Shift out of managing people and into becoming a powerful catalyst of human potential and a steward of exceptional workplaces
There is a long history of organizations using internal development training programs as palliatives to deal with deeply entrenched work culture problems. No full-day workshop or fistful of handouts can address these issues meaningfully, but they keep happening.
Of all the tools and exercises I have used over the years to either advance my goals or embody traits that loosen anxiety and bring peace, the one I keep coming back to is not only the most useful, it is also the simplest.
Underlying the practices of employee monitoring, forcing people back to workstations, and recruitment processes that communicate disrespect is the erroneous yet deeply embedded belief that employees are inherently not worthy of trust and respect. Happily, the tide is turning and we call all play a part in making things better.
Each time we face disappointments big and small is when the real story begins, the one in which we have to go further and deeper, carrying at times, a heart heavier than a cauldron of lead. Click below to see how loss, frustration and dead ends may be exactly the thing you need to grow.
The world acts in mysterious ways. Even the lyrics of your favourite bands may hold advice you need to hear right now, such as the career advice that came to me running one day as I had Coldplay songs on shuffle.
When you peek at your inbox, or respond to a ping from an incoming instant message as you focus on a task requiring full attention, you trigger multiple neural network shifts in your brain, which results in a loss of cognitive function. Click below to learn more about how work as we know it is dimming our creativity and productivity.