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by on 21 September, 2021
A Guide to Stress Management … through the eyes of a Young Professional Ah, stress! It’s a natural feeling, yet most people seek to avoid it.    Stress can play an essential role in encouraging motivation within professionals, but many people are so consumed with the dampening aspects associated with it, that they struggle to see past the negatives.  When starting out as a young professional, new to the workforce or to a role, stress management strategies will become your new best fr...
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by on 30 August, 2021
  The Secret to Professional Success : MANAGING UP   Do you wonder why some people have meteoric careers & others not? Well, we are going to share with you some management secrets. It’s common to hear managers talking about managing their team or employees, in fact, hours of training is spent on this to ensure you become a great manager. In contrast, it’s rare to hear people talk about ‘managing their boss’.  In management terms, it’s referred to as Managing Down (your team or s...
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by on 9 August, 2021
Fear, a strong and powerful emotion, comes consciously and unconsciously when change is foot. Its natural and a protective mechanism to our being.   As a business owner, leader, when you hear the word change, what comes to mind?  What do you feel in your body, what story do you tell yourself?   Whether change is initiated by yourself or external to you, it brings a level of uncertainty and challenge. Understanding your natural response to change will support you greatly to then devel...
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by on 12 July, 2021
What is your reaction when you hear that you need to be more politically savvy?  Many women that I speak with, hate having to play the workplace politics game.  They ask why they can’t be valued and promoted based on their hard work.  It is a valid question, unfortunately though, the workplace and funnily life, is not yet based on a real meritocracy and we may be waiting a while for this to occur. So how can you get ahead then when the deck is stacked against you?  Firstly, you need to recogn...
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by on 12 July, 2021
What is your boredom point?  This is a question that I raise with many of my mentees when we talk about their career progression or when they raise feelings of dissatisfaction with their role.  The boredom point is when you are no longer challenged or satisfied with your role.  Look at your resume and work out the average time you stay in a role.  Looking back at my corporate career, I realised that my boredom point was around 12 to 18 months.  I felt comfortable and confident in my role...
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by on 3 September, 2020
Respect and trust are powerful within a relationship and an organisation to achieve success. The more respect and trust between individuals and within teams the more motivation, engagement and productivity a team and organisation can achieve.   What about when individuals have differing views of organisational values?   As a leader how do you get your team on the same page about organisational values?   How do you value the differences in opinion, belief and understanding?  ...
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by on 31 August, 2020
Values - Based Leadership is usually associated with organisational leadership practice; what about as an individual leadership practice.   Values are filters in your life, they are what you hold important to you, they influence your decision making, your actions and how you go about life.   They are your inner guidance!   As an individual leader your values will play a part in how you operate as a leader individually as well as in an organisation and it is valuable to understa...
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by on 29 June, 2020
  Are you afraid to be accountable for your choices? Discover why and what to do about it. What’s the first thing you think when you make a mistake? If you’re like most people, you will either blame someone else or blame yourself. Blaming, even blaming yourself, is not at all the same thing as being accountable. Why is it so hard to be accountable for ourselves – to take responsibility for ourselves? One of the problems may lie in the connotations we have applied to these words. ...
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by on 18 July, 2018
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--EndFragment--> The promise of quick weight loss can be so seductive….It can fill you with excitement and hope and have you thinking, “This is the one that’s going to change my life!”. Let’s face it; we have all fallen for a quick fix diet at some stage in our lives. Some of us maybe more than others…. Many smart women are locked into an unwinnable weight game, and feel stuck in...
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by on 29 June, 2018
Hi there! Here are some helpful tips from Naomi Simson, one of our key speaker for our upcoming Business Solutions Summit. Overcoming Procrastination We are all about planning this month in our business community and in sticking to the ‘plan’, I have set aside a whole day to plan for a very busy few months ahead. Yet as I sit down to get things done, I’m finding anything and everything put in front of me distracting. I know I need to move things forward but procrastination is sneaking in… As we ...
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by on 10 December, 2017
Life deals out many challenges from the day we are born. We all have a story that becomes a limiting attachment and dishes out all kinds of life lessons depending on our evolutionary path. Whatever the story, it is all just a form of energy. Essentially we are powerful formless beings residing in a physical form. Instinctively our human qualities resist the one thing we came here for... love, in many energetic forms. Unknowingly, we avoid so many aspects of ourselves that are essentially invisib...
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by on 25 October, 2017
If you take the time to study humanity, you will discover that all human behaviour is driven by fear or faith. Fear and faith are the driving forces behind our beliefs, our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours and therefore our results! Fear stems from insecurity, faith stems from security... Fear is about self-preservation.It causes us to hold ourselves back and therefore, limits us from realizing and fulfilling our unique potential in life. Living from a place of fear produces bondage! Faith...
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