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The power to choose how you respond at work.

In his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R Covey states: ‘Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able.” They don’t blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose... read more

How you can be Unshakeable at work.

Inter-personal conflict within a team is costly, and risky. If only we could all just get along. There is a way to minimize the potentially negative impact that your colleagues have on you at work. You can use your personal powers at work to be Unshakeable. Using your... read more

Does your workplace suffer from ‘complain pain’?

Recently I asked one hundred and fifty people what their colleagues did that ‘drove them crazy’ in the workplace. The top reason; forty-eight percent responded by stating it was their colleagues COMPLAINING. That’s nearly half of respondents complaining about... read more

Your Three Magic (Unshakeable) Words

The words CHOOSE, CHOICE and CHOSE are the magic words of empowerment. When you start slipping these words into your conversations, and your thoughts, it’s like magic happens. It’s like you magically empower yourself. Choose Choice Chose Using these words gives you... read more

Why ignoring ‘them’ doesn’t work in the workplace.

While you might have been given the advice at school, ‘Just ignore them and they will go away’ (which doesn’t work), that kind of advice just doesn’t cut it in today’s workplace. Who is ‘them’ in your workplace. We have all got ‘them’. Prickly Pears. People who, for... read more

How Unshakeable do you feel at work?

“An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.” –Stephen Covey It’s important to feel Unshakeable at work. When... read more

How to connect with your work?

It is important you feel connected at work, for your own sake. When you are connected to your work, you’ve got your pedal to the metal as you do your work. You are really flying! Your confidence in your ability to do your work is great. You are motivated and enjoying... read more

Are you Cursing or Curious at work?

‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.’ Albert Einstein You say good morning to your colleague Simon and he does not respond. This is the third time this week it has happened. You can either choose to feel annoyed and disrespected, or you can be... read more

The Power of Possibility Thinking at Work

Max Lerner, who was an American journalist and educated said: ‘I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.’ To be ‘Possibilist’ you need to feel empowered When you feel empowered at work you are more open to stepping into possibility thinking. You bring... read more

Are you Stressed out at Work? Or Showing Up Strong?

Why is having a Strong Mind at Work important? While the cost of stress is expensive for your employer (workplace stress is costing the Australian economy $14.81 billion a year), what does this mean for you? Apart from the negative health consequences resulting from... read more

It’s time to disrupt your thinking.

For many of us, by this time each year we have well and truly settled back into the routine of work. Hopefully you are feeling great – you are finding your work meaningful, are filled with a sense of purpose and have clarity about the difference you are making in the... read more

What do you believe about work?

You might have heard people say, ‘I hate my job’, or ‘Work sucks’ – it is highly likely they are miserable. Compare that to people who say, ‘I love going to work’ – they have a different energy about them. The two may have the identical role, in the same workplace –... read more

Are you being hijacked at work?

What is the Amygdala Hijack? The Amygdala Hijack is a term coined by Daniel Goleman in his 1996 book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. In a nutshell, in situations where you perceive there is a threat to your safety– it’s normal to experience... read more

Are you being Over Responsible at work?

You are POWERFUL. When something happens, you choose what you make it mean to you, and what you believe about it. From those choices comes how you feel about it. Then you choose what you say or don’t say in response.  And finally, you decide what action you take.... read more

What is your highest reason for going to work?

It is important to know what going to work for you is really about.A staggering seventy-six percent of Australian workers don’t feel engaged in their work. So what’s going on? Most people reading this post will have their basic needs met. They will most probably have... read more

You are a meaning maker.

Something happens. You take information from outside your head, filter it, delete, distort and generalize it, then make a movie of it inside your head. Then YOU decide what you make it mean. You give it meaning based on your values, ideas, experiences and... read more

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