LA 079: How To Be An Effective Buddy Coach

  Coaching a colleague, a team member or anyone you know well is a challenging situation. For example, a manager usually conducts the performance review for their staff focusing on their performance in the job and team which may lead to a recommendation about salary or promotions. A coach is focussed on developing the person […]

LA 078: You Got The Power

Encourage Your aptitude (your “natural” ability to do something) is thought by many people to be the main driver of their success. We raise people with those noticeable talents onto pedestals in a form of worship. Imagine yourself as a star soccer player, or the lead singer in your favourite band, an actor in an […]

LA 077: Let Go and Gain Control

Encourage One thing that separates the calm and joyful person from the stressed and depressed is a useful balance something known as the locus of control. Someone with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, while someone with an external locus of control blames outside forces […]

LA 077: SELAH! Take Charge of Your Brain Waves

Encourage Every day you are busy. Emails fill your inbox, some of them might even matter. Your todo list gets ticked off… or not. You attend meetings, deal with clients, chat with the boss, communicate with colleagues, deal with crises, handle problems, worry about tomorrow, think about yesterday, fret over a sick child … and […]

LA 076: Are Your Succeeding or Merely Surviving?

Encourage When you ask someone what they want from life, most people will tell you that they want to be happy. Push a little bit more and they will tell you they want to do something useful or meaningful, make a difference, leave a legacy, or fulfil a calling. We call that succeeding. That is, […]

LA 076: Where Is That Buck When You Need One?

President Harry S. Truman had a famous sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.” A clear indicator that he accepted accountability for all the decisions of his administration. There are leaders like Truman in politics and organisations today, though not many. Accountability starts with honesty. Being able to set aside personal pride […]

LA 075: Why Joy @ Work Matters

Encourage Imagine that someone created a red pill that adds years to your life; it reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke; cuts your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by more than fifty percent; helps you relax during the day and sleep better at night; it doubles your chances of staying drug and […]

LA 074: How to Thrive When the Robots Rise

There’s a lot of excitement about artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential for robots to autonomously make decisions about what gets done, how it gets done, and who does it. As the technology fast approaches the dreams of science fiction, many professionals, blue and white colour workers are beginning to fear a future where their […]

LA 073: How to Waste Your time Writing a Career Plan

“Where do you see yourself in five years time?” This insidious little question invites the interviewee to begin a little game that finishes as a belief built on sand. You guess what your prospective employer wants to hear, and then you give it to them. It’s almost as bad as your Aunt’s favourite: “What do […]

LA 072: Hacking Neuroscience to Re-Inspire your Get Up and Go

We all want an inspirational leader. Someone to look up to, to give us hope and direction. A leader who engages us as individuals and treats us well, but most of all makes us want to be better. But what if that leader is you? And today you’re feeling a bit blah. Everything’s sort of […]