LA 081: What To Do When You Are Not Truly Appreciated

What if you could feel truly appreciated and deeply satisfied every single day? What if you could experience a more joyful, appreciative and considerate workplace and it only costs you seven minutes of a day? In an earlier podcast I shared about the seven most important minutes of your day. Well, here’s another hack for […]

LA 080: Leading Difficult People

Encourage We’ve all had to deal with them. Perhaps you still are dealing with them? Difficult People. They come in all shapes and sizes. All races, all genders, and all backgrounds. They only share two things in common, but I’ll come back to that in a little while. As a professional executive coach I occasionally […]

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 […]