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October 12, 2023

I Might Regret Writing This Blog 

"We can also make ourselves better with “at least” statements – acknowledging to ourselves that the outcome could have been worse." - Melanie Bell

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May 7, 2020

Lockdown: How Are You Coping? – Your Top Tips

Thanks to COVID-19, we are all now living in a world that was beyond imagination just a few short weeks ago. For most of us, nothing in our old lives could have prepared us adequately for lockdown. Yes, we are all caught in the same storm

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April 18, 2019

Making Time for Learning When There's No Time to Think!

Learning at work can be a serious struggle. If you're stretched to the limit, and struggling with all the stuff that's already in your head, how can you possibly learn anything new? In one organization I worked for, learning came to feel downright impossible! Maybe this rings a bell for you. Information was coming thick […]

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August 16, 2018

How Mindfulness Leads to Emotional Intelligence

If you hear that a new team member or manager is "emotionally intelligent," you’ll probably nod gratefully. You'll understand that he or she will likely listen to you, try to see things from your point of view, and resist jumping to conclusions. Before 1995, though, you may have wondered what on earth that phrase meant. […]

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May 24, 2018

What's in the Mind of a Leader?

Mindfulness is Rasmus Hougaard's bread and butter. Through his company, Potential Project, he helps organizations around the world to use mindfulness skills to improve their effectiveness. He's seen it work wonders, delivering better focus, energy and productivity. But, in recent years, he began to notice that mindfulness was just one contributory factor to a successful […]

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March 8, 2018

Do I Have to Be Happy at Work?

I Am Not Myself Today We all have those days when we don't feel like ourselves. Days when you wake up and something just doesn't feel right. You can't pinpoint exactly what's wrong, and all you want to do is stay in bed, watch TV, and eat junk food. Not the most productive solution, perhaps, […]

November 16, 2017

Help! How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Notifications

Bridget checked Instagram over breakfast, then glanced at the text notifications on her cell. She replied to a few WhatsApps before heading off to work. Bridget’s office phone showed three voicemails. She ignored those. Then she logged on to her computer, where 108 new emails beckoned for her attention. Those would have to wait as well. […]

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September 19, 2017

Self-Worth and Thought Awareness – #MTtalk Roundup

About This Week's Chat “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worthy of the trip.”  ― Glenn Beck, American radio and television personality. Nowadays, many of us see police or military patrols in our cities, as we visit tourist attractions or use facilities like airports and train stations. For some people, they're an […]

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October 4, 2016

Here, Now - the Mindful Manager – #MTtalk

"Mindfulness means paying a attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." - Jon Kabat-Zinn Just for the fun of it, I recently tried to keep track of how many times I looked at my smartphone over a two-day period. After about half a day, I didn't feel like carrying […]

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July 8, 2016

Lost for Words? Or Cat Got Your Tongue?

Have you ever found yourself lost for words at a time when you needed them desperately? It's easy to think that there's not much "going on upstairs" for those that are sitting silently in your meeting but, often, this is a gross underestimation. There are an infinite number of reasons why a person might be inclined […]

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