A formula for Courage

Most people I meet professionally would like me to give them a simple formula for developing courage. So here it is: (C+R)² = C. Allow me to expand…. C: Perform 1 small act of courage: Following my formula, when we preform ‘acts of courage’, no matter how small, we begin to transform. Start the process by asking yourself: What can …

5 top reasons why Less is More at work

Amazon is open to a change that could be exciting for all employees, especially women. They have agreed to reduce working hours for certain employees to 30 hours per week. The idea is that with less time, people can be equally effective then those with more time. I know this to be 100% true. Here is why: 1. Less gossip …

How to RESPOND to a difficult conversation

We have discussed WHEN to respond to a difficult talk (WHEN to have a Courageous Conversation) We have looked at HOW to INITIATE a Courageous Conversation (How to Initiate a Courageous Conversation) Now its time to discuss how to RESPOND to a challenging conversation!  Click here:  How to RESPOND. Some points to take away with you: 1. Take a deep …

When to Speak Up and when to Shut Up…

When to Speak Up and when to Shut Up…  A colleague insults you, in public.  You can feel your blood starting to boil.  You have visions of using duct tape in ways you’ve not used it before. What words should come out of your mouth? Watch to find out how to know when to have a Courageous Conversation….

How to have a difficult conversation

Can you think of your last difficult conversation?  Did it go well?  If your answer is no, you are not alone!  They often don’t go smoothly…which is why we go to tremendous efforts to avoid having them! The problem stems from the fact that a difficult issue will always get bigger and become more dangerous if we don’t deal with …

I want to work from home!

‘I want to work from home‘….. is a pretty scary conversation to have with your boss, dare I say a Courageous One.  The article below offers some sound advice on the approach, but I am not sure it would give me the courage to actually DO it. What would?  Perhaps if someone could walk me through how the conversation may …

Wallow in it: 5 tips for dealing with the Trump Tragedy

The morning after Brexit I woke up to a surge of social media messages telling me that we need to move on, accept the democratic process and see the bright side. I remember thinking ‘Please be quiet and just let me mourn the death of my hopes for the future.’  Sound familiar? It is not my style to tell you how …

Why we didn’t see it coming

The truth is that we are all guilty of turning the other way when you don’t agree with someone else’s point of view. We see, we hear and we read what fits into our own ideals. This does not make for very good forecasting as you will read below. When we REALLY listen we are being open to all possibilities. …

Sometimes it is NOT OK

I’ve always struggled with this subject. When things go terribly wrong for people, out intstinct is to say that it’s l going to be ok. It often is not. But somehow we refuse to believe that is a reality. Our instincts are to pretend that all will turn out fine – a happy ending awaits you. Deep down I believe …

Change your attitude or GET OUT!

How many of us have dreamt of telling a colleague, or even your boss, that thier negative attitude is disruptive and demotivating?! But at work, an environment which forces us to work with those we don’t always like, it’s not easy.  When is courageous conversation worth it? Part of my work is to help people decide if that conversation is …