It's easy to live small - to stay safe and hide behind our thoughts of 'I can't, I won't or I don't want to'. But consider, all of these thoughts are just that. Thoughts. They're not real. Just illusionary limitations, self imposed prison cells.
We know burnout occurs, it is no myth. So I see great value in preparing for this eventuality (for employers, educators and future employees) where it is most prominant and nipping the issue in the bud. It will benefit the future of our workforce and certainly the value that they bring to the economy!
Stuck is a word that often gets talked about by people who approach coaches and therapists like me. It's a big problem and heck, I often feel stuck in aspects of my life too - it's a chronic human condition. Luckily there's much that can be done. If you're feeling it, or have ever felt it, read on!
Like our immune system, resilience is built up over time. Every challenge we overcome has the potential to better prepare us for the next. But, unlike our immune system, this doesn't happen automatically.
What happens when setting processes isn't enough, when your dreams are bigger and riskier than losing weight or learning interpretative dance? Here are some inside tips that us executive coaches use when conventional goal getting isn't working as advertised for our clients.
Self awareness is the first and most influential aspect of EI: the few who are gifted with true self awareness have a realistic understanding of how what they feel affects what they do. They also understand which situations trigger certain emotional responses in themselves and others.
Alas, I was not quick enough as Pulse was already saturated with thinly disguised profile-raising tributes. When I returned to my email to check for more coaching requests, there was another message from Will.
I use this inspiring quote not infrequently with clients. I say "clients" but, as I may have mentioned in earlier posts, my sole client remains my friend Keith with whom I continue to climb his Everest-scale cynicism.
When it comes down to the old born-or-made question in the leadership debate I am on the same side as the late Warren Bennis whose recent passing prompted me to offer my own leadership thoughts.
I appreciate that I'm throwing ideas about "on the hoof" somewhat but I've just had something of an epiphany. If you're really serious about securing the coaching talent to fulfil your ambitions for the unemployed, what you really need is: welfare for coaches!