Straight from the horse’s mouth…
We can get so wrapped up in our own lives we forget to appreciate others or reach out to help those who are struggling. Ironically, an accident made me appreciate how lucky I am for the people in my life again.
What do you do for self-care?
Having an accident and landing in hospital for a month has been a wake-up call for me. I can no longer ignore the needs of my body and mind, because if I don’t practice self-care, then I physically can’t function. The three things I find essential to self-care are:
🥬 Eat healthily
For those of you who don’t know, I had an accident in April and broke my back. So, I’ve spent most of the past couple of months in rehab in hospital and at home.
Now I’m back, I can reflect on all the valuable lessons I’ve learnt. They include:
– The power of positive thinking and resilience
– Don’t forget to slow down
– Take a step back sometimes and evaluate what’s important
– It’s okay if you’re not okay all the time
Read this week’s blog to find out more and stay tuned for the next two instalments in this series.
At work, an ‘elephant in the room’ usually means no one has the motivation to openly address a problem. So, how can we encourage the ‘horse in the room’ – honesty and awareness?
To mark Youth Week, we look at the importance of developing key leadership skills in young people such as self-awareness, self-confidence, communication and empathy.
We’ve probably all watched a wonderful employee struggle to transition to a leadership role. Adapting requires one key foundation: self-awareness.
With a new travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, we plan to conduct training there soon. This got me reflecting on how we ease the transition back into face-to-face working.
With a pandemic and natural disasters changing life as we know it, many of us are living in a state of constant anxiety. It’s worth acknowledging this worry.
Horses are direct in their communication, letting you know through if they’re not happy. Humans, not always. Here’s why it’s important to honest and how to improve your ‘horse talk’
This week is International Women’s Day, with the theme ‘choose to challenge’. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of the stories of women who’ve challenged themselves and undertaken a journey of self-realisation through our Authentic You retreats.
Asking questions is a part of good communication in the workplace. Yet it can sometimes be difficult due to fear of looking incompetent. What can we do to improve?
It’s been a tough year and times continue to be hard for many. However, there’s lots of lessons we can take out of this difficult age.
Whether you’re old or young, there are some key skills that will help you become a leader in your own life; take control and be the person you want to be.
There’s lots of evidence to suggest that intuition is a valuable asset in the workplace. Unlike our horsey friends, though, it’s a skill that most of us humans need to develop and practise.
We often put in place new year’s resolutions, but how about a new year revisit of your work purpose to keep yourself and your team energised, focused and happy?
Practising compassion and putting yourself in the shoes of others goes a long way towards becoming a great leader and working better together as a team.
There are two sides to presence – each as important as the other. One is your presence, the very essence of who you are. And the other is being present in terms of giving the ones you are with your full attention and living in the moment without distraction.
Self-reflection and being conscious of how our actions, intentions, energy and body language impact others are an essential part of being a good leader. In practice, consciousness can be hard to achieve. But it’s not impossible! Like most ‘soft skills’, being more self-aware is a skill we can learn and develop.
Expertise can be gained in a number of ways, and it’s important to ensure we are continuously learning in order to remain at the top of our game.
Where does ingenuity come from? Is it an inherent talent or a learned skill? As leaders, how do we nurture it in ourselves and those around us?