Mind Jolts

YOUR WORDS CAN KILL!

YOUR WORDS CAN KILL!

Sounds dramatic, huh? It isn't. It's true. The words you choose have the influence and power to either nourish or destroy. I got hooked into a thread on LinkedIn yesterday where a connection of mine and the CEO of a large and influential organisation made some...

HOW ORGANISATIONS ARE INFLUENCING GENERATIONS TO COME

HOW ORGANISATIONS ARE INFLUENCING GENERATIONS TO COME

The first time I saw this photo, I sniggered. Like mother, like daughter, right? The young girl, fag in hand and a nice slug of Pinot Noir to gulp down. Hilarious. She probably wears high heels too. Maybe she speaks like her mum? Perhaps she has similar mannerisms and...

THE FLIP SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE FLIP SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

There is no denying that social media has fundamentally changed the world we live in: ease of finding information, business promotion, social connection, finding love and discovering like minded souls. There is a flip side: addiction, isolation, reduced skills for...

HOW TO HANDLE A SMILING ASSASSIN!

HOW TO HANDLE A SMILING ASSASSIN!

Have you ever been stung by a smiling assassin? Ouch! I have. I got seduced and spent years playing this Yo Yo game of up and down, on and off, hot and cold. They walk freely amongst us, often unnoticed. Docile, calm and charming in their behaviour they rarely play...

HOW ARE YOU HARNESSING YOUR ENERGY?

HOW ARE YOU HARNESSING YOUR ENERGY?

Your energy is a rich currency. As the world pulls you from pillar to post in our seemingly new, ALWAYS ON culture, being conscious about where you invest your energy and where you set boundaries is vital. An autopilot, scattergun approach will cost you dearly. I...

WHY WE’VE GOT RESILIENCE ALL WRONG

WHY WE’VE GOT RESILIENCE ALL WRONG

Resilience is the current business fad! You may have read books on it (there are loads). Been on courses to learn how to be more resilient (there are even more of these). Maybe you’ve even got an I’m a Resilience Ninja Warrior Badge that you wear with pride (I got...

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Most of you will be familiar with this proverb. It reminds us that if we want something enough, we will find a way to make it happen. In most instances, this is interpreted as Willpower and using Strong Will to get what you want: tapping into your ability to hustle...

ARE YOU A LEAKY BUCKET?

ARE YOU A LEAKY BUCKET?

When your outside world attempts to push and pull you around, finding that inner strength to remain unshakeable can be important.  Perhaps you find yourself darting around from thing to thing and not actually being that productive and getting done, what you...

CORONAVIRUS, COUGHS AND CULTURE…

CORONAVIRUS, COUGHS AND CULTURE…

What do they all have in common? Yes, they are all contagious. They catch on. They go viral. When we reveal one of them to others and share their components, they have immense power to get deep into the fabric of the system. They spread with speed. They are not fussy...