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Part 2: Caution emotion at work – How to handle your anger at work

This is the second in a short series on emotion at work. Last month I tackled anxiety, this month I'm moving on to anger. I realised while writing this that there's enough to say about handling your own anger at ...

By |2020-09-04T10:24:44+00:00November 29th, 2017|Emotions & Thinking, Teamwork|4 Comments

Part 1: Caution emotion at work – Managing and supporting personal anxiety

Wouldn't it be great if work was a place of calm and rationality all the time? Somewhere where you didn't have to deal with messy feelings - yours or anyone else's. In the not too distant future, when we've mostly ...

By |2020-09-04T10:26:07+00:00October 31st, 2017|Emotions & Thinking, Teamwork|0 Comments

Back to work with a bang – Working out what you want to achieve

So here we are in the last days of summer before we revert to 'back to school' normality next week. I've written here before about the idea that for many of us September feels much more like New Year than ...

By |2020-09-04T10:27:10+00:00August 30th, 2017|Making Change Happen|0 Comments

Passing the baton – A succession planning guide

How do you hand on a business you’ve spent years nurturing? This is a challenge facing many business owners as they eventually accept that they cannot go on forever. This month I’ve teamed up with Peter Jenner, from William Battle Ltd, ...

Business is business – Six pitfalls of family business leadership

First and foremost, family businesses are businesses. Like all organisations they require good leadership. In this article, I'd like to highlight some of the common pitfalls of family business leadership. But first, let's recap what leadership involves. In a previous article, ...

By |2020-09-08T16:30:53+00:00June 28th, 2017|Family Business, Teamwork, Work With Featured|3 Comments

Five strategies for avoiding conflict and why you should ditch them all

What do you think of when you hear the word 'conflict'? I think for a lot of us, conflict conjures up a particularly bad Eastenders' Christmas - raised voices, harsh words, fists flying, someone trying to calm things down by ...

By |2020-09-04T10:28:56+00:00May 24th, 2017|Emotions & Thinking, Leadership, Teamwork|0 Comments

Can I trust you? Six aspects of human interaction where questions of trust arise

I've been thinking a lot about trust lately, partly because I've been working with teams. Trust is the bedrock of team work, but the more I talk and read about it, the more I realise that we're not always talking ...

By |2020-09-04T10:29:39+00:00April 27th, 2017|Emotions & Thinking, Teamwork|2 Comments

Think you’re a good listener? Seven scenarios where you might not be listening as well as you could

How good a listener are you? I was reminded of the importance of good listening recently while attending a talk by a coach who brings real focus and attention to her coaching. Her clients really do get a damn good ...

By |2020-09-08T16:31:39+00:00March 28th, 2017|Emotions & Thinking, Teamwork|3 Comments

The great taboos. The legal and psychological ramifications of discussing politics and religion at work

“Never discuss religion or politics”. This sage advice has been around for at least a century. But in these days of Brexit and Trump, politics seems harder and harder to avoid and religion has got wrapped up in it in ...

By |2020-09-10T10:01:11+00:00February 28th, 2017|Opinion Pieces, Organisations, Teamwork|0 Comments

Dealing with self-criticism – Four strategies for handling your inner critic

How strong is your inner critic? Most of us have a critical voice in our heads at some point but for some people it's relentless and often vicious. People who would never dream of calling someone else a completely useless ...

By |2020-09-04T10:47:27+00:00January 24th, 2017|Emotions & Thinking|3 Comments
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