Category: happiness

Investing in Onboarding

August 26, 2019 by

According to a 2018 survey by Jobvite, nearly one-third of all new recruits quit their jobs within the 90 days. A bad onboarding process can be costly, leading to poor performance and high turnover, and at best confusion on the part of the new recruit.

Categories: Courage, Culture, happiness, Leadership, Nic Stephen, personal development, Recognition, Trust, Wellbeing

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Perfectly imperfect

July 29, 2019 by

Working with leaders for so many years has afforded me the great privilege of getting a glimpse into the human psyche.  One powerful trend I often encounter is the perfectionistic mindset.  To strive for perfection is very compelling, almost intoxicating in our western world. 

Categories: Balance, Courage, Culture, happiness, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Recognition, Sara Redman, Self awareness, Trust, Wellbeing

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Are you taking care of your mental health?

May 14, 2019 by

Did you know that May is Mental Health month?  This is an opportunity to take stock of your mental health and consider how you are, what is working well for you and what you can do to improve or prevent mental health issues.

Categories: Balance, happiness, Inspiration, Life Coach, Meaning and purpose, mindfulness, Sara Redman, Self awareness, stress, Wellbeing

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Conversations that Count

March 19, 2019 by

One of my favourite things  is working with leaders on having the Conversations that Count.  This is not just about constructive feedback but also about giving recognition.  Most leaders struggle with these conversations. Some may find it easier to give recognition but shy away from constructive feedback, others don’t like giving recognition but are comfortable […]

Categories: Balance, Corporate Wellbeing, happiness, Meaning and purpose, mindfulness, personal development, Sara Redman, Self awareness, Wellbeing

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Coming Clean…

January 24, 2019 by

It is mid-January as I write this now and I woke up this morning to return to work with genuine fire in my belly. I noticed in my morning meditation that I actually feel lighter and more centred than I have in years….and of course it is a truly welcome, blissful feeling.  I was curious […]

Categories: Balance, Corporate Wellbeing, happiness, Meaning and purpose, mindfulness, personal development, Sara Redman, Self awareness, Wellbeing

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Virtues at work

November 02, 2016 by

If you’ve had much to do with our approach to leadership development, you’ll know we employ a character based approach; we believe that being a good person is absolutely essential to being a good leader. Our change agent, Toby Newstead, is looking at this very topic via her PhD research. Her work demonstrates how virtues such as courage, justice, humanity, […]

Categories: Employee Engagement, happiness, Leadership, Management, Toby Newstead, Uncategorized

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The power of assuming positive intent

October 10, 2016 by

Until recently, I would have never considered myself one to assume that the actions of others were driven by negative intent. Yet if anyone – especially someone at work, were to say to me “we need to talk,” I would find myself filled with worry, racking my brain to think of what I might have […]

Categories: Balance, Communication, happiness, mindfulness, Uncategorized

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Why being kind is taking off

September 28, 2016 by

  Recently, I was running a team building session for one of our clients, and we did an exercise that may normally have resulted in a winner and a prize. I decided to do something different, and instead gave every participant a ‘prize’ but with one proviso – they needed to give it to someone […]

Categories: Change, happiness, mindfulness, Sara Redman, Uncategorized, Wellbeing

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Closing the stress cycle

April 06, 2016 by

I had been eagerly awaiting my Easter break. Not because I wanted time away from work (I love my job!), or because the anticipation of what my husband had gotten me as an Easter treat was just too exciting (Cocobean chocolate), but because I was heading away bushwalking for three days. Although I love my […]

Categories: happiness, mindfulness, stress, Uncategorized, Wellbeing

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