The power of storytelling is an essential leadership skill. Storytelling is the centrepiece of business activity, and a critical part of your role as a business leader or owner is the Chief Storyteller. Whatever message you want to convey, the key to your peoples’ heart is a story.
The external market place and business arena is constantly changing, and as we know, the old rule book no longer applies. Changing dynamics in competitors; the digital revolution, new role definitions, new regulatory frameworks supported by new legislation has redefined our ‘ability to learn’ as an essential skill. Read on to find out why all leaders and business professional need to keep learning.
After a break from work you feel refreshed, re-energised and re-focused and the quality downtime has given you the head space you needed. Take this new energy and focus as an opportunity to introduce 4 new winning habits…you may be surprised at what you discover both personally and professionally.
The first day back after a holiday can be tough. Your diary is full of team catch up meetings, project de-briefs, client update calls, never mind the mountain of emails you’ve got to wade through. Whilst extending your holiday time is a nice thought, it’s probably not one set in reality. But if you could prolong the holiday feeling, well that is certainly within your control.
The urban myth which says the more hours you work, the more you will get done, is in fact just that, an urban myth. In reality, the more hours you work, the less productive you become. With 24/7 connectivity it’s tough to completely switch off. We all need quality downtime away from the daily demands and routines of the working day.
Many of us have all the right intentions, but we somehow never manage to put health and wellbeing at the top of our ‘to do’ list and translate it into meaningful action. We’re either too busy, too tired, too focused on something else or simply have too much on our plate. So here are my 4 initiatives to help you improve health & wellbeing in the workplace, either for yourself personally or for your people.