Why Kindness Makes Business Better

Kindness is not a word we hear a lot in today’s over-busy workplaces. Wellbeing is up there as a concept, but I’m not sure it resonates with many people. It’s a word a bit like sustainability – easy to rattle on about but highly open to interpretation. So I wonder if...

How To Clear Your Head When Things Get Mad-Busy

Most of us know the feeling – there’s too much to do, we’re under pressure, and we feel like a rabbit frozen in the headlights. Things get cloudy, our normal capacity to function efficiently goes out the window, and we resort to doing what’s easy rather than what’s...

How do you rest your mind?

  We all know how to rest our bodies, right? Just put your feet up, slouch, and do nothing. Simple. But does this stop your mind from staying busy? Probably not. So how do you rest your mind? The first thing to watch for is words. As soon as a sentence starts to...

1000 Moments To A Mindful Life?

In his book Outliers: The Story of Success,  Malcolm Gladwell (who also wrote The Tipping Point) makes a convincing case for the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to achieving real mastery expertise in any skill, is about practising the correct...

Feeding The Mind – Why Gut Health Matters

To work at our best, we need to be in a good mental state. That depends on many factors, but an essential one is diet and gut health. The way we eat affects the way we think. If we have a healthy gut, we’re more to likely have a healthy mind. Our gut is actually lined...

How to spot the signs of stress

Stress can wreck mental and physical health. If you’re a leader, you might lose key staff and see productivity plummet. So you better see it coming.   Here are 10 symptoms to watch for in yourself and others: Getting more impatient, intolerant or moody Eating...