Four practical ways to improve social health at work.
Jan11

Four practical ways to improve social health at work.

Health is important for us all, at work and in life as a whole. We often think and talk about it as physical health and mental health. But what about social health? This could be described as team health, collaborative health, connectedness health, belonging health, networking health – basically anything that talks about the health that our social interactions (or lack thereof) create. People spend so much time in a work environment,...

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How to be a open-minded thinker
Jan09

How to be a open-minded thinker

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn and I wrote this article for 2020visionleader.com A few years ago, we had the privilege of being in Oxford, listening to various topics being debated by a group of very verbal 16-year old students. What an amazing experience it was, what incredible flexibility of mind these teenagers were able to convey. We were so very impressed and indeed inspired. And it very effectively highlighted the importance and value...

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Exterminating the ‘Busy Bug’ Mindset
Jan02

Exterminating the ‘Busy Bug’ Mindset

There’s a new epidemic in work and society in general: The “busy bug.”As a leader, how often do you ask people “How are you?” And how often do you hear “I am so busy!” in response?Why are we so busy? Is it really necessary? All too often, work and life can feel like we are on a hamster wheel: It spins around as we run, run, run. But we can choose to get off that wheel and look at things from a distance. We need to allow ourselves time...

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Trust and the Bottom Line
Dec28

Trust and the Bottom Line

Sarah was frustrated. She had noticed that her team members often seemed dismissive about the importance of her work. Why are they not interested in my work?Does what I do not matter? Sarah felt angry, defensive and helpless, which made things even worse. Subsequently, she didn’t want to work with them and started to avoid them,further negatively impacting communication and team spirit. The disconnect between her and most of her...

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Leadership Stripped Bare
Nov25

Leadership Stripped Bare

“But bosses can pretty much do what they want, that’s what’s so sad”These were the exact words said by a woman pacing up and down a deserted aisle in the supermarket one evening. She was on her mobile talking to what seemed to be a colleague, based on the contents of their conversation. I didn’t want to eavesdrop, but those words spoke volumes about her state of mind and were hard not to hear. There was a sense of resignation about...

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Why multitasking is a good crisis skill but a bad habit
Nov01

Why multitasking is a good crisis skill but a bad habit

Elisbabet Vinberg Hearn and I wrote this article for 2020visionleader.com Multitasking has long been praised as a great thing. Well, we think it’s a bit of a curse – and let us tell you why. When you’re multitasking you are not really giving anything your full attention. You are easily distracted and your tasks take longer to complete. And if nothing gets full attention, it’s not getting all of you. And are you at your best if you’re...

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