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Pessimism & Optimism

“Pessimism can hold us back in any context of life; pessimists don’t start things that are a little challenging and if they do start, are more likely to give up. Optimists start challenging things and often success. We can learn here how to move from pessimism to optimism”. @drangusmcleod
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Wellbeing at Work


Well-Being & Healthy Thinking

A healthy ‘mindset’ assists in well-being. This is not just about how happy we feel right now, but also, how empowered we are to achieve our aims.

But, what is a mindset? At least three things are important, these are: values, beliefs and our sense of identity. Continue reading Wellbeing at Work

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Women’s Glass Ceiling

‘Cracking the Code to the Glass Ceiling’

Written by: Nancy E. Parsons

During my thirty years in leadership, the glass ceiling has been a nearly impenetrable blockade, limiting the vast majority of aspiring women leaders hoping to reach the top.  I am delighted to report that we have, at last, cracked the code. Continue reading Women’s Glass Ceiling

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Women and Success

Nothing Succeeds Like Success!

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”.   Continue reading Women and Success

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Women: Distress from Stress

Taking the Distress out of Stress

At the moment I am dealing with an excessively large workload and so it seemed like a good time to write about stress!

When life has a good rhythm of work, time for family and friends, and time for oneself, then it is easy to write safe platitudes about how stressed people should go about de-stressing themselves. As a reminder of how easy it is to make up advice, Continue reading Women: Distress from Stress

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Women at Work #2

Women, men and status at work #2

Note: You will need to refer back to #1 in the second part of this paper!

I worked as a professional role-player/improvising-actor taking improvisation-scenarios into organizations. One way we worked was to prepare in advance by creating characters and then improvise a scene that was significant for that audience. We stopped at a moment of high drama and then stayed in role in dialogue with the audience. From the helpful suggestions that came up in the discussion, we would wind back and replay the scene, now with the characters equipped with new perspectives and positive ways to act. Continue reading Women at Work #2

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Women at Work #1

Women, Men and Status at Work, Part 1

Discover the Secrets Most Business Women Don’t Know About!

How to Increase Credibility, Status and Success, Working With Men!

When I first moved to New Zealand many years ago with my NZ-partner, we both looked in the paper for jobs to pay the rent, while we got ourselves settled. Continue reading Women at Work #1