The antidote to busyness: become unbusy

Busyness has become a badge of honour.  If you are not busy, you are not part of the group to show how on target we are to achieve our goals and how important we are.  Busyness is the valid and acceptable excuse for the non-stop activity that we fill our days with.  Being busy is…

Past, present and future-focused people

The status quo – this the thing that we automatically gravitate towards.  It is the comfort zone, the place we are familiar with, it’s easy and effortless.  It is also the place of sameness, lacking innovation and staying stuck. There are three types of people: past-focused, present-focused and future-focused. Past-focused people are stuck in the…

3 Things You Need To Be Happier At Work

Who doesn't want to be happy at work?  We spend a lot of time at work, and we will feel so much more fulfilled if we are happy at work. So what makes you happy at work?  Annie McKee, author of How to to be happy at work, researched this topic and found these three things…

Performance Myth #1: You can hack success

There are no shortage to tips and hacks to achieve anything quickly and with little effort.  We look to those who have done it before us, and think, and sometimes even believe, that we can just take their best tips and do just that and we’ll achieve the same level of success and performance that…

3 Ideas to be less busy and more focused at work

When I ask friends and colleagues, “How are you doing?” the standard response has become “Busy and hectic”, or a variation of that. I too have said that. It seems that we are being pulled in a hundred and one directions, with everything becoming important and urgent. Busy-ness have become the new social status symbol…

8 New workplace skills for the future

The workplace is changing, and with that the skills that are required by employers. In a webinar hosted a few weeks ago by futurist and speaker Dr. Graeme Codrington (www.tomorrowtodayglobal.com) shared what their research highlighted, are the 8 key skills that are required for the workplace in the future. What is interesting is these are…