Obstacles to Giving Feedback
Feedback was invented to get more out of employees and thereby to lift the productivity and the profitability of the company. But it’s difficult for a number of reasons.
Challenging Our Idea of Success
There is a danger of over-investment in the idea of ‘success’. It’s natural to want to do well-enough around work.
How To Discover Our Ambitions
When we speak about self-knowledge, we’re alluding to a particular kind of knowledge – generally of an emotional or psychological kind.
The route to greater resilience is to explore how well we would cope if so much of what we think we need were to be taken away from us.
How Best to Manage Your Moods
Every life is in the end made up of a succession of moods - happy ones and sad ones, despairing ones and joyful ones.
The idea of achieving work-life balance is a beautiful dream; it's also quite impossible, as we should realise without bitterness or frustration.
The Impostor Syndrome
What holds us back from being more confident at work is often a sense that we are fundamentally different from those who succeed.
Why Our Imaginations Fail Us
One of the characteristic flaws of our minds is to exaggerate how fragile we might be; to assume that life would be impossible far earlier than it in fact would be.