Allowing People to Shine

Bev CouzensNews, News & Events

In the summer holidays my son was invited by a local fashion store to model some of their merchandise.  He readily accepted and loved the experience as you can see by the smile on his face.  He came home proud to show me the fabulous hoodie he had been given as a gift.

It got me thinking about how we as leaders need to be thinking of maximising the potential of our colleagues. 

5 Simple Steps to Thrive in Uncertain Times

Bev Couzensmental health, News, News & Events, Standard

Uncertain times like these can cause one to speculate about the unknown. The human brain is wired to perceive uncertainty as a threat, and this can cause the imagination to lead us down a dangerous path of negative thinking and worst-case scenarios. Fearfulness, anxiety and worry often result in poor coping skills and we may find ourselves worried over outcomes that never happen or are simply out of our control.

There is though, good news. We can train our brains to override this hard wiring so that we deal more rationally and serenely with the unknown. And even better, it isn’t complicated, time consuming or expensive to do.