The first red flag of burnout: Chronic exhaustion

A bit like a candle burning down, burnout is a slow burn. It doesn’t happen overnight. That’s one of the challenges in spotting it. But learning to identify the early-stage signs helps us reduce the chances of burnout going undetected. There are three red flags that leaders can look out for in themselves and in…

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Why The Best Leaders Make Love Their Top Priority

This week I interview Matt Tenney onlove and leadership. In his inspiring TED talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it’s actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

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3 Simple Steps Leaders Can Take To Improve Their Thinking Skills

When one of the people I respect the most in the leadership world accepts my invitation to do a guest post in The Leader’s Digest, it makes me pretty chuffed.  So this is me, pretty chuffed indeed, introducing this week’s guest author, Tanveer Naseer! Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, award-winning leadership writer, author,…

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Get Sh#t Done: Eight of the best productivity hacks for leaders

If there was a trophy for short attention spans, I’d be on the winner’s podium. Google leads me down rabbit holes like an exuberant little beagle. I procrastinate with as much dedication as my 14-year-old son does when he’s faced with unstacking the dishwasher. Combine all that with an embarrassing little addiction to social media and well…yeah… let’s…

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Life-Changing Leadership Jewels (From a Brazilian Yoga Teacher)

Along with meditation, yoga has come out of the patchouli wearing, tree-hugging, hippy realms to take its rightful place in the mainstream – and more importantly, the workplace. If you’re a leader who is yet to acknowledge the positive impact practicing mindfulness can have on stress reduction AND productivity, read this. At first glance, you might…

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