What brings you joy? When was the last time you did something joyful? What could you do more of to bring greater joy into your life? Enhancing Emotional Intelligence and resilience starts with self-awareness. The questions above are designed to invite you to pause and reflect. We are too often on autopilot, doing what we have to do and not doing any of the things we find joyful. So take a moment now and reflect, find and engage with your joy, because when you engage with your joy you are making a proactive step towards resilience.
When under #stress we know that cortisol is released, did you know that oxytocin is also released? Our body releases a chemical to help us connect as a way to manage the stressful situation. Recently, on my 8 hour flight from Singapore on Qantas QF52, due to fog in Brisbane it became a 15 hour flight. I was tired, my children were over it and I felt stressed and could feel my #anxiety building. Not long afterwards Vicki the supervisor came by as she did for everyone and checked in, to see how we were. I looked her in the eyes and connected, I replied “I am tired and over it, I just realised though how tired you and your team must be. You are all doing a fantastic job of keeping everyone comfortable even though you have been on your feet for 15 hours.” We chatted for a bit and didn’t feel so stressed afterwards. You see, when you embrace the oxytocin and with those around you, the stressful situation becomes manageable. Reach out and connect.
#EI #emotionalintelligence #GENOS #empathy Qantas
When we think of #leadership we don’t often think of leaders being vulnerable. Yet, vulnerability and openness are the foundation behind #authenticity and #trust. When leaders are vulnerable they show immense courage. The ability to have the courage to show yourself, rather than false bravado and ego. Courage to own your short-comings and responsibilities. Courage to be open to feedback, to learn and develop. I recently got to witness the courage vulnerability from a CEO in front of his senior leaders and waited to see what would happen. They banded around him and supported him, expressed care for him, showed empathy and created a deeper bond as a team. The team were in turn, inspired to show the courage of vulnerability and what ensured was deep reflection and genuine desire to improve and grow. We were witness to #EmotionalIntelligence in action and the very reason why I am so passionate about facilitating the #GENOS #Ignite program. The program gives space for genuine conversations to arise and the tools to enhance their leadership skills. Send me a message if you are #brave enough to find out more!
I walked into a training room that was filled with disgruntled, defensive and hurt employees. I had only been briefed moments before about the toxic culture and systematic bullying from senior management.
So, when I asked the question “what needs to happen when trust has been broken” it was a leap of faith. I knew what needed to be shared:
As a DV survivor (18 yrs) I know what it is like when trust is broken. I know that you need to build towards a NEW normal. You find the good in the world, develop a new mindset and practice Kintsukuroi on your soul. You can never Unbreak the broken but you can become bigger, better and more beautiful than ever before.
I give my everything to the work I do, It needed to be said. I made grown men cry, who came up and thanked me afterwards, for shining a light on hope.
Kintsukuroi – the art of making flawed things more beautiful
Totally addicted to BUSY
A Buddhist monk who was a senior member of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s contingent taught me a lesson I have never forgotten.
Given a private audience of 15 minutes with him, I graciously thanked him acknowledging how busy he must be. In that moment, he held my hand, looked me in the eye and said: “child, I am here with you, listening to you, seeing you, there is no busy.”
When we are present, there is no busy.
When you replace “I’m busy” with “I’m focusing on…” you break the cycle of addiction to being busy.
#mindfulness #EmotionalIntelligence #GENOS #BeingPresent #focused
Emotional Intelligence is an applied practice which is demonstrable in behaviour & observable by others. By actively seeking out how well you are demonstrating EI, you can proactively develop 6 key areas to be the best leader you can be. Ask me how you can get a 180 or 360 degree report on your workplace #emotionalintelligence
Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools – Napoleon Bonaparte.
This woman is amazing.