My Mental Health Journey

It is #WorldMentalHealthDay, so I thought along with others I would share my mental health journey. I’m not alone in suffering and continuing to suffer from mental health hurdles. The World Health Organisation states that “one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their […]

Five ways to overcome your inner critic

We all have an inner version of ourselves that sometimes drives us to achieve things that we are proud of and other times it holds us back from achieving things that we value. It can at its worst drive us to be self-destructive and be harmful to ourselves and others. This critical voice forms from […]

How To Be A Better Listener (Part 2)

In the last blog post, I discussed what active listening is and what it isn’t and how to build empathic listening as a skill. In this blog post, I’ll look at the search for meaning in someone’s language. But before we get into that we need to discuss how language works. Language is inherently metaphorical […]

How To Be A Better Listener (Part 1)

You already know that active listening is a core skill to have as a leader or a manager but how do you actively listen? Many articles on the subject tell you why active listening is important but not how to do it. I’ve talked in an earlier blog post about building a listening framework. In […]

Want to beat procrastination? Do this one thing first

A simple internet search will return a huge amount of advice about overcoming procrastination. And many of the articles have the same list format such as: Get enough sleep. Set a deadline. Schedule the task in your calendar. Break down big tasks into micro-steps. Use the 10-minute rule. Do 80% of the task. List reasons […]

How to stop your thoughts from taking control of your actions

Let’s face it life is pretty messy. In a normal day, you probably have to cope with a lot of things that trigger you to feel plenty of unhelpful thoughts and emotions. Your boss tells you that your work needs to be improved, your partner gets annoyed at you for no reason, your children are […]

How And Why You Should Clarify Your Values

When faced with a difficult choice what direction do you take? How do you know which choice will be the right choice? How can you act in such a way that you’ll ensure that you continue to make progress in your life and your career, thus moving towards your goals? These are big questions that […]

Interview With Dr Melanie Seiler – Women In STEM Leadership

Melanie studied biology at the University of Cologne (Germany). For her Ph.D., based at the University of Bristol, she worked with the critically endangered Sahamalaza sportive lemur in north-west Madagascar, before conducting behavioural research on non-human and human primates at the German Sports University, Cologne. Melanie is the founder of The Female Scientist, a project […]

How To Transform Your Life

You have this one life to live and it is lived moment by moment. And it doesn’t matter if you make plans for the future or just let things happen. Our life consists of moments that are linked together through time, forever passing from one moment to the next until it ends. No doubt that […]

Interview With Prof Julie Bernhardt – Women In STEM Leadership

I speak to Prof Julie Bernhardt. Julie is a clinician researcher, NHMRC Established Fellow and Senior Principal Florey Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne. Julie has been working with people with stroke for 30 years. She is Head of the Stroke Division at The Florey and leader of the […]