Tag «focus»

is your clutter stressing you out?

Clutter can come in many forms, and when we’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture. I created a framework to look at it through the lens of 3 pillars: physical, mental and emotional clutter. All these different types of clutter can cause stress. When …

chronos or kairos?

It’s Friday again, and another week has gone by! We often talk about the passing of time, how it’s too fast, or too slow, or how we can’t quite fit everything in that we would like. In the first module of my de-clutter course, we de-clutter the diary to create time and energy for the …

when do you clock out?

I visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham recently and came across this beautiful old clocking-in clock. How far we are now in many of our jobs from this concept of clocking out and leaving our work behind for the day! With our boundaries well and truly blurred between work and rest, it is easy to let …

de-clutter your diary

Tip 11: de-clutter your diary. With time, we tend to get into routines and auto-pilot mode. We stop paying attention to what we are doing and simply carry on with the usual. What’s in your diary that you could stop doing? What’s unnecessary, unhelpful or no longer a priority? And with that new space in …

laughter or asparagus: which do you want to be remembered by?

Many of us will have come across the idea in one form or another of our legacy, of what we want to be remembered for, or what we want to see inscribed on our gravestone. It is a rather impactful way of taking perspective and seeing the bigger picture! I recently came across 2 different …

making webinars engaging

Yesterday, I ran a webinar for the Corporate IT Forum (CITF) on coaching skills in the workplace. It had quite a large number of registrations so was clearly a topic that caught some interest. What I enjoyed the most was thinking about how to present the material in an interesting way, and how to engage …

AI… playing god?

Wow… this is when ethics become real. I’ve always felt an equal level of excitement and unease about AI. There are amazing opportunities and possibilities that machines and technology can help us with. But there are also a number of risks around taking humans out of the equation. This example of the driverless car (and …

wow!

  At the National Portrait Gallery for a quick visit before a meeting today, this picture stopped me in my tracks. At first glance it looked like a photograph, but the label stated that it was oil on canvas. Wow! I was really drawn to it and studied the painting for a while. Even on …

all that shines…

On my way to the station the other morning I noticed this rug in the window of my local department store. It shone golden in the autumn sun, and only when I looked closer did I notice the design: it was a new rug masquerading as an old, worn and threadbare one. It made me …