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3 occasions managers should not be trained in mental health

Even though there’s enough evidence now pointing to the fact that managers are key to an organisation’s mental health, and that having good mental …

3 simple things managers can do to improve the emotional health of their teams

In my last blog, I explained how people need to feel valued, loved and wanted. I also explained that it’s normal for people to create situations to …

What if people do not want love?

I was talking to a group of Aboriginal leaders recently and one of them, in the break, asked me, tongue in cheek, this question, ‘What if people …

What is The Real Impact of Toxic Workplaces?

There seems to be general consensus on this one: some workplaces are a haven to work in and many others are toxic.<p>Having a workplace where people can …

The Art of Managing Upwards

Sometimes, it’s easy to get too comfortable in your career, isn’t it? You come to a time where you can do everything that is expected of you easily, …

5 Ways to Motivate Your Team for 2017 (that aren’t all rah-rah)

A lot of employees find that motivation drags most in the weeks after Christmas holidays. To get the new year off to a positive start, you need to …

How Will You Lead Differently in 2017?

There’s no one right style of leadership. Each manager needs to make decisions based on the people who make up her team and what works best for them. …

Beat Post Holiday Blues With These 5 Steps

The holidays can be hectic. And, since even positive stress is still stress, they can wear people out. Even if the people on your team had only …

We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we lost

Remember Nokia? I had a couple of their mobile phones once upon a time. One of my favourite phones, in fact. It was small, sleek, silver. Easy to …

Are managers being set up to fail?

I probably don’t have to remind you that leading a team is a tough gig.<p>We place huge expectations on our leaders to meet budgets, hit deadlines, come …

You don't really care about our mental health

Lawyers are a pretty up front bunch, and their feelings were made clear in a recent study by UNSW into lawyers’ perspectives on mental health & …

5 signs you may have a mentally ill team member

A certain amount of stress is normal, even desirable, in the workplace. But there are some red flags that point to a mental illness. Here are the 5 …

Office Rage: Handling Anger in the Workplace

Anger. Everyone feels it at some stage in their lives. Putting a person – any person – in the pressure cooker that is the work place for a period of …

The Rise Of The Robots How Is Artificial Intelligence Impacting Our Mental Health?

If you are at all up to date about what’s happening in the world of technology, you know AI (that’s Artificial Intelligence) is here and about to …

5 Signs You Might Have a Toxic Culture. Signs of infection and remedies

A toxic environment is a disease to any business. Unhappy people are demotivated and easily drawn out of the business, which, depending on the …

Am I leading or bullying? When does strong leadership cross the line?

We know the script. Hard ass movie general breaks all the rules, saves world, emerges a hero. Visionary CEO fires people if they can’t describe the …

$1 Mil Payout For Bullying & Harassment At Work - Brace Yourselves

A court recently awarded $1 million to a NSW woman who was bullied in the workplace. That’s the largest amount we’ve ever heard of for workplace …

Building A Mentally Wealthy Workplace: 7th Pillar

How does your organisation demonstrate a commitment to developing its mental wealth?A clear tell tale sign is a preference for considered mental …

What Are The Legal Risks Of Choosing A ‘Humane’ Path When Managing Performance Of Someone With A Mental Health Problem?

I recently presented as a speaker at an ‘Employment Law for HR Managers’ Masterclass, held in Sydney. It was quite an interesting experience. First, …

The Rise Of The Senseless Crime - What ’s Mental Health Got To Do With It?

Just a couple of days ago, in Brisbane out of all places, a man approached another man, and set him on fire. When the attacker appeared in court, …

Managing Work Stress Prior to Christmas

It’s around about this time of year that many people in organisations look at their calendar and realise they’re on the downhill run to …

Avoiding Professional Burnout

No matter how much you enjoy your job, there are times when pressure or stress can start to take an emotional toll on you, particularly if you are in …

Learning to handle stress like a pro – techniques to avoid Professional Burnout

Last Tuesday we videoed a Mental Health Essentials Masterclass. One of the attendees asked, “How can we take care of ourselves when we seem to cop so …

Taking care of the bottom line through good mental health

I was reading an article from the UK about a lady who had a mental health crisis working in the retail industry, with a strict employer who …

3 little known things that are making people’s mental health worse

The mental health in the workplace is in crisis. Yet most people, even clinicians, don’t understand the depth of the problem. Here, we briefly reveal …

Is Mental Health Really Getting Worse or Are We Just Talking About it More?

This is a question which frequently comes up in our training courses. And our answer to this is “a bit of column A, and a bit of Column B”.<p>Across the …

A dummy in each hand and one in the mouth – values and the smart manager

Today I’m going to write a different type of blog. Stay with me. I had to share. This morning as I reached into my pocket I felt a weird, clunky …

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