It has been on everyone’s lips for a while now, but I heard it out loud for the first time in a client meeting last week: “we are preparing for a recession”. Speaking to executives, HR leaders and coaches over the last weeks have only reinforced this notion, and as the graph below indicates, there are a growing number of searches related to economic downturn on Google. It may be time to reflect on a wise survival strategy.
If you are reading this blog as leader or business owner, the message is clear. People do their best work when they are engaged, and to be engaged they need to meaningful work in a constructive environment. Leaders and the culture they create are the main drivers of engagement. This is where you should start if you are facing QQ, resignations and disengaged or unmotivated employees.
QQ is nothing new. Closing your laptop at 5 p.m., doing only your assigned tasks – that’s what labour unions called “work-to-rule”. It has been employed for ages, to protest or to exert power in labour negotiations. However, “work-to-rule” or QQ, is an indirect form of exerting your power – a form of passive aggressive behaviour… And then the psychologist in me got really curious. What is really happening here?
If you follow the world news closely, you will notice many controversial discussions about freedom of choice happening on all around the internet. Rest assured I am not trying to tap into politics in this blog. I believe everyone is entitled to express their views and fight for what they think is right. Going through threads of intense comments and opinions, I am surprised at how few people bring up the simple but fundamental issue – what constitutes to a good choice?
The message is clear. We don’t see the world as it is, and it is unnecessary to. Embrace it or not, the technology is evolving at an exponential rate (think about Agent Smith in the Matrix, who was a robot replicated uncontrollably on his own). Acknowledge the world is entering a new age and investigate the immense possibilities coming ahead are the things that cheer us.
I recently challenged an article about mindfulness, “The mindfulness Conspiracy”: (https://bit.ly/3gr8AGs). After careful thought, while there might be some merit in considering the risks of mindfulness being exploited by greedy corporations, it’s equally important, if not more, to recognise where the power of mindfulness truly lies.
Last week, we shared 3 types of stuckness and 3 common reasons for feeling stuck. Wonder how to get unstuck? In this article, we will share 3 tips on getting unstuck.
The recent incident in the Suez Canal reminded me that a significant part of our value as coaches is in helping our clients get unstuck. Let’s be real, we all have experiences of being personally stuck in life and we are likely to be stuck again at some time in the future. It is likely that this experience is way more common than we realise and we may be stuck without even being consciously aware of it. At times we’re simply having a vague feeling of discomfort but sometimes we experience a major EverGreen level episode.