Avoid your ’emotional tipping point’
Avoid your 'emotional tipping point'

Avoid your ’emotional tipping point’

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Summary: We all have ’emotional tipping points’ where we shift from a specific issue to having a globalised ‘problem’. Everyone’s tipping point and how they get there is entirely unique. There is a lot we can do to improve our lives by managing our ‘tipping points’ and how we allow things to build up to them. Emotional tipping points: How do you determine how much time you have to spend worrying about things that haven’t happened before you allow yourself to tip over into anxiety? How many times or how strongly must your borders be crossed before you kick off a full blown bout of anger or rage? How many times do you have to feel sad before you allow yourself to tip over into calling yourself depressed? If we want to break the cycle of emotions leading to powerful and unhelpful feelings and labels beyond the tipping point there

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Plan to fail - don't fail to plan

Plan to fail – don’t fail to plan

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“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything” (D Eisenhower). Planning is such a critical part of success – but plans are not.  How many times are plans made and simply forgotten?  How many times do people and organisations spend massive time and effort generating a ‘plan’ only for it to be completely out of date before the ink is dry? We are living through such a reality now – As we go through the uncertainties of COVID, organisations and individuals are describing how they have had to ‘pivot’ and ‘adapt’ – meaning that whatever that they had planned to do has been made obsolete.  If plans are worthless, why should we plan? Lesson 1: The future is uncertain “No plan survives the first engagement with the opposition main force” (Helmuth von Moltke, 1871). We cannot forecast the future with any certainty.  We cannot know – or control – what is

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Re-teaming: Rejuvenating team performance after COVID lockdowns

Re-teaming: Rejuvenating team performance after COVID lockdowns

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COVID has had many impacts on employees and their effectiveness. The whole process of getting people to work from home has changed the way that many people work and interact. One of the hidden but powerful impacts of the shifting in work scenarios is on teams. Team structure and function has been overturned and as organisations aim to efficiently move to new models of working, there is real benefit in considering the way their teams are functioning. It may be time to ‘re-team’ working colleagues to create high performance. What makes a team? Teams are just more that a group of colleagues forced to work together. A team creates value by what happens between its members and what is collectively achieved. High performing teams develop cultures of excellence, openness and trust. They draw out the best of each member and combine this to generate far more value for the organisation

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Decision making: the games we play

Decision making: the games we play

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This post is part of the series on decision making.  Building on the research around the factors of decision making open to influence, we explore 3 common decision scenarios (games as defined by Nash) and how you can improve your personal decision making. Scenarios for decisions: Consider the following situations: You win at the casino, and believe you have discovered a ‘method’ for winning every time you play. A relative passes away, and there is disagreement over the division of the estate, and the relationships are permanently damaged. You have a rival who would rather harm your chances more than get any benefit, as long as they do better than you they are happy to wear some pain, too. You are in a negotiation and you the other side is asking for and expecting impossible things from you, ensuring the negotiation goes nowhere even though the path seems obvious to

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