Leader or Psychopath? The costs of getting it wrong.

We look up to leaders as people to trust and admire. Leaders are those who often have the responsibility of guiding us through difficult times. So what would it mean if a leader was a psychopath? It is not an idea that many…

Life Lessons from Rocky

Have you ever set a goal and struggled to achieve it? Well, the story of Rocky played and written by Sylvester Stallone may inspire you and offer some important lessons in goal achievement. The story behind Rocky is as fascinating as the movie.…

Are you missing the obvious?

Have you ever had a relationship end suddenly, unaware that your partner was unhappy? Have you looked in the mirror and wondered what happened to your health? You may have forgotten how long it has been since you last spoke to your family?…

Identifying Manipulative and Controlling Behaviour

Have you ever sensed that something did not feel right with someone, that their body language, words or intentions seemed off? You may have felt a sensation in the pit of your stomach or a sense of unease and anxiety; as though your…

Depression – The Silent Suffering

Depression is a chronic state of negative emotionality or lowered mood.  Symptoms are commonly physical and psychological, including, tiredness, fatigue, disrupted sleep, loss of interest, sadness, reduced pleasure, impaired concentration and rumination.  People suffering from depression often find even basic tasks challenging. The…

Take Charge

There is no one step to change, or ten steps to happiness. While learning is valuable, unless it is integrated it is meaningless. It easy to look for short-cuts and take easy options, but change or outcomes that are achieved through short-cuts rarely…

Seek Value, Find Passion

There is much hype around needing to know what your passion is. In the age of Generation Y the idea of passion is a strongly motivating force. Unfortunately, many people struggle to identify what they are passionate about, often leading to frustration and…

Dealing with a Psychopath at Work

We have all dealt with difficult people, whether this be in relationships, the workplace or other areas of life. Much has been publicized in recent years about toxic and destructive personalities in the workplace. Typically, these individuals also cause grief to others outside…

Simple Steps for Finding Calm in Times of Chaos

  Modern society is fast and often chaotic. It is easy to become lost and overwhelmed, which over time can have a costly impact on our lives. Common life struggles can include, pending deadlines, endless emails, workplace disagreements, job dissatisfaction, relationship issues, and…

Why We Struggle To Change

Many attempts to instil change fall short due to a poor understanding of human motivation and behaviour. As individuals, we need to understand why we may want to change something about ourselves. The idea of knowing ‘why’ is pivotal to any mission, goal…