This blog was born from a conversation held recently with a new client. This client came for a herbal medicine and naturopathy consultation. Through asking several questions, it became clear that this client was very close to or was already suffering adrenal “burn out” due to stress.
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“As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
It is my gut feeling that this is the right time to address the topic of digestion, the stomach and the gut and how they relate to leadership.
The saying in the English language “I can’t stomach it”, can refer to several things: It can mean that you cannot eat a particular thing because of the texture, flavour, consistency, taste or smell which you find revolting, and consequently “cannot stomach”.
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How many business leaders do you know who miss lunch breaks, work at the weekends, work well into the evenings and have vacation days stacking up? Or is this you?
If it is you, you are probably well aware of what you are doing, and have perhaps made some New Year resolutions for yourself to address the number of hours you work, the extra pounds you have put on or the lack of time you are spending with family and or friends.
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'Tis the time of Christmas cheer for most of us in the Western World. This usually translates into social engagements such as Christmas drinks, office parties, local get-togethers and family gatherings with the aftermath of uncomfortable symptoms from overeating and drinking including brain fog, wind and bloating, to name a few. The weather doesn’t help either with cold, miserable, grey light-deficient days and long nights.
With the festive season comes an overindulgence in foods that we don’t normally eat, but love including mince pies, Christmas pudding, and rich cheeses. Apparently, each person in the UK consumes an average of 15 mince pies over the Christmas period. As a nation, that is over 780 million mince pies!
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With the advent of central heating, hot water and food abundance, modern man has forgotten how to protect the immune system effectively from seasonal bugs including coughs, colds and flu.
Whilst our office spaces might be open plan, airy, light and comfortable, they are very often regulated with air conditioning and or heating, with little opportunity to open a window. This leaves each one of us vulnerable to either transmitting or receiving the seasonal cold or flu bug. If the office environment does not zap us with the bug, public transport will pass it along readily when we happen to get into the wrong carriage! Never mind, “mind the gap” at this time of year it should be “mind the bug!”
Watch my video on this topic here!
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In day-to-day operations when things go wrong and there is a problem to solve, the first place that we all invariably go is to the facts surrounding the situation. Through understanding and analysing those facts, we make a decision. Are decisions based solely on facts combined with previous experience of a similar situation, or do we inject our intuition at some point?
Watch my video on this topic!
What is Intuition?
Intuition, considered as a neurocognitive model, as either “Deliberative” or “Creative intuition” provides a framework for considering intuition and the importance in leadership decision making.
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DOES YOUR WORKING DAY EAT INTO YOUR LUNCH BREAK?
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Winston Churchill once said, “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
How does this phrase reflect what is meant by ‘taking responsibility’?
As defined by the English Oxford dictionary, responsibility is:
- The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. Example: “a true leader takes responsibility for their team and helps them achieve goals”.
- The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something. Example “the group has claimed responsibility for the vandalism of …..”
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On Tuesday I had the honour of attending WinTrade (Women in Trade) in London that was hosted by MasterCard. The main theme was “How to embed diversity in the world of tech?”, and it was attended by entrepreneurial businesswomen from all over the world. One of the speakers asked the question: “What is our purpose as humans?” This led me to thinking about leadership and the role of leaders in today’s world, whether political, business, sports or otherwise.
As a part of the day, completely off the cuff I was asked to give a five-minute inspirational speech. Apart from suffering from internal panic, I decided to focus on my name and say a few words about Sir Ernest Shackleton, the great Antarctic explorer.
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As Simon Tyler says “attitude is a choice you just keep choosing”.
Attitude affects everything that we do. The attitude you have chosen right now may not be serving you in the situation that you are in, or indeed the situation you are about to go into. I am a great believer in creating the right attitude for each situation to generate positive energy for all involved, including oneself. Interacting with different people every day through the many communication channels means that we have the power to affect our connection at each moment of truth, to the other person.