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Archive for the ‘workplace wellbeing’ Category

What is your meaning and purpose in life?

Posted by Ian Guyah-Low

What is your meaning and purpose in life? Can you answer what theoretically is a simple question? Most of us will have heard people say ‘live life to the fullest’ whether it be friends, family, parents or colleagues but  what does that actually mean?

It wasn’t until March 21st 2006 when I truly understood the essence of that statement.

I began a journey as a rugby player diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart condition. Big existential questions circulated for a while as I tried in earnest to make sense of my new ‘forced’ identity. Questions such as ‘Why me?’, ‘Who am I if not the rugby player?’

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Psychological Safety: A Key Determinant of Success

Posted by Ian Guyah-Low

When Google managers observed 180 of their teams they were shocked to learn that psychological safety was a key determinant of success. Google’s Project Aristotle shone the spotlight on the importance that psychological safety brings to an organisation. This proved more significant a factor than the collective background, experience or education of the team members!
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Allowing People to Be

Posted by Liz McKechnie

At Aspire one of our core values is: Allowing people to be.
In management and leadership roles one of the most difficult skills to learn is allowing people to be their best selves.
As the pressure increases so does the tendency for leaders to slip into command and control, to jump headlong into a sea of “constructive criticism”, to hold on tightly and micromanage their staff. In so doing they can inadvertantly limit the learning, growth and diverse talents that can help support innovation and excellence at the time when it is most needed.

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

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