Apps that know how you how you feel about workplace stress – and help you to do something about it

Phone Apps are in proving trials that can monitor your voice and chart your mood over the day and prolonged periods of time.  An insurance company has already expressed interest as a way of monitoring how effective, or not, current interventions are for insured workplace stress.  Read the full article in New Scientist. 

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Severe stress – can that which does not kill us really make us stronger?

‘That which does not kill us makes us stronger’, is perhaps existential philosopher Nietzsche’s most famous quote about man’s innate resilience.  A Sunday Times article about research on post traumatic stress (15th April 2012) describes how people suffering from a trauma can react in two ways; let it define their lives, or make it aRead More

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Sex and the city – 6 out of 10 women report that stress at work is ruining their sex lives

According to a poll picked up by The Daily Express and Metro today (10/04/2012), 6 out of 10 women report that stress at work is ruining their sex lives. The same poll extrapolates that a million women are taking medication as a result of stress at work and half are considering having a baby to get aRead More

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Forgetting the pill: Dealing with severe stress using NLP instead of drugs

Research in neuro-science at Harvard and McGill is looking at use of drugs to alter the emotional association of memories for stress and trauma patients. NLP has been doing the same thing for years, and I think the mechanism is almost the same but without the side effects of the drugs. Articles in The SundayRead More

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High Performance Teams – Congratulations Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing after the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix

It takes more than luck for a team to win a constructors championship, overall champion in Sebastian Vettel, and a Brazilian Grand Prix winner Mark Webber all in one go. In management we call it creating a high performance team, and there was also project management aplenty on show at Red Bull’s race HQ inRead More

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NLP and the Project Charter – a way of creating harmony across the team

Project Charters can be a very effective way of bringing a team together and quickly normalising behaviours to create high performing teams, even for global operations. This summer I facilitated a workshop to create a Project Charter to help bring together a newly formed global projects team formed from three geographic regions. What is it ? Sometimes Project or TeamRead More

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Talk to Scotland branch – competences, emotional intelligence and psychology

I was invited up to Glasgow to speak on the 18th May and completed my Scottish hat trick after events in Edinburgh in March and Aberdeen in April.  One head of PM capability for a multi-national engineering firm asked how the skills covered in my talk / book relate to emotional intelligence (EI) frameworks. One of my slides, available onRead More

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