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Got Workmares? (Nightmares about work)

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Confidence, Wellness, Awareness, mental health, stress

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Workmare

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  1. A nightmare about work.

  2. A fear-based dream about your place of employment, roles and responsibilities, co-workers, clients and conflicts.

Ex. I had a workmare last night about a Nerf-gun war at work where the Nerf darts were full of truth serum. When I got hit with a Nerf bullet in my back side, I told my boss he was a bosshole!

I woke up before the end of the dream but I was sure I got fired.

 

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Authentic Teams: How to clear up issues that degrade relationships and performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2018 12:35:34 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Wellness, mental health, Relationships, Awareness, Leadership

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Have you ever experienced tense moments at work or home when people disagree, over- power, feel intimidated, defend, offend, prove people wrong, prove that they are right, get frustrated or angry and think, say and do things that are hurtful?  Yes?!

So have I, and I have definitely contributed to these in different ways. That's why I developed the process below.


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Authentic Leadership leads to Authentic Teams: What makes you real...

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2018 10:05:17 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Wellness, mental health, Relationships, Awareness, Leadership

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We had just finished Day 1 of our Ultimate Leadership Experience session at Le Nordik: a beautiful lodge where our clients come to be really present, to heighten awareness and develop courage and rock their business. At early evening, it was just as beautiful and inviting as it was during the day: the brightness of the wooden floors, reflected the light coming through the large windows.

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The Art of Team Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Wellness, Vision, mental health, Relationships

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What if it is this simpleā€¦ that there are just 5 requirements for you and your team to really feel successful: realize your goals and minimize the anxious, less productive experiences that the volume of work can bring?

Would you honour those requirements?

Here they are:

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Important Holiday Notice

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Wellness, Vision, mental health, Relationships

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During holiday season, when I'm on holiday, seeing others on holiday, meeting with people whose people are on holiday, I notice more, and I notice things differently.

 

  • I notice the mind slows down and can be present, more easily.
  • That if I pause and breathe, and choose to take in all that's around me, the breeze, the gentle waves, the birds and crickets, the rustling leaves... that I feel really good, deep down in my soul.
  • I notice people smile more on holidays.
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3 Common Team Challenges and How to Move Beyond Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 11:48:04 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Influence, Confidence, mental health, teamwork

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The busier we are, our minds get cluttered and we can grow less patient and less focused.

This busy-ness increases the likelihood of being reactive to any stressors - traffic jams, a missed deadline, office/family politics - and less likely to feel happy, productive and effective.  

 

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Can your communication improve mental health?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2018 7:11:08 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Influence, Confidence, mental health

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Imagine if you were feeling overwhelmed at work:

  • the workload is increasing,
  • you are understaffed,  
  • there are last minute requests,
  • there are behaviours in the office that clash with your values,
  • people around you are stressedā€¦

Do such stressors ever impact your emotional well-being (mental health)?

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