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21st February 2014

Four actions that managers and leaders need to take to reduce growing pressure

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18th February 2014

From catastrophe to success

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  • Personal resilience and emotional intelligence – is there a link?

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  • When will organisations really take stress seriously?

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  • Manage stress and mental health to improve performance

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Downloads & Articles

“Powering through Pressure” intro chapter

You can get a taste of the valuable content from the newly published book by Bruce Hoverd, “Powering Through Pressure”

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Personal resilience and emotional intelligence – is there a link?

In business and personal development different topics, themes and theories come in and out of fashion. Many people keep looking for the latest theory hoping it will provide some magical solution. Possibly it might, there again it might not. Sometimes the established ones can give the support and answers if understood and applied properly. I want to explore whether there is any connection between Personal Resilience and Emotional Intelligence (considering at an established concept) and if there are benefits in developing one or the other – or both.

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When will organisations really take stress seriously?

Most organisations and many managers within them are probably aware of the costs and consequences of stress and stress related problems. They may have some insight to the actual numbers involved – e.g. over 13.7 million days lost in a year. Managers have challenges around maintaining business performance, or even surviving, coping with their own jobs and handling their own pressures. They may well be feeling stressed too. However, can they recognise or admit it?

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Manage stress and mental health to improve performance

There is so much in the media about the levels of stress and other mental health issues (depression, panic attacks amongst others) that it is mystifying why so many organisations and managers do nothing about it. It is a great example of “ostrich management” – head buried in the sand and rear raised in the air ready to be kicked! They ignore the impact of these on the business and people’s performance.

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Are you facing up to stress in your profession?

The phrase about the cobbler’s children being the worst shod sprung to mind when I saw a recent report from LawCare, a Scottish based confidential help service to the legal profession. They have recorded a 70% rise in calls over the last two years! Why does this matter? If these figures are an indicator of what is happening across the UK, then it means that there is a significant cost to the individuals and the practices.

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Personal Resilience Index – Short version

This is a short version of our on line tool which helps you to identify your level of personal resilience

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Sample Organisational Health Report

This shows a small part of what you receive when the report is compiled after the Organisational Health Profile has been completed.

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Range of workshops

This document shows a sample of the typical workshops we offer. To discuss your situation in more detail, contact us.

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Balance in Business profile

Completing these questions will help to give you an initial understanding of what the signs and causes are of any work/life balance pressures you face.

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Optimal Health Questionnaire

This tool helps you assess how well balanced your life is and helps you to plan how to improve your life in any of the 5 dimensions for Optimal Health.

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