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I wrote Motivation: The Ultimate Guide to Leading Your Team to share best practice on how we can create workplaces where people can meet their core needs for freedom, competence and belonging.
Find out how our values and personality influence how we respond to conflict, and how well we deal with it.
We judge people by their behaviour and make assumptions which can be wrong and cause misunderstanding. We can get on better with people if we make the effort to find out the cause of their behaviour.
I sympathise with parents and their children who are anxious about imminent exam results. But the old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” holds truth, and it seems that our brains are programmed to find it.
Managing your thoughts and feelings is as important for your performance as your technical skills. This is as true of work as in sport.
My simple advice in bereavement is to take comfort in the support and kindness of others, and take time to look after your well-being – it really does help.