This insightful Zen saying represents one of the key principles underpinning our consultations with Personal and Executive Coaching clients.Read More
Our previous blog highlighted the key principle that an authentic leader must embody the ability and desire to nurture the human spirit of each person they seek to positively influence.Read More
It is exciting to honour the energy, athletic discipline, mental strength and emotional courage displayed by the men who combat each other in the inspiring pursuit of an AFL or NRL Grand Final Victory.
Guidelight's half day Leadership Forum finished with smiles all round, both for host Peter Doyle ( pictured) and for our keynote presenter Alec Morgan (pictured in floppy hat below). As a former Managing Director of a 200+ staff team, Alec shared with our Forum participants a frank and fearless discussion about how his focus on being centred and authentic has been buffeted by the winds of change and challenge in the past few years.
The learning and insights from his remarkable journey from Managing Director to Captain Of His Own Ship were profoundly challenging and worthy of the reputation our forum has earned for encouraging people to gain the best of themselves in their personal leadership journeys.
Into 2016 we will continue to host our regular Leadership Forum series, available for any interested person to attend who values developing their personal power and potential as a leader.
Leaders who attend our forums come from a range of different workplaces and community organisations.
Equally some of our participants attend as valued individuals without any specific connection to a workplace role at this point in their lives.
To ensure you receive our optional quarterly Leadership Forum Invitations and Agendas into 2016, please sign up for our free quarterly email newsletters.
Our newsletters will provide all the details if you choose to get involved with us in one, two, three or all four of our scheduled half day Leadership Forums during 2016.
We warmly encourage you to join us and step into your next level of potential."
Across a 12 month calendar cycle we committed to the rigorous task of coding the number one reason a client stated as to why they had booked an initial consultation with our practice to seek assistance with some aspect of their work or home life ( or both ). The size of our sample base of clients was over 1,000 people drawn from all walks of life around the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions
27% of people identified that the number one reason they were not currently performing or feeling at their best was because of difficulties associated with Interpersonal Issues. This meant that they were having some level of communication breakdown, conflict, disharmony or mistrust with at least some of the people they worked with. The workplace issue could have been with colleagues, or customers or suppliers or all of them, but the common point is that problems with some aspect of work related relationships had negatively impacted the mental health and well being of our individual client.
A further 26% of clients that we assisted with an initial consultation over that 12 month period told us that their number one reason for them seeking an appointment was to deal with difficulties created by relationship issues with people in their home life, such as spouses, children, relatives and neighbours.
Combine these two categories and it is revealing to understand that more than half ( 53% ) the people who had the good sense to seek professional assistance to find solutions and regain peace of mind when they experienced a problem affecting their mental health, booked an appointment because of unresolved issues with other people.
Many of these issues were quickly fixed through skilling our clients to develop crisp, clear communication strategies and learning advanced positive psychology techniques to change the previously negative impact of the situation on themselves.
People wisely consult their lawyer for contracts advice and their accountants about tax advice, so it is appropriate more of us start to consult our psychologist about relationship and communication advice.
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