The evidence and research is clear, mental health concerns in adolescents is on the rise.  One of the key reasons is our over-protective parenting. In particular, the use of participation certificates, or not keeping score on a football game, which are both examples where we are letting our children down by not giving them the opportunity to develop resilience.  We need to change our mindsets and understanding about how to build resilience in our children.

The latest evidence and research tell us that organisations that have employees that have high levels of well-being, are more engaged and more passionate about their work. Employees that are more engaged and more passionate about their work then deliver better outcomes as individuals within the organisation, which then delivers better organisational outcomes. The majority (90 ...

Whatever we pay attention to reflects what we think is important.  More importantly, when we are communicating or being with others, their perception of what we pay attention to then reinforces the respective behaviours.

We all have many choices to make in our lives, many of which seem inconsequential at the time but in hindsight are pretty significant.  I notice that in many cases we experience significant, and sometimes debilitating emotions surrounding choices, which results in us getting stuck in indecision.  If we focus on the past following a decision, we can be overwhelmed by guilt, resentment, regret, and sadness.  On the other hand, if we focus on the future, we become anxious and fearful, which often results in us either procrastinating or coming up with reasons why we shouldn't make the decision.

We need to urgently and proactively enhance well-being.  We need to start with ourselves and our children.  This article outlines 5 steps to cultivate well-being in ourselves and secondly to reflect on how we can better cultivate well-being and resilience in our children.

At some point in a Leader’s life they will need to manage someone with an Attitude Problem. This is can be a difficult and challenging process and many Leaders feel unskilled in how to manage this situation.

The Challenge: Take just 5 minutes every morning and write down ONE thing that you APPRECIATE in your life today.  Do this for 30 days.

Essentially, if we believe that mental health is our choice, then we can choose to perceive the world in a certain way. If we believe that mental health is a choice then we empower ourselves to improve our mental health.  We give ourselves a chance to live the lives we want to live.

Are we getting Safety Right?: Must versus Recommend? Like many Safety Professionals and Leaders, I am passionate about getting safety right and generating safety cultures that not only keep people safe but drives engagement and performance.  I am very fortunate to have had the privilege of working with a very broad and diverse client base and being able to observe differing ap ...