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Working with a Caring Business: Genuine Leadership and Proven Engagement

Working with a Caring Business: Genuine Leadership and Proven Engagement

Here at BlueSkyMinds NZ, we’ve had the privilege of working alongside some exceptional organisations doing some incredible work in the area of wellbeing and high performance. It is extra special when one of those organisations scores a whopping 99% positive response to the engagement question ‘my manager cares about my wellbeing’. Here I describe what[…]

Just Cut the Carrots: 3 Effective Tips on How to be Present in the Moment

Just Cut the Carrots: 3 Effective Tips on How to be Present in the Moment

 ***Updated on 05 April, 2021 Just cut the carrots was one particular saying that really stuck with my last 8-week High Performing Minds group. In fact so much so, that one of the group laminated us all a little Tee shirt souvenir with these words on it to take away with us for the holidays.[…]

Navigating Leadership in Crisis: Finding Support Among Peers

Navigating Leadership in Crisis: Finding Support Among Peers

If you’re a people leader, the chances are that ongoing global and local instability has presented unique opportunities and challenges to navigate. The weight of responsibility to manage these can be overwhelming, and the path forward is often unclear. It could be supporting your direct reports through the ups and downs this new landscape brings.[…]

What is Resilience? Take Stock, Resile and Accept

What is Resilience? Take Stock, Resile and Accept

***Updated on 21 April, 2021 In the past I have not been fond of the word resilience when it comes to discussing mental wellness. For me it conjured up connotations of bracing against, bearing down, putting up with or toughing it out. During my childhood and teenage years, “toughing it out” was the coping strategy that was[…]