Skip to Navigation

At this time of year we tend to do this. We look back over the past year and forward towards the coming one.

Even if you don’t intend to do a review of the past 12 months its hard to avoid, what with the media’s need to fill column inches and air time. It’s the same with anticipating what 2016 might have in store; pundits everywhere will wade in with speculations and so forth.

Whatever your reaction to the media hype – whether you feel moved to buy it or not – the end of the year prompts at least a little reflection. How you use it is up to you, and in itself may not be very important since change happens whether we embrace it or not.

But it is important to recognise that our ancestral wisdom (call it ‘evolution’ or ‘social conditioning through time’, if you prefer), has prepared us for a nudge to our consciousness, or transition, to new opportunities and beginnings.

Reference

The description of Janus in the introduction is adapted fro Wikipedia’s entry.

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

Time to Blame Your Inner Critic?

Self-criticism

Be careful who you listen to.

Self-blame is an ugly habit that can wear you down. When an inner critic gets out of hand its time to call it out, just as you would with any voice raised against you.

Continue reading

Had An Argument? Do It Right.

Arguments are generally seen as destructive, though some people say the they ‘clear the air’.

Whatever your view, disputes are unavoidable so learning to argue effectively can mean a lot of heartache can be avoided.

Continue reading

Conflict: Agenda for Managers

Conflict at work

When a dispute between employees becomes visible it usually falls to a manager to intervene but few are confident in doing this so they’ll often ignore the conflict in the hope that it’ll go away, downplay the seriousness of the disagreement, or approach it ineffectively.
Research by OPP charts the costs and benefits of conflict, and a guide from CIPD identifies the behaviours that will help managers recognise and proactively manage disputes at work.

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: