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This is where we dive in and explore how to engage people at work. We'll talk about the real, messy stuff that either makes or breaks performance and relationship

How to stop taking things personally

By Vanessa Anstee | July 17, 2017

10 years ago, back in my corporate career I was listening to an HR Director speak.  He was new to the company and his first job was moving out a much loved and respected senior leadership team. “It’s really not personal” he said about events that were happening within the function that were causing a ...

Why emotional Intelligence matters at work?

By Vanessa Anstee | March 20, 2017

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How to handle the stress of doing something stupid

By Vanessa Anstee | March 3, 2017

  How to handle the stress of doing something stupid Even the smartest people do stupid things.  But the real challenge is being able to be the best version of ourselves under stress and choose behaviours that align with our best self. Stress is all pervasive in our 24/7 culture.  We’re constantly receiving information and transmitting ...

What Uber leadership can teach us all

By Vanessa Anstee | March 2, 2017

What can Uber leadership teach us? We’ve all been there.  Someone says something about what you did or said and you feel yourself prickle.  Your mind starts to race with thoughts and you quickly move towards your defence strategy (fight, freeze or flight). It’s never pleasant to be on the receiving end of criticism, particularly when ...