Choose to be happy. Not making a conscious choice to live as your happiest and most blissful self, is to accept a life of stress and unhappiness; and the cost of which is ugly with 45% of Australians unfortunately suffering from a mental health condition in their lifetime.
In 2020 Populis, in collaboration with Macquarie University (Graduate Program) conducted an in-depth study on Leadership Effectiveness using Populis' Leadership Framework™, a comprehensive high-performance leadership tool, which helps leaders to diagnose and effectively address the 50 critical principles of business success. 50 Australian company leaders were interviewed in the process, data was pooled and reviewed, and it was concluded that on average Australian companies are only operating at 74% of their potential.
What the study found was that CEOs whose teams were ready (resourced), willing (intrinsically motivated), and able (skilled and knowledgeable), executed their roles and duties with vigor and consistently delivered great results, and enjoyed longer tenures. It also found that most CEOS desired such teams but did not have a way to test if they were realizing their teams'...
Stress is the human body’s natural response when one is dealt with challenging situations and high levels of mental and emotional pressure. Large levels of stress over extended periods of time can cause detrimental effects on one’s mental and physical health. Today more than ever it is a major cause of mental and physical health issues, relationship breakups, productivity declines and general enjoyment of life (Health Direct Australia). Within today’s Australia it is extremely common for full-time employees to experience high levels of work-related stress, and according to Safe Work Australia; “more professionals make claims for mental stress than any other factor, and a third of these claims are due to work pressure” – this is no small issue.
Spinoza, the 17th century Dutch philosopher, famous for his comprehensive works on ethics said the following: ‘We do not find joy in virtue because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we find joy in virtue we control our lusts’. If you are like me it will take you a few reads to grasp that what Spinoza is saying is that to live and lead ethically we must find joy in being virtuous.
People are 83% more committed to leaders who stand for something and are 86% more likely to follow leaders who take the lead on ethical change - 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. Studying organisational and human behaviour that involves helping leaders find their best-self to live and lead authentically, has taught me that it is impossible for a one to be ethical without being virtuous in character.
ETHICS can be defined as moral standards that govern an individual or organisation...
Written 10th April, 2020. By Rohilesh R. Singh, GAICD -Order of Merit, Leadership Coach
The quality of your life at home, your performance at work and your mental state is highly dependent on the quality of your mental chatter, i.e. your regular thoughts. Let me state this right up-front, an occasional positive self-talk (thought) is not enough to change a negative self-defeating mindset!
A comprehensive 2020 ExcelerateYou and Populis Pty Ltd survey of over 500 leaders, leadership students and professionals who attended a Roh Singh 'confidence and motivation' seminar highlighted that 'self-doubt' is the number 1 concern and barrier barrier to success.
If you ever found yourself lying in bed and having a conversation with yourself that sounds a little like ‘I'm not sure if I can do this job' or 'I don't want to go into work today'; or I...
If you are worried or just curious about how you may secure a bright future. Pay attention to these career success tips.
My job as CEO of Populis is to work with leaders to future-proof their personal and organisational success. But what does that really mean? How do you future-proof your career? The first step is to nail your personal vision of success so that there is absolute clarity for you in 'what success looks like'. Finding this clarity means you need to get to know yourself in great detail. When you know who you are and what success looks like for you, you are empowered to move forward with confidence. Clarity brings with it peace of mind and allows you to optimise your personal energy. The outcome is glorious in that you find perfection in every action, you can love your life. Happiness and opulence are by products of optimised personal energy.
Now, let us consider why people find themselves confused, get kicked around based on...
Let's face it research shows that Loneliness is worse for us than smoking or obesity. Loneliness has been associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Loneliness among heart failure patients is associated with almost 4 times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalisation, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits. More people die early deaths due to loneliness than anything else.
This blog is about sharing with you validated strategies I use in my coaching to overcome loneliness and to build loving, mutually beneficial relationships.
Covid-19 government forced social distancing, curfews and restrictions has led people to spend more time in isolation or with the same group of people than ever before. The implications for some people has been harsh, including alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety and depression and in some cases domestic abuse and suicide. On the...
"Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering." - Yoda
Sun Tzu, Author of the Art of War said "If you know yourself, and you know your enemy, you need not fear a thousand battles." Let's take this thought a little further, when we are ignorant to who we are, we open ourselves to a life of misery on an uncomfortable bed of fear. No matter how much you accumulate, you will not be free.
Knowing yourself is about knowing your nature, what you stand for, what kind of work comes naturally to you and what brings you joy. Not knowing the answers to these questions makes you ignorant to the most important of all quests in life and that is to know who you are. If you are are worried about your future, perhaps unsure about what career to follow or are stuck in the past, then you need to dive deep to gain the knowledge for freedom. The successful find absolute clarity in purpose...
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