Work-life balance or work-life harmony?

Work-life balance or work-life harmony?

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So much has been written about work-life balance, but there are a number of problems with the concept. Work-life harmony offers a framework that acknowledges there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Workplace, 0 comments
Burnout or balance: which will you choose?

Burnout or balance: which will you choose?

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I love my work. I love the flexibility to choose my hours and the interesting and fun projects and activities I get to do for my clients. But I was recently reminded that passion doesn’t excuse us from needing to look after ourselves. We still must actively choose to balance effort and ease, labour and leisure, at both individual and organisational levels.

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Leadership, 0 comments
Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses

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If you’re like me, you have sat in countless training sessions or performance reviews being told to identify your weaknesses and develop strategies to compensate for or overcome them. Did anyone ever tell you to focus on your strengths? It seems to be a totally foreign concept in most workplaces. But focusing on strengths will lift not only performance, but also engagement and motivation – and it feels a whole lot better than moping over things we aren’t good at!

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Development, Strengths, 3 comments
Seven steps to turn your “to-do” list into an “achieved” list

Seven steps to turn your “to-do” list into an “achieved” list

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It starts with that familiar sinking feeling, as we scurry around trying to do the million things on our mental “to-do” list, and instantly think of another twenty tasks to add. Or we stare at a blank page, too stressed to know where to start writing a list of everything we have to do.

Either way, we get that awful feeling of total overwhelm. We feel like we’ve failed before we’ve even begun. So what can we do? Read on to learn a process that will help you get from “to-do” to “achieved”, without having to work harder.

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Posted by Daria Williamson in How-to, One Page, 5 comments
Respect – a foundational value

Respect – a foundational value

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Respect for all people is foundational to my personal values and my business philosophy.

I believe that every human being is worthy of respect. And I have seen time and time again that respect produces results.

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Snippets, 0 comments
Success – what matters more, talent or hard work?

Success – what matters more, talent or hard work?

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We live in a culture that worships talent as the path to success. Have you heard people describe someone at the top of their game as a “freak”, a “genius”, or a “natural”? Or heard their performance described as “effortless” or “magical”? We come unstuck when we believe that natural talent is the key to success; so why are we biased towards this idea, and what can we do about it?

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Leadership, Success, 1 comment

Welcome!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome to my website. My goal is to provide useful and interesting information, to help you with your change and development journey.

I’ll be sharing my own thoughts, knowledge and experience, and linking to great resources written by others. I’d love to find out what topics you are interested in and hear about your experiences and knowledge. Let me know your thoughts in the comments – I welcome your input!

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Posted by Daria Williamson in Introduction, 0 comments