Author: Nikk Hughes

Harnessing the Virtue of Temperance for Professional Success

A lot of leaders practice key virtues and tenets, many of which have been passed down from philosophers of antiquity to modern times. The virtue of temperance often doesn’t get as much attention as it should, perhaps it comes across as ‘boring’ in a hedonistic world of indulgence, instead opting for, well, temperance and self-control.…
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Feeling down is hard

Feeling down is hard

A tense neck. A knotted stomach. A pressure in your chest that’s so full on it limits your breathing. It can be all of that and a whole lot more… Feeling down can see your whole body hurting so much you feel totally fried. Drained of all energy. Drained of life. Empty. And even totally…
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5 Key Traits of a Good Leader in the Workplace

Just about every workplace has a form of hierarchy in place. Whether it’s a small business with an owner acting as manager of daily business or a busy office workplace with management teams having their own hierarchies. Leadership, on the other hand, can present itself in any workplace to motivate and empower employees. Not every…
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You've Got the Strategy and the Skills, But Have You Got an EQ Mindset?

You’ve Got the Strategy and the Skills, But Have You Got an EQ Mindset?

It’s one thing to be a career professional with the right skills and management strategies, whether for your own tasks or for the management of other employees, but it’s quite another to have and use an Emotional Intelligence (EQ) mindset. While schools and universities can certainly help us develop practical, real-world skills, developing a robust…
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5 Practical Steps to Performance Improvement

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges to any manager or HR staff member is to put into action a fair, equitable, and effective performance improvement plan for employees. Employees have wants and desires, and those that feel a sense of purpose in their work are far more likely to be productive than those that do…
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Executive Coaching & Leadership Coaching

Executive Coaching & Leadership Coaching – Upgrade your thinking to upgrade your results

Understanding your thinking process   Did you know you that as a senior executive, you and your team receive around 11 million pieces of data in to your brain in each moment? All this data goes into the back part of your brain which has a filter mechanism. After filtering the data, it only sends…
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5 Helpful Tips to Inspire Leadership in Your Organisation

5 Helpful Tips to Inspire Leadership in Your Organisation

Organisations are undergoing constant and rapid change in how they must do business in our challenging times, which necessitates strong and agile leadership perhaps like never before. If leadership were such an easy skill to train, we’d all be able to generate positive and meaningful change in the workplace without the need for leadership in…
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Taking control of external situations

Taking control of external situations

Every person is represented by a little circle in the EQ code. Each little circle is either green and happy, or red and hurt. Most people are held back because when they’re red they don’t know how to deal with it. So, we’re going to learn how to do the internal to external flip. This…
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5 Tips to Deal With Resistance to Change

5 Tips to Deal With Resistance to Change in the Workplace

Changes in the workplace don’t always happen in ways that we’d like. Employees and colleagues can be resistant to change and in our modern world it’s certainly worth allowing them to voice their concerns. Management must always balance the interests of their valued employees whilst endeavouring to enact meaningful changes that are necessary to push…
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Dealing with waves of feelings

Dealing with waves of feelings

You know those moments when your fight, flight or freeze instinct kicks in? That’s when your safety response is triggered. A safety trigger is caused by many things. It could be standing on a roof, presenting to the board members at work or talking to a customer. Even a smell can be a trigger. When…
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