How to handle authority at work

How to handle authority at work

“I’d like to feel more heard at work” is one of the most common complaints I hear. And when I ask ‘Why don’t you make yourself heard?’, the answer is generally ‘I’m afraid of authority/my boss and what they will think if I speak my mind”. If you’re struggling to make...
How to get more comfortable with criticism

How to get more comfortable with criticism

‘It’s unfair’, ‘It hurts’, ‘They’re wrong’, ‘They’ve made it personal’. Do you have these thoughts when someone gives you criticism, or feedback, at work? The reason it hurts, or feels ‘personal’, is because you haven’t yet met and fully accepted that judgement in...
How to be more assertive at work

How to be more assertive at work

Do you always make yourself heard at work? Are you always able to express yourself clearly and openly? Or do you hold back? Say ‘yes’, when you mean ‘no’? Put on a ‘work personality’ different to that which you display in your private life? In asking people which...
Your boss pressures you – is it true?

Your boss pressures you – is it true?

“My boss is so demanding of me”, “She pressures me”, “He asks too much of me” Do you ever have these thoughts about your boss? And how do you react when you believe these thoughts? Stressed, anxious, irritable, unhappy? Do you gossip about them to others? Spend your...