3 Ways corporate culture can make you look sick

How good do you feel in your job? We all know that a job causes stress can lead to sickness. But can your corporate culture influence how you look?

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Throughout me working with clients and organisations I have identified 3 ways that you company culture can make you look sick.

1. Values and Purpose

If you work for an organisation that has corporate culture based on values you don’t share, it can cause significant stress. For example, you will experience stress if you value spending time with your family and you have a job that requires you to travel 80% of the time.

There is another way that values and purpose can make an impact. No career development path or if you don’t feel valued. Also a lack of management’s commitment to the values an purpose of the organisation.

2. Your corporate culture generates negativity

There is a reason why positive psychology is gaining traction. Positivity is good for you, it attracts positivity. Can you imagine working in an organisation where the energy is negative? Negativity can manifest and grow in different ways.

In his book “Power vs Force” David R Hawkins, describes different levels of energy and he relates them to emotions. He also applies them to organisations.

At the lower end of the energy scale, you find shame, misery, guilt, and blame. You can find these characteristics in organisations (as well as individuals) that operate in a negative energy field. Towards the positive end of the scale you find harmony, acceptance and understanding, characteristics of well-functioning companies and individuals. Beyond that, at the extreme positive end, you find peace and enlightenment.

3. Misalignment of personality and duties.

During a workshop I gave in healthcare, we measured if attendants were people focused or task focused. To my surprise, 95% of attendees registered as task focused. I had thought that most nurses would be people focused. My reasoning being that when you become a nurse you want to care for people. It raised a question in my mind: Is it possible that people focused individuals, through education, can become ‘task focused’?

An article on 16personalities.com sheds some light on this. The premise of the article is that you can’t change your personality, but you can change behaviours or adopt different characteristics.

I have seen in healthcare that many people lacked the energy and radiance that you expect from healthy people. This made me believe that you are able to change the way a person works, but this causes stress if it is not aligned with the underlying personality.

In Conclusion

Not only does stress cause your body to go into a state of fight and flight but also directing essential energy and resources from maintaining psychical homeostasis, causes a physical imbalance. Illness and disease is often related to chronic stress, caused by a negative corporate culture.

3 ways to handle conflict as an authentic leader

There are different ways to handle conflict. You can go with the flow, or you can go against the flow. During one of my Authentic Leadership KeynoteEvents, I asked an attendee in which direction they would row if I put them in a canoe in a rapidly flowing river? Most people would say with the flow. However, they would choose to row against the flow.

I was feeling tired already, with a sense of not getting anywhere. On the other hand, I realised, the point the attendee made was very valid.
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Ready to shift your mindset?

Wouldn’t you say that the most important element of your car is the engine? It drives everything, without an engine you won’t get far. True? Yet, you don’t let the engine decide what route to take from a to b. You rely on the driver. And this is where the body is just like a car, so let’s shift your mindset.

Your body is the same as a car. It has an engine (the brain) and a driver (the heart). So it would make sense that, since the brain is the engine of your body (it regulates breathing, heartbeat, hormones, etc.) we would not let it decide the best route to take us from a to b. Yet most of us do.

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Date: 04/21/2017
Time: 01:00-01:30pm
Appearance: How to shift your mindset (Repeat)
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Ready to shift your mindset?

Wouldn’t you say that the most important element of your car is the motor? It drives everything, without an engine you won’t get far. True? Yet, you don’t let the engine decide what route to take from a to b. You rely on the driver. And this is where the body is just like a car, so let’s shift your mindset.

Your body is the same as a car. It has an engine (the brain) and a driver (the heart). So it would make sense that, since the brain is the engine of your body (it regulates breathing, heartbeat, hormones, etc.) we would not let it decide the best route to take us from a to b. Yet most of us do.

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Date: 04/18/2017
Time: 07:00--7:30 p.m.
Appearance: How to shift your mindset
Outlet: 101 Business Radio
Location: Perth,WA
Format: Radio

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Preventing stress and burnout

We all start our career with enthusiasm. We all have expectation of what success looks like. But we often don’t know the link between Authentic Leadership and Vitality

But let’s be honest…. we start with a dream, and regrettably, along the way, we get distracted and discouraged.

If you are serious about living by your own rules, you need a different approach.

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Date: 06/28/2017
Time: 19:00-21:00 p.m
Event: Event: Discovering the link between Authentic Leadership and Vitality
Topic: Discovering the link between Authentic Leadership and Vitality
Venue: Technology Park Function Centre
Location: 2 Brodie-Hall Drive
Bentley (Perth), WA 6102
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Connecting the Disconnect

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101 Business Radio Feature Interview

When you know your vision, sooner or later, amazing things will happen. Like when I  met Michael from 101 Business Radio.  After all, it is  truly great, when you get the opportunity to explain to a large audience what you vision is. So here it is: my first radio interview.

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