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new year, new you?

Happy New Year and here’s hoping that this year turns out a bit better than the last! Have you set yourself challenges or resolutions for the new year, or something that you want to have achieved in 2021? Often these challenges can, on the one hand excite and drive us, and on the other, they can be quite daunting.

In the world of leadership it’s important to get out of our comfort zone, especially if we expect others to do the same. I always recommend that if something feels uncomfortable we need to move towards it, or lean in, rather than follow a natural tendency to move away. It strikes me as particular hurdle that us humans have to overcome that what feels good in the short term often prevents us from achieving our longer term goals. There are so many occasions when I’d rather sit on the sofa than go for a run, but I know that won’t help me stay mentally and physically fit, something which is important to me.

I’m a great believer that if you understand things you can manage them better. So, if you’d like to find out more you could take a look at work on experiential avoidance or some of the excellent work by Brene Brown on effing first times (FFTs). A great podcast for one of those new year’s runs I need to do!


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