Compassion

Five warning signs you have a “brilliant jerk” to deal with…. And what to do before it’s too late.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/04/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Compassion, Decision Making, Facilitation, Intuition, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

A brilliant jerk has been defined as a high performer with a bad attitude. The type of person who can bring results, make high level connections, be a creative genius – but no one really wants to be around for any length of time. Having them on your team – as an artistic director, adviser, fundraiser - can lift your efforts exponentially. However, having someone who is solely driven by ego and self-interest will undermine the collective efforts of any organisation. The company becomes about upholding the vision of one individual – and loses the flexibility and agility needed to survive in today’s rapidly changing work and economic environment. Read more...


Five ways you can develop your resilience even when life is crap

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 18/12/2015   |   Categories: Career Development, Compassion, Inspiration

It's been a horror week in Australian arts scene, and more pain to come. So what can you do to recover and survive when life turns to pooh? Press pause on your problems, be grateful, generous and kind, and allow yourself to walk away at the time it all seems too much. Read more...


How to move forward with ease

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 10/07/2015   |   Categories: Career Development, Compassion, Inspiration, Making change

Sometimes when we try to move forward, we see an opportunity that seems too good to miss. We rush forward but for some reason we don’t quite make it. Read more...


Why I invest in developing self-compassion

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 14/04/2015   |   Categories: Compassion, Inspiration

Having a sense of self-compassion means I can be with the bumps in the road that life brings: the worries, stresses and frustrations we all experience from time to time. It does not make these things magically go away, but it does make it easier to be with them and find a way forward. Read more...


Confidence, courage or commitment

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 10/03/2015   |   Categories: Compassion, Inspiration, Leadership

What is really geting in the way of success and satisfaction: confidence, courage or commitment? Or is there something else missing that we need to develop? Read more...


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