Compassion

Learning to be OK with discomfort in ourselves and others is critical if we are going to listen, learn and make changes

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 27/07/2020   |   Categories: Compassion, Inspiration, Leadership, Making change, Mindfulness

For those of us who benefit from white privilege we have had an opportunity to stop, reflect and learn more about the racially-based injustices in our world. This has been challenging and uncomfortable at times, and it is very tempting to run away and distract ourselves with something much more pleasant to think about. However, learning to be OK with discomfort in ourselves and others is critical if we are going to listen, learn and make changes for a better world. Read more...


Self-compassion Tuesdays, find your strength in relaxation and renewal

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 05/04/2020   |   Categories: Coaching, Compassion, Leadership, Making change, Mindfulness

It may feel like one hurdle after another right now – each one harder than the next. Bushfires, funding applications, now Covid19. The world is going through climate, health and economic shake up that was not on anyone’s radar 12 or even six months ago. It is OK to feel shaken by all of this – but as leaders you may feel the pressure to show a calm face when underneath you are paddling like mad. Self Compassion is NOT self-pity – but a powerful and practical tool to support you as leaders in difficult circumstances and in rebuilding your team and organisation in the future. Read more...


Collective Actions and Decisions: Making Change

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/02/2020   |   Categories: Compassion, Decision Making, Inspiration, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness

We have been powerfully reminded this summer in Australia that our world is continually impacted by our collective actions and decisions, and yet it can feel on a day-to-day level that much is actually out of our control. However we can make a difference if we really want to, in our lives and those of others. Read more...


Is it that time of the year already?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/11/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Compassion, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness

Like mince pies at Woollies, the signs of Christmas and the end of the year come earlier and earlier. Or does it? Now I'm not a scientist, but I am pretty sure that time works the same ALL THE TIME, so the end of year "speed up" is as much a creation of our minds as the Santa stories we tell our children. Read more...


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...


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