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Workplace Stress, Christmas Season & your Brain

Christmas and New Year’s season are associate with joy and celebration, but also with increased workload & deadline pressures, social events and obligations, year-end performance reviews, and other aspects like family dynamics and financial pressures. These stressors can have an impact in your brain and trigger the release of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline.

No decisions & no  Investments…  if you are in a SAD mood

SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a specific time of the year, typically during the fall and winter months when there is less natural sunlight, and it improves with the change of season. However, for some people, it may be suffered during the summer. SAD can significantly impact employees’ productivity and general well-being during the holiday season.

Autarky in Leadership & Coaching

Think for a minute about these persons: Taylor Swift, singer and advocate of artists’ rights; Nikola Tesla, inventor and engineer; Stephen Hawking, physicist and cosmologist. What might have these persons in common? Probably not too much, with the exception that they were or are self-sufficient.

Me, the impostor…

The person who seemed lucky when, at 30, I was appointed as General Counsel of the Mexican subsidiary of a German automotive parts company. My thoughts on that? Surely, there must have been someone else better qualified for the position, but he didn’t go to the office that day. Therefore, […]

Motherhood… from anxiety to achievement!!!

In western countries, when we visualize the image of a mother and her young child, we tend to see a picture of what society expects from a mother: unconditional love, tenderness, attention, tolerance, patience, care, wisdom, even friendship… the list can be endless. However, it is rarely taken into account […]

The End of Performance Appraisal: A Practitioners’ Guide to Alternatives in Agile Organisations by Armin Trost… the end of a turbulent era.

For years as an employee or General Counsel, who sadly had no knowledge at all on human resources matters, was hard to argue and convince HR specialists that annual performance appraisals were, at times, simply not working for us, and on the contrary they were intoxicating our working environment, either […]