One of the most admirable and arguably underrated qualities of leadership is the capacity for reflection. Confucius called it the most noble way to learn wisdom.
But when we talk about what makes someone a successful leader, we typically describe attributes like the ability to innovate, make strategic decisions or manage uncertainty. We rarely mention reflection among the core traits of a great leader.
But the ability to reflect is actually among the most important traits that will determine a leader’s success.
If you work in HR or recruitment for an Australian NFP, chances are that you’re juggling a lot more than HR. According to EthicalJobs.com.au’s most recent survey of NFP employers, for organisations with an HR person, almost half (48%) of those staff have additional responsibilities on top of their HR responsibilities!
So how can you manage the diverse responsibilities of your roles when you need to be making an impact in so many areas?
Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author and workplace wellbeing teacher and coach, with more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organisations around the world. We spoke to Michelle to find out more about the importance of building resilience and wellbeing in staff and teams, and why happiness shouldn’t be the holy grail at work.
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A study published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed research journal Appetite has found that habitual chocolate consumption is linked to improved mental performance.