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What can I do to reduce my anxiety and frustration?

What can I do to reduce my anxiety and frustration?

Bob the Builder – Can he fix me in 10 easy steps? – No, he can’t! As a father, the expectations on me from my children are that dad can fix it just like Bob the Builder can. No matter what the issue, I am expected to have a solution, an answer tucked away in my metaphorical tool k…

How to effectively communicate with your team

How to effectively communicate with your team

What are your animal instincts when you communicate? In a recent team meeting at Zentano we were discussing our thoughts and research into effective communication in the workplace. Tasha, our Executive Assistant, stopped us in our tracks by asking “are you more of a cat or dog when you commun…

How to be more focused and productive

How to be more focused and productive

Why you shouldn’t mix squirrels and water Remaining focused in our fast-paced and digitally dominated world can be tough. As technology has become embedded in the heart and soul of businesses across the world a culture shift has been taking place. This shift is towards a more instantaneous an…

How to build business relationships

How to build business relationships

The lost art leaders need to master When was the last time you sat down with someone important to you, away from the distractions of work, TV and your smartphone and re-connected? Enjoying a good conversation and relationship with someone you value releases a chemical called oxytocin, often labell…

How to manage conflict

How to manage conflict

Could you be more like the United Nations in your business? Conflict resolution is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Just this morning I was reminded just how difficult it can be to negotiate with my children let alone an employee or co-worker! As I walked around the supermarket, six…

How to become more curious

How to become more curious

Curiosity killed the cat Curiosity has nearly killed my cat multiple times. He seemed to have a death wish at Christmas when he began chewing through the wire on the Christmas tree lights, I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve caught him climbing the curtains and summer is the wor…

How to grow my business

How to grow my business

You're invited to Zentano's business growth, strategy and leadership workshop Do you want to push the boundaries of your business further than they’ve ever gone before? Do you want to make the impossible possible? Do you want to supercharge your MOJO and take yourself and your busines…

How to become a better leader

How to become a better leader

The questions you should be asking yourself It has been estimated that between the ages of 2 and 5 we ask something like 40,000 questions as we try to make sense of the world we have been born into. Many of these questions begin with “Why” as our curiosity and need to explore things is …

How to become more motivated

How to become more motivated

Turn up the heat on your motivation – chilli style As I was cooking a family curry last weekend and chopping a particularly hot chilli, I was reflecting on what motivates me to put in place new, healthier habits. Home cooking with fresh ingredients is one of the habits I do try and focus on. …

How to respond to difficult work situations

How to respond to difficult work situations

How often do you exercise your greatest power – choice Starting work in the early 1980’s was a time of great excitement, starting to make my own way down the great highway of life. Like many people of my generation, I had experienced authority figures (family, teachers etc.) adopting an…

How can I become more successful?

How can I become more successful?

Punching above your weight – lessons from Vince Lombardi Last weekend, in Atlanta Georgia, the New England Patriots won a record equalling 6th Superbowl. A landmark achievement especially for key player Tom Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick. The Superbowl trophy is named after the Pioneerin…

Should we have sprouts with Christmas dinner?

Should we have sprouts with Christmas dinner?

Forget Brexit this Christmas and focus on the important questions!    As we approach the end of another year, one of huge political upheaval and uncertainty, there is only one question left to ask in relation to our well-being; Do we have sprouts with our Christmas dinner? The Zent…

How can I manage my team better?

How can I manage my team better?

The 12 skills you need to focus on this Christmas In truth, skills are for life not just for Christmas. As we take some downtime this Christmas however it is worth reflecting on the essential skills that managers and leaders need in our ever-changing, uncertain and complex world. Thought leadershi…

How to develop self-compassion

How to develop self-compassion

Musical chairs like you’ve never played it How often have you been in a situation where you regret what you have said or done? Quite often, probably. We’ve all been there.  There is no point aspiring to providing the perfect, well-modulated response, externally or internally, to an…

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Why it’s important to focus on your greatest hits At Zentano we find music, films or comedy are great ways for us to unwind after a busy week. A good tune, a cracking yarn or a good laugh are for many people easy ways to de-stress and relax. For example, Tommy Cooper was for many people a bi…

How can I unlock my full potential?

How can I unlock my full potential?

Be your own concierge – the secret keys to success Concierge is a word of French origin meaning keeper of the keys. In his book, First Break All The Rules, strengths psychologist Don Clifton argues that to get the best out of people there are 4 “keys” that if used properly will un…

How can I develop emotional agility?

How can I develop emotional agility?

Becoming resilient to pressures, strains and drains at work In the modern world it can feel like we are constantly under pressure or under attack causing us to feel de-energised and emotionally drained. As leaders in our businesses this can be particularly damaging as we try to build profitable, pr…

How to be successful at work?

How to be successful at work?

Five workplace anecdotes that your parents got wrong Shaggy dogs and black sheep, red herrings and white elephants, I love reading the research into phrases that Albert Jack wrote about. How many of us remember the anecdotes that our parents shared with us as they tried to prepare us for the world …