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When confidence becomes overconfidence

When does confidence become overconfidence? Overconfident people rarely check if others agree with them. They assume they’re right and often give advice a little too freely; putting themselves at risk of treading on others’ toes, possibly even being accused of bullying.

So when does just having confidence change to being overconfident? Sadly it can happen so incrementally that it insidiously creeps up on us. Continue reading

Brain health for managers

The workplace in which we are visible to others for around 8 hours a day presents an ideal opportunity to increase brain health and reduce mental health costs to our community.

Research on brain health and the brain’s capacity to heal is increasing. One interesting aspect of this research though is that it is also indicating what poor brain health does to our functioning. The University of NSW Brain and Mind Institute research reports the earlier depression is addressed, the more chance of recovery. Their findings indicate depression causes an area of the brain to shrink and reduce learning capacity. This has significant implications for Australian employers when Australian Bureau of Statistics data indicates that one in five people in the population suffer mental health issues with the most common reported by the World Health Organisation being depression and anxiety.

It is in the interests of employers to keep the learning capacity of its staff healthy. Picking up on potential early indicators of distress is then highly desirable for commercial if not altruistic reasons.

If you would like further information on supporting brain health please make contact through your confidential contact page:

http://managersassistance.com.au/contact-form-7-id53-titlecontact-form-1contact/

Not too busy in the new year

It’s the new year and you’re back at work from the festive season break. It may have been a slow start, but now you can see your priorities lining up. You have confidence that you’ll achieve them and you’re smiling and encouraging others.

It’s an unusual year though, with the election of Donald Trump, his likely global impact, and locally an election looming in Western Australia. You’re not sure what it will bring. Is it a time to be taking action or building resilience and resources?

If you’re about to take steps forward and then you find yourself hesitating, it may be useful to access our confidential contact page. We have a team available who can assist you with accountable and ethical decisions in the current climate:

http://managersassistance.com.au/contact-form-7-id53-titlecontact-form-1contact/