“The Art of Work” Blog

5 tools to make work meaningful – no matter what

Most of us have been able to look forward to a future with at least some bright spots – a project completed, a holiday, a new position, a cycling tour, or an overseas trip. There was plenty to keep us...

The Ultimate Audit

Not your usual end-of-year review. As you approach the end of a very challenging year, it may be worth taking a deeper pause than usual. Step back for a moment and reflect on what you think your work is really for...

Uncertainty demands one key thing from us …

As we emerge into a new future, there is an important message for professional development: “Leadership matters a lot”. Right now, it matters whether or not you think of yourself as a leader - established in your career, or unsure...

Do I need new work, a new boss… or is it me?

We all want to be engaged in and feel fulfilled by our work. But, right now, do you?
Or do you feel stressed out, overlooked, bored? If so, is this just a one-off moment, or is it familiar territory? When thoughts...

How to feel valued at work …

When you’re not feeling valued, sometimes a bit of gratitude can make the biggest difference. It might be a simple smile across a shop counter or something more deliberate, like...

3 Steps to Increased Performance and Work-Life Balance for 2019

Getting started is the easy part. Sure, it has its challenges, but when it comes to sustained performance improvement, then structure, practices and habits reign supreme. The processes you set up must explicitly allow for change. Annual goal setting and strategic...