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Leadership Every Day

Recently I was tasked to write an essay on whether a leader is born or if a leader is made (trained). This is an extension of the age old question that asks, what came first? The chicken or the egg? Jokes aside, the question on whether leadership (or any other skill/ability) is innate and inborn or is it something you can acquire with training and experience. The answer may not be as simple and it may be difficult to answer that question in a 500 word essay. However, the fact is whether you’re aware of it or not and whether you like it or not, you are influencing (leading) people every day. I would like to illustrate this fact with two short video clips.

  • Time: 2 minute read (412 words)
  • Video 1: 1:33
  • Video 2: 6:20
  • Total time: 10 minutes

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Namibia HR Forum – Reward Communication

Reward communications is a topic that is equally fascinating and frustrating. It is fascinating in terms of the obvious importance and impact of the topic, and frustrating in terms of how challenging it is to get right. While most organizations have a rewards philosophy, only one-third of organizations report that most of their employees understand it. (Thanks to HayGroup.com)

Danica Slaney-Heinz shared some insights on this topic at the HR Forum Networking Breakfast on the 15th of November 2017.

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Overcoming Alcoholism – #MentalHealthMonth

One of the biggest problems we have facing our society is that of alcoholism. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems. The World Health Organization estimates that as of 2010 there were 208 million people with alcoholism worldwide (4.1% of the population over 15 years of age). In 1979, the World Health Organization discouraged the use of “alcoholism” due to its inexact meaning, preferring “alcohol dependence syndrome” We found the video below insightful with valuable ideas on how to treat alcohol use disorder.

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Anxiety – Mental Health Awareness

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and thoughts.

It can be explained as a feeling of fear and worry that may lead to an overreaction in a specific situation and is often accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscular tension, fatigue and concentration problems.

People who face anxiety may withdraw from situations which have provoked the anxiety in the past. It can be short term or long term known as “state” and “trait” respectively.

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How to effectively unwind after work

Unwind after work

Unwind after work

In my other articles I talked about stress as a trigger of mental health problems and how to prevent mental health problems on an organisational level. In this article I want to show you what you can do to prevent and manage stress at work, and also how to unwind effectively after work.

All of us experience stress in our lives, most even on a daily basis. A lot of factors can trigger stress such as a high workload, an angry boss or spouse, or an uncooperative client. The list is almost endless. It’s important to notice that stress does not make sick in general. It always depends on how you handle it. 

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