Professional development: why I am eating my own dog food

Self-directed learning is great but sometimes we need to eat our own dog food, so I'm taking a week or so out to practice what I preach.

Are you in charge of your own happiness?

Last week, I read about a study conducted by the Universities of Exeter and Sheffield, which found that self-employed workers in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand are among the happiest.

Don’t just do something, sit there

It's Mental Health Awareness Week here in New Zealand and this year the theme of the week is 'Nature is key'.

Networking versus not working

Last week, I attended an informal breakfast here in Auckland with a range of folk who work in training, coaching, change leadership and social enterprise.

Self care for the self-employed

Working from a home office can take some getting used to for all concerned.