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How to Manage Stress to Increase Team Effectiveness

True team effectiveness boils down to one thing: courage. If leaders lack the bravery to make tough decisions and stick with them, their teams will never be able to achieve their potential. This article will share practical ways to manage stress so that you can be braver and increase your team’s effectiveness. It’s not as…

3 Easy Ways To Check In With Your Virtual Team

Often, a lot of the team leaders we work with fail to check in with their teams as much as they should. This is normally due to a few reasons: There’s too much going on in the business that checking in with someone on something not work-related is forgotten or dismissed An assumption that what’s…

The Four Best Performance Mindsets that Get Business Results

In the countless workshops we’ve run over the years, we’ve seen many mindsets. To help you, we’ve come up with a shortlist of the top four best mindsets that get business results. Mindset 1: Realistic Optimism vs Pessimism Often, there’s an impression that people who are optimistic always look on the bright side of life,…

How to Keep Up With Fast-Paced Work Environments – Without Losing your Mind!

These days we’ve all had to work hard to keep up with the pace of the world, and it’s having an effect on us. We can all keep up, but we can also very quickly lose our minds! This affects our sleep, stress levels and ultimately, our overall performance. So, how can we learn to…

How To Nurture Mental Fitness In the Workplace

As we discussed in a previous post, Mental Fitness is all about focusing on the ‘inner game’ of your staff. It’s about building up mental resilience and agility in each member of your team, so they are well equipped to face the challenges of an ever-changing workplace. But for many leaders out there, nurturing this…

Under the skin of teams

For the last decade, Symbia has worked with leaders and their teams in countries on every continent. We’ve worked in industries from FMCG and aviation, to finance, telecommunications and entertainment, as well as across marketing, legal, supply chain, and R&D functions. We’ve worked up and down the food chain from interns to CEOs – irrespective…

The impact of running on empty

Ever wondered why you don’t return from holiday feeling as refreshed as you expected? And why is it that when big work pressures calm down temporarily, you still don’t have the energy to do all the non-work things you’d been putting off because of work?   Is this you? You’re in the middle of a…

The importance of purpose in the workplace

You know how even the simplest difference of opinion at work can turn into a drama that drains your energy and leaves you wondering whether you’re speaking the same language as your colleagues? What’s really happening here? How can we get past it? We spend much of our time working with very different, multicultural workplace…

The Impact of Self-Management on Leadership and Teamwork

This week I want to talk about why empathy is the key to great relationship management. Companies who are preparing for the future of work know that the right thing to do today is to invest in helping their people at all ages and stages become more adaptable, exercise better judgement, understand opposing behaviour preferences…