Is perfectionism a problem?

Some topics in our work with clients seem to create hearty debate more so than others. One of these topics is perfectionism. As psychologists, we are wary of the negative impacts that holding overly high standards for oneself can have – unnecessary stress, depression, and even underperformance. However, for [...]

2020-02-24T13:56:38+13:00March 30th, 2019|

Are you giving your people the right support?

Most managers and people leaders set out with the best intentions, and genuinely want to support their people as well as they can. However, we don’t always get it right, and our potential biases towards the type of support we personally prefer, or which types of support we are more [...]

2020-02-24T14:05:27+13:00August 31st, 2018|

Reducing your emotion drain on the job

Do you work in a customer-facing role? Does your job require that you keep your emotions in check? Do you feel emotionally exhausted at the end of the day or your shift? If so, then our recent post may have resonated with you: https://umbrella.org.nz/faking-it-on-the-job-the-cost-of-emotional-labour/ This experience of emotional labour, what [...]

2020-02-24T14:26:20+13:00July 2nd, 2018|