Entries by Coach Padraig

Discover the reality of remote work myths

If there’s one good thing about 2020 and the worldwide pandemic, it’s that it has opened up some possibilities that might have seemed impossible before. In some cases that has led to greatness.  In other cases, it has led to challenges. As a result of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, more employers than ever before transitioned […]

Zoom fatigue: Is it time to log off?

I love that technology allows me to work with my team (we span four time zones!) and to work remotely with clients. It’s been a little easier for us at Padraig to adapt to virtual meetings during the global pandemic than for some of our clients who are new to working remotely.  But even so, […]

The key benefits to solving problems, now

Do you feel like you’re constantly solving problems?  For some folks, it’s as though they get one thing sorted and another pops up – or maybe the same kind of problem recurs.  Bill Murray fans might call it a Groundhog Day situation, which sounds cuter than it feels, but the more technical term is being […]

Simple methods to gain useful employee feedback

Last time we talked about accepting staff who bring forward problems. But, what if folks aren’t doing that? It might feel strange, particularly if you’ve worked for bosses who never sought your input about their own performance. But without feedback, it’s hard to gauge how you’re doing.  Massively successful and powerful people have the confidence […]

What does leading your team look like after a crisis?

Leading through the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for most of us.  We’ve made it through the emergency phase and now we’re trying to adapt to this new reality and figure out how to keep business moving forward. It’s tricky (and a new kind of stressful) to reassure our team members in uncertain times. Now, […]

An attitude of gratitude for dealing with uncertainty

Feeling overwhelmed and gripped by fear, worry and uncertainty? Trying to navigate this new reality thanks to COVID-19? You’re not alone. One of the most important things we can all do for our mental health is to develop an attitude of gratitude. If that sounds too simple when you’re struggling with working from home, working […]

Managing grief and anxiety in difficult times

I’m hearing a lot from folks who are really feeling the weight of social isolation with this new COVID-19 reality.  Some were feeling like they were managing and suddenly feel like they’ve been blindsided by emotions. Others share that it’s been hard but now, nearly two months in, they’re barely coping. Then, of course, there […]

Balance? What about work-life synergy?

I’ve been doing some reading about work-life balance (and how it rarely exists).  Many of us have spent years — maybe even decades — trying to find ways of achieving work-life balance. A primary focus is often, reducing the demands from our work time to allow more “life” time. And, indeed, research shows that idea […]