The Business Cost of Stress

The Business Cost of Stress

On National Stress Awareness Day I want to focus on the business impact of stress; it is now the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. In 2017/18, 15.4 million days were lost due to stress, depression and anxiety. Stress affects one in five of the working population.  Stress doesn’t discriminate against age, disability, race, faith, gender, sexual orientation or your hierarchical position within an organisation.   It can affect anyone at any time. (more…)...
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Is your Manager Confident or Cowardly?

Is your Manager Confident or Cowardly?

It’s been bandied around professional publications for some time now that many organisations are scrapping the appraisal scheme. Whilst this may be great news for some, it still presents many questions.  What are they going to be replaced with?  How will learning needs be agreed and identified?  If pay is linked with performance, how will this be decided?  But of equal importance, how will people know how their performance is perceived by others? (more…)...
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The Sunshine Yellow Leader

What's it like to be a Sunshine Yellow Leader? The Sunshine Yellow Leader is will radiate enthusiasm and encourage participation of others.   They enjoy and seek the company of others and are full of ideas and plans for the future and will welcome change. Sunshine Yellow energy is characterised by the following adjectives: Sociable Dynamic Demonstrative Enthusiastic Persuasive Expressive The Sunshine Yellow leader will definitely know where they are going and will be able to paint compelling pictures of new possibilities, through words but equally with coloured pens/paints which they may well stick on the wall for all to see, but may not possibly know how they are going to get there (or may not even be clear about where they are right now!). They establish positive and effective relationships with many and are likely to inject energy and optimism with those they engage with. They are honest (sometime too honest!) and if their words don't tell you what they are thinking often their body language...
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The Fiery Red Leader

'Be Bold, Be Brief, Be gone!'  That's the motto of an individual who has an energy preference for Fiery Red. What do we mean by this?  Well at Jungle, we recommend that all our Management Development and Leadership programmes commence with gaining a greater understanding of yourself, how you work with others and as such how you might need to learn to adapt and connect more effectively with others.   We know, from experience that this is a key factor in being successful. So to commence this journey of personal discovery we use a tool called Insights Discovery which helps Leaders, Managers and individuals to develop the right interpersonal skills which not only empowers themselves, but can help to transform teams and entire organisations. This post, gives you an insights into the Fiery Red Manager or Leader What is Fiery Red energy? Fiery Red colour energy can be characterised by the following adjectives: Competitive Demanding Determined Strong-willed purposeful Proactive Courageous When getting into a lift and individual who has a preference...
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The Cool Blue Leader

The fundamentals to being an effective leader starts with understanding your leadership style and recognising the impact this has on others, then learning how best to adapt your style to connect with others.    At Jungle we use the simple but very powerful Insights Discovery tool when working with Leaders and Managers. So, join us on a journey of discovery as we take a glimpse into the world of a Cool Blue Manager or Leader What is cool blue energy? Cool Blue energy can be characterised by the following adjectives: Cautious Precise Deliberate Questioning Formal Managers and Leaders who have a Cool Blue energy preference have a strong desire to know and understand the world around them.  They are likely to prefer to think things through before committing to action and are likely to maintain a detached and objective standpoint analysing data and information to ensure that it is complete and accurate before proceeding with making decisions or taking action. What others appreciate about cool blue energy Cool Blue energy is the...
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