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Why striving/perfectionism gets in the way of self-growth

In our modern world, it can seem that high paced action is rewarded. Do more. Be more. Have more. Striving can be how we prove to the world that we’re 'good enough.' But this also comes with a price...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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What does it mean to be 'above the line'?

At Heartstyles, we spend a lot of time thinking about 'the line'. Our founders, Stephen and Mara Klemich, have dedicated their careers to helping others get above it. But what exactly is this line? And what does it mean to be above it?

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

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How does Heartstyles help leaders?

Whether an organisation is fairly flat or more hierarchically structured, the behaviour of its leaders will inform the way everyone operates...

Author

Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

Leadership Team Culture

The influences on today's workplace

Demographic shift means employers often have three, or even four generations working side by side within their organisations. To bring out the best in all of them, it's vital to understand how the norms of their respective eras have shaped their attitudes - and the way they work.

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Carly Morgan – UK Client Relationship Director

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Spotting the difference between a competitor and an achiever

What drives successful people? All too often we're conditioned to believe it's their competitive nature - their innate need to rise above the rest - that pushes them forward. But there's a big difference between competing and achieving...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

Competitive Achieving

Our year in review (2018)

“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” So said Winston Churchill and it is in this spirit that we write this year in review. With our hands on our hearts we can say that 2018 has been a truly significant year for Heartstyles...

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Taking responsibility to heart: Why culture holds the key to transforming financial services

In the coming years, the winners in the finance space will be those who can learn from the past to meet the demands of the future. Merely complying with regulations won’t be enough. Instead, organisations will need to look to their cultures as an engine of transformation. Here we explore why change is needed and what it’s likely to look like…

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

Culture Team Leadership

How do leaders create safe places?

We believe the number one principle for a leader is to create a safe place. Effective leaders breathe life into the environment by making it a safe place for team members to express opinions and ideas, to disagree and push back...

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

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Why should leaders be teachable?

I believe a really important principle in leadership is being teachable. Effective leaders are humble, self-aware and willing to learn from others—no matter their age or position.

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

Leadership Humility Authentic Transforming

Bringing heart into business

Love. Heart. Humility. The world is changing. There is a new permission to bring a more emotive language into the workplace.

Author

Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

Language Wellness Culture