Through My Eyes – A blog by Alison Lalieu

  • A quick google search shows that you all have 8760 up your sleeve in 2018, and each of those hours offers you a unique opportunity to live your year in the best possible way. Hopefully most of you will get your 8 hours sleep every......

  • Stress levels are rising around the world, with 6 in 10 workers experiencing increased workplace stress (China has the highest rise at 86%) – The Regus Group. 91 % of Australians say they are feeling stress in at least one important area of their life,......

  • This morning I stood in front of a room of wonderful people who came together to hear me talk about ‘Leading with Emotional Intelligence’. I thought I’d run a snap poll, and asked them to write down the top 3 things that get in the......

  • It seems counter intuitive. How can showing our vulnerable self bring out the best in others? Yet the research is clear – if we want to become a transformational leader, the ability to let others see us as uncertain, unsure, undecided at times is a......

  • This past week I made the exciting decision to travel to Bali in November to present the UCare Education model to all the educators gathering there to co-create Genius school , an Entrepreneur Institute innovation to fire up a 21 st century revolution in Education.......

  • Who would have thought that the United Kingdom would so soon be facing leadership volatility and uncertainty? The situation is definitely complex and ambiguous – no-one really knows what to make of it!  A fascinating column in our daily newspaper questioned what is actually happening......

  • One of the lovely aspects of being a Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Practitioner is that I get to meet amazing people who are leading extraordinary lives, amongst them, parents. The Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence network is a non- profit global network with a vision of......

  • In a recent post, Roger James Hamilton takes a fascinating dive into the political foray playing out globally at the moment. His belief is that future generations will look back at this time in history as a Political Revolution, much as we remember the Industrial......

  • I arrived at my friend’s bedside, shaken to see her so small and fragile; the cancer has taken such a hold in the few short months since we last saw each other. Such a deep friendship and connection, her eyes sharing feelings she was unable......

  • The clock is ticking, the countdown is on and 2018 is around the corner as I write this blog. If you’re anything like me, your mind is starting to think about the transition to a new year and any life changes you’d like to make.......

  • Never before in modern history was it more important for voters to get out and vote. With so much at stake, I find it quite incomprehensible that almost half the population of the United States of America chose not to cast a vote in their......

  • The world is changing in ways we could only have imagined ten years ago. Hurtling towards us is an avalanche of computing power, embedding itself into every fabric of our lives. Artificial intelligence will seamlessly guide and influence our every day, our phones, our watches,......

  •     There’s every chance the way you’ve been leading your teams is due for some fine tuning. The volatile, uncertain and complex world we live in is heading for a perfect human resources storm with five generations in the workplace for the first time......

  • What’s the climate like at your workplace right now? Rainy, drizzly, stormy or is the sun starting to shine through the clouds? Important questions to ask when you think about your own attitude towards your work, and how your team is thriving. As UBalancer Coaches,......

  • The world is becoming more turbulent faster than our capacity to deal with it. The word VUCA gets bandied about frequently as people describe the world as being more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. What a brutal reminder last week with the U.K. voting to......

  • In his landmark book, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ in 1995, Daniel Goleman shocked the leadership world when he claimed that conventional measures such as IQ counted for as little as 20% of  a person’s success in life. What did this......

  • One of the many blessings of my life at UBalancer is the chance to grasp every learning opportunity that comes my way. Spending two days recently at Vision Villas, Balinese home to global entrepreneur Roger James Hamilton, was exciting! Set in a tropical hideaway, the......

  • This past week I found myself thinking about the well-known story of The Lion King, the young cub Simba on roller coaster ride to adulthood through connection, love, loss, adversity, wild days, reflection and maturity – the Circle of Life. A famous story, but one......

  • I am curious to hear how you feel about the behavior and decision making of some people who have risen through the business and political ranks to attain positions of authority and power in recent times? People who appear to be having difficulty making decent......

  • Have you ever found yourself wondering when the rate of change in our world is going to slow down? An American electrical engineer, Gordon Moore, predicted in 1965 that a computer’s performance would double every two years (Moore’s Law). How right he was – remember......