Podcast 031 – Staying Constructive This Christmas

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, but can also be really stressful. Liana Sangster and Dominic Gourley have a chat about different stresses that occur at Christmas and give you tips for being constructive, relaxed and happy this Christmas.

What do you do when you’ve left your present shopping to the last minute, you pull up to the shopping center, it’s busy and then someone steals the car park you were just about to park in?! How do you decide where to spend Christmas day this year, is it with your family, your partner’s family or both?! or what if you are hosting Christmas this year? Liana and Dominic answer all these questions.


Liana’s top tips for surviving the silly season this year
– Be conscious of your triggers, know what takes you to your frustration place
– Know your boundaries; be clear about your expectations and set them early with your partner, friends and family
– Plan and be mindful of your end goal and what experience you want to have during this time

This year we went back to the North Pole and facilitated a Group Styles Inventory™ with Santa and his Elves, check out how each of their Circumplex styles play out and how they are handling Christmas this year, in our interactive Christmas Card!

Christmas Post

Go a question you’d like us to discuss on the podcast? Email podcast@human-synergistics.com.au

Listen to previous Culture Podcasts:

001: Kick Starting a Passive Team
002: Dealing with Delegation
003: Telling Someone They have a Blind Spot
004: What’s Wrong with Being Competitive?
005: I have a Competitive Teammate – Help!
006: What is a Toxic Culture?
007: How Leaders Impact Culture
008: Is Culture / Climate / Engagement the same thing?
009: My Manager is Resisting Culture Change
010: How the Banks got here
011: Myth Busters: If I’m not Aggressive then I must be Passive
012: How Culture Works Pt1 – Overview
013: How Culture Works Pt2 – Mission, Philosophy, Structures
014: How Culture Works Pt3 – HR Systems
015: How Culture Works Pt4 – Job Design
016: How Culture Works Pt5 – Leadership
017: Rebecca Kardos, CEO Aurora Energy
018: Is Conflict in Teams Good or Bad?
019: Does Teamwork Work?
020: Tips and tricks for LSI Debriefs
021: Can you use the LSI for Recruitment?
022: Dear C.B., My Manager is Cold
023: Passive LSI Action Tips
024: Aggressive LSI Action Tips
025: Breaking Down Silos
026: SuperMind Neuro Science of Creativity
027: Conference Highlights
028: 8 Keys of Team Effectiveness

029: Coaching Questions for Passive Styles

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