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Strong Leaders Adopt A Gift Mindset In Uncertain Times

CEO Magazine – April 2021

“It is possible to achieve an increase in happiness. This has a flow on effect that can help us deal with challenges and uncertainty – a key reason we need to adopt a ‘gift mindset’.

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Better Homes & Gardens Magazine – April 2021

Research shows how much of your happiness is determined by how you think and act, but during challenging times, being negative is all too easy…

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The 6 Keys to Lead with Optimism

CEO World – April 2021

Research conducted by the University of California and Harvard looked at happiness and how contagious it was and discovered that when people are surrounded by happy people, they are more likely to become happy. As a leader It can be challenging to remain optimistic whilst juggling so many balls…

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Why a Gift Mindset is a key trait of a limitless leader

CEO World – April 2021

All over the world, organisations know the importance of learning. They, therefore, invest heavily in formal in-house and external training, mentoring programs and systems to manage the sharing of experiences. It is staggering that analysts estimate that the companies in the Fortune 500 still lose a combined $31 billion per year from employees failing to share knowledge effectively. This has a direct impact on productivity within the organisation. People waste time and resources by…

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Why Forgiveness in the Workplace Matters

The CEO Institute – March 2021

Forgiveness is rarely discussed in the workplace – imagine, if you could unwrap the Gift of Forgiveness? People would become aware of their mistakes and know their employer will help them conquer them and build skills to avoid making the same mistakes again. Others will be encouraged to…

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Unwrap the gift of Forgiveness in the Workplace

Leaderonomics – March 2021

When we forgive, we take our power back. If we don’t forgive, this becomes part of our story and we continue to bring negative experiences and relationships into our workplace that can stifle performance, happiness and collaborative workplace culture.

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Striking the balance between personal development and self-care

Institute of Managers and Leaders, Australia and New Zealand – March 2021

Many factors lead to energy depletion and burnout, including unclear role expectations and purpose, dysfunctional workplace dynamics, work-life-imbalance, job function overload, extremes of activity and lack of social support. To avoid burnout, we are advised to ‘self-care’. This is a concept many managers and leaders struggle with, fearing it comes at…

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Workplace energy depletion is a reality. The 8 reasons why!

Thrive Global – March 2021

Living life as our full, energetic selves is vital for us to function at our highest level, both physically and mentally. When we feel energised, we feel motivated on a physical, mental and emotional level. It is up to us to be aware of when and how we replenish our energy. Life can be stressful and…

Workplace energy depletion is a reality. The 8 reasons why!
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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable – Why It's The New Norm At Work

B & T Magazine – March 2021

Renée Giarrusso, author of Gift Mindset, is a communication and leadership expert. In this guest post, Giarrusso says COVID’s proof uncertainty is never far away, particularly in the workplace…

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Book Blog | The Gift Mindset®

Major St Publishing – March 2021

The Gift Mindset® by Renée Giarrusso is a thought-provoking book offering readers a unique approach to tap into personal or professional “gifts”. The Gift Mindset® is about learning to be self-aware, acknowledging feelings, then accepting life lessons. By shifting our mindset, we view each event as a “gift” meant to enrich our lives.

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Win 1 of 10 copies of Gift Mindset by Renée Giarrusso

Mindfood- March 2021

Improving mental health is all about re-framing the way we encounter life and how our brain processes it. So – can a gift mindset help you? Renée Giarrusso tells us how to re-energise your mindset.

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Body + Soul | Mind and Body – March 2021

Improving mental health is all about re-framing the way we encounter life and how our brain processes it. So – can a gift mindset help you? Renée Giarrusso tells us how to re-energise your mindset.

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New ‘Gift Mindset’ book shows how to increase engagement and collaboration at work by changing your mind

Executive PA Media – February 2021

An insightful and thought-provoking read, Gift Mindset empowers you with the tools to embrace life’s lessons and facilitate positive culture change.

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Insurance Business NZ – February 2021

Positive psychology research shows that 40% of our happiness is determined by how we think and act. It is possible to achieve an increase in happiness. This has a flow on effect that can help us deal with challenges and uncertainty-a key reason we need to adopt a ‘Gift Mindset’. Certainty is an innate core human need and never before has there been so much uncertainty in the world, in the workplace and for our future.

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Insurance Business Canada – February 2021

COVID-19 has impacted everyone in some way and our ways of connecting, working and thinking.  With hybrid and remote working in play much has changed and with it we need to ramp up our adaptability, innovation and collaboration, all key competencies in workplace success.

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Are you ready to create a Gift Mindset® Culture?

Thrive Global – February 2021

Are you ready to create a Gift Mindset® Culture? Workplace culture is made up of shared values, beliefs and social behaviours, and so often these can be hidden, stifled or not lived within the organisation. The lessons we learn need to be shared to empower others, create openness and trust and in the process, become […]

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – GIFT MINDSET® The perfect team gift for 2021

Thrive Global – January 2021

As we reflect on this time last year, a lot has changed for all of us. Overall, people have grown in more ways than one, through different experiences and situations. From facing challenges and new ways of working and thinking to achieve success in or out of work, everyone has learnt something.

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Boundaries-What do and don’t you stand for?

Thrive Global – January 2021

So here we are, we’ve headed into another new year. We’ve left 2020 behind us. It’s time to take what we have learnt and create some space to set boundaries and ensure we get the most out of 2021!

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Building Mental Fitness Through a Culture of Gratitude

Thrive Global – October 2020

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.― Marcus Tullius Cicero Over the last few months with many leadership teams, we have explored the topic of gratitude and how this is being expressed in the workplace.

Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Building Mental Fitness Through a Culture of Gratitude
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Creating a Gift Mindset Culture

News Break – August 2020

Many organisational cultures do not encourage or condone the sharing of challenges or failures and even sometimes the sharing of successes. Culture is about the shared beliefs, values, customs and social behaviour of a community. Therefore, if the culture you work within is against sharing lessons it may be something that never enters your mind, especially if that organisation is all you have ever known.

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Curiosity to Fuel Adaptation, Innovation and Collaboration – the Future of Leadership

Thrive Global – September 2020

To lead an organisation and create a culture open to change, innovation and creativity, curiosity is key. The future of leadership requires us now, more than ever, to adapt, innovate and collaborate, and I reckon curiosity deserves some attention. Curiosity is a skill and also a characteristic – a motivating desire for more information.

Limitless Leaders™ Connection – Curiosity to Fuel Adaptation, Innovation and Collaboration – the Future of Leadership
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Limitless Leaders™ Connection – R U Ok With Self-compassion?

Thrive Global – September 2020

Thursday the 10th September is R U Ok Day, a day to remind everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” As we all face the ups and downs of life, I reckon it’s a good day to stop and practice self-compassion in conjunction with compassion for others. Self-compassion opens the…

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Supercharge Working Remotely – Limitless Leadership™

Strategies for Influence – June 2020

In today’s workforce, managers can often be the unsung heroes. Pivotal to an employee’s performance, motivation and happiness at work they have the power to influence how engaged employees are. In essence, they drive how people may think, feel and act, therefore have a great impact on the culture of their organisation. In this comprehensive article Renée steps through what it takes to lead and work remotely.

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LIMITLESS Leaders™ Connection: Mindset Matters

Thrive Global – June 2020

Mindset Matters. Your mindset is a way of thinking. It is a collection of your attitudes, thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. It is what you think day to day that can be a driving force to your success. Our mindset is a mental inclination or disposition, a frame of mind.

LIMITLESS Leaders™ Connection: Mindset Matters
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Reflecting on 2019 – Did Your Year Exceed Your Expectations?

Thrive Global – January 2020

On that note, I’ve devised 12-prompters to review the year that was. You can do this reflection individually or as a team, a great way to open up dialogue and share and promote human-centred leadership at work.

Reflecting on 2019 – Did Your Year Exceed Your Expectations?
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Giver or Taker – Which Are You?

Thrive Global – December 2019

Something I have been guilty of that I have to consciously control is giving too much. What I mean by this is I love to give and make a difference and in the last 5 years, in particular, I have had to be mindful of my time even more, in order to look after myself and my clients. Self-care takes constant work and focus and the benefits far outweigh the cost!

Giver or Taker – Which Are You?
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Q&A with Renée: strength or weakness?

Retail World – December 2019

Eric, says he feels that sometimes his strengths seem to hinder his growth in his current role. How can he ensure that he identifies when this is occurring and what steps can he take to ensure his ‘overdrive’ is not detrimental to himself and others?

Q&A with Renée: leading self and self-leadership
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12 Superpowers to Lead and be Limitless

Thrive Global – November 2019

What’s your Superpower? As a leader we can get caught up in the ‘doing”, juggling multiple balls in the air such as; technology, people, relationships, structure, reporting and 100 other things. It’s no wonder many leaders are only managing their teams instead of leading them and their organisations forward. Our latest Whitepaper.

12 Superpowers to Lead and be Limitless
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Coach to lead, empower and leverage time

Coaching Life Magazine ‘Grand Final' – September 2019

So many people put off coaching or think they are coaching when in fact there is a lot of “telling” going on. My question to them is: “If not now, when?”

This article covers the 6 keys to coaching to empower.

Coach to lead, empower and leverage time
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Unwrapping the 3 layers of empathy

Thrive Global – October 2019

Three layers of empathy Psychologists for many years have identified that there are 3 types of empathy. There are many ways to feel and there are many ways to experience empathy. Empathy is all about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and seeing, feeling and experiencing what they are going through from their perspective…

Unwrapping the 3 layers of empathy
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The Gift Mindset™: 6 Keys to Leading With Empathy

Thrive Global – August 2019

Do you respond with empathy? When a colleague or direct report opens up to you about feeling overstretched and tired how do you respond? Do you respond with empathy or do you shut off as you have your own stuff to deal with? Empathy is one of the 12 Gifts to lead and be a Limitless…

The Gift Mindset™: 6 Keys to Leading With Empathy
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Don’t use ‘time poor’ as a barrier to leading

Retail World – July 2019

One of the key barriers I find many people leading a business or team face is that they don’t allocate time to leadership. They tend to look at leading others as an “or” instead of an “and”. When you have a team you have a responsibility, leadership is a choice and a decision, not a title that automatically makes you capable and effective.

Q&A with Renée: leading self and self-leadership
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The Gift Mindset™

Thrive Global – July 2019

Threshold-the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.

The Gift Mindset™
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Q&A with Renée: leading self and self-leadership

Retail World – June 2019

Self-leadership is vitally important as you need to lead self before you can lead others, your business and decisions. Look at it a bit like building a house. You can’t put the frame up without laying a solid foundation first. If that foundation isn’t solid and built right, the house won’t last the test of time, a bit like trying to lead a business and team without leading your self first.

Q&A with Renée: leading self and self-leadership
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How energetic is your mindset?

Thrive Global – June 2019

‘You are energy. What you think begins it. What you feel amplifies it. What you action will determine what happens next.’ Tapping into your mind, heart and body from an energetic level can greatly assist self-motivation.

How energetic is your mindset?
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Q&A with Renée: how to switch off

Retail World – April 2019

Switching off is a challenge for many, especially when running your own business, as you are usually immersed deeply within it and most of the time over-passionate. Being a business owner for 11 years, I empathise with you and many others facing this challenge, as it is an obtainable one, but not a sustainable one.

Q&A with Renée: how to switch off
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Team culture — What Is Your Team Talking About?

Retail World – April 2019

What would your team say about your business? When people are given the freedom to focus on their key area and tasks and monitored from afar, they can learn and grow as they work.

Team culture — What Is Your Team Talking About ?
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Q&A with Renée: How To Delegate

Retail World – March 2019

What would your team say about your business? When people are given the freedom to focus on their key area and tasks and monitored from afar, they can learn and grow as they work.

Q&A with Renée: how to delegate
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Sharing your scars can be beautiful

Thrive Global – March 2019

In Japan, there is an art form called Kintsugi: the art of precious scars. By repairing broken ceramics, it’s possible to give it a new lease of life and it becomes even more refined, thanks to its “scars”. Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride. This art form and philosophy got me thinking how alike we are to this as humans with all of our scars, mistakes, lessons and wisdom we learn in this thing called life.

Sharing your scars can be beautiful
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Q&A with Renée: building rapport

Retail World – January 2019

Just like building a house, if we build a strong foundation, the house, like any relationship, has a stronger chance of lasting the test of time. Take the time to build rapport with those around you and remember we can go in and out of rapport, so don’t assume that, once built, it will last. Be mindful of where this is at, at all times.

Q&A with Renée: building rapport
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Q&A with Renée: emotional intelligence

Retail World – December 2018

If you want to be leading and assisting in increasing EI, you need to lead by example. Really master your conflict management, emotional control and social awareness so you’re not just aware and managing your emotions, but also understanding that of others and demonstrating this, day to day, to your team and those around you.

Q&A with Renée: emotional intelligence
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The importance of Personal Branding Photography for your Business

Photo story by Ksenia Belova

Personal branding captures the essence of the real you and what you offer and how you solve people’s problems. It is what sums you up, what people see, feel and hear when your name/business comes up! They represent me to my existing and potential clients, many I may never have met. This is all they have to go on apart from what people say and the results they may have visibly seen.

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Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Convenience World – June 2018

Taking Your Business to the Next Level
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Interview with Retail World Magazine

Retail World

Train well, retain better: keeping your best people on board. “Leadership and communications expert Renee Giarrusso says she believes business needs to adopt a top-down approach to staff development to achieve results.”

Interview with Retail World Magazine
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How I used focus ‘hacks’ to write a book in 90 days: Author Renee Giarrusso

Kath Walters

For leadership and communications expert, Renée Giarrusso, writing a book in 90 days meant some personal sacrifice. Her busy training practice meant the only hours she had to write were outside business hours. This is the time she usually spends doing yoga, cooking or relaxing with friends and family.

How I used focus ‘hacks’ to write a book in 90 days
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Turning Inner Potential Into Outward Results

Gloss – July 2016

Taking Your Business to the Next Level
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