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FlexAbility

How high achievers beat burnout and find freedom in an overworked world

Author: Karen Morley  

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A comprehensive, coach-yourself guide for busy, burnt-out leaders to take back control of flexible working arrangements and find balance in an overworked world.

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A comprehensive, coach-yourself guide for busy, burnt-out leaders to take back control of flexible working arrangements and find balance in an overworked world.

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A comprehensive, coach-yourself guide for busy, burnt-out leaders to take back control of flexible working arrangements and find balance in an overworked world.

Despite the promise of a post-pandemic 'reset' that would make flexible work practices mainstream, it seems that overwork is here to stay.

According to leading executive coach and psychologist, Dr Karen Morley, overwork is driven by ambitious, competitive and over-confident bosses who chase continuous growth and are prepared to sacrifice their own health and wellbeing, and that of their workforce, to achieve increasingly unrealistic targets. Remote work or not, this hasn't changed.

High achieving, conscientious and agreeable leaders, the lifeblood of organisational success, get caught in the slipstream. In a world where overwork remains an expectation, flexible work has not been the solution we had all been hoping for. Rather, it has just blurred the boundaries between personal and professional life.

It's time to take better control of why and how you work - a concept the author refers to as 'flexAbility'. Flexibility is how the system operates, flexAbility is how you operate yourself in this demanding system.

FlexAbility is a comprehensive guide to taking back control and redefining your approach to work. It's about rediscovering why you do what you do and where work fits into your sense of purpose, so you can better align your work practices to suit your life.

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Critic Reviews

This book is a must-read, with great examples, thought-provoking analysis and practical strategies that help leaders to 'reset' and thrive at work.

Brooke Young, Director, Young Consulting Group


Karen has a way of articulating and simplifying the overwhelming, self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings and behaviours that plague even the most stoic of leaders. Refreshingly practical and gently encouraging, FlexAbility is a must-read for any leader looking for a pragmatic, reassuring, positive and immediately executable playbook for everyday success.

Amanda Kramer, Head of Marketing, Homely.com.au


FlexAbility couldn't be arriving at a better time for so many in our communities. The long-term drain on resilience for so many around us has been significant. To change our environment starting with ourselves is key, and FlexAbility provides useful and well thought through approaches and activities to move forward, as we chart a path from the interim normal of today to a future where hope and optimism fills the gaps of uncertainty and anxiety.

Mike Schneider, Chair, Love Me Love You; Board Member, Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia; Managing Director, Bunnings Group


This is such a relevant and helpful guide to 2022 and beyond! The current working environment is full of traps - we are always on, but expectations feel higher than ever, and we risk achieving less and feeling less purposeful. It seems counterintuitive - if not blasphemous - to think that we can become more effective and more at peace with ourselves, but FlexAbility provides a guide that will help every business leader be more aware of their wellbeing and effectiveness.

Duncan Phillips, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, IVC Evidensia


In this hyper-relevant book for today's world of work, FlexAbility provides high-performing leaders with a comprehensive and pragmatic guide to protecting wellbeing by learning to influence what matters most. Dr Morley deftly combines research with real-life stories to bring to life the challenges of leading during a pandemic, along with the solutions for doing so successfully.

Dr Kelly Windle, Vice-President Organisation Capability, Bluescope


The intense disruption of the past two years has placed significant and untold demands on leaders across all organisations. FlexAbility couldn't be timelier. It provides valuable, evidence-based insights into the challenges faced by us all, together with accessible and practical advice to help us identify what matters to each of us, as well as clear guidance to enable us to reimagine and reshape our lives for the future and for the better.

Diana Vernon, Principal, Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne


FlexAbility is an outstanding piece of work. Living a 'rich, purpose-filled life, doing meaningful work, while prioritising your wellbeing' is within everyone's grasp. I wish I'd written this work. It is a game-changer.

Mark Butler, Clinical Psychotherapist


I thoroughly recommend this book. It is engaging and highly relevant to today's working pressures when so many I know are exhausted. The evidence-based approach, coupled with practical examples and rich and thought-provoking content, really help develop a more personal sense of how to achieve direction, change and balance. Finally, a book that offers practical and relevant advice about how to bring direction, change and balance back to working life.

Dr Jessica Triay, Clinical Unit Head Endocrinology, Bendigo Health

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About the Author

Dr Karen Morley's vision is to help leaders get more impact with less effort. Karen is a highly sought-after executive coach, an authority on leadership coaching, and a thought leader on gender and inclusion. She has held executive roles in government and higher education, and her approach is informed by her experience. She's a registered psychologist with a desire to align what leaders do with the evidence for what works. Karen is the author of Lead Like a Coach, Gender Balanced Leadership, Beat Gender Bias and FlexAbility.

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A comprehensive, coach-yourself guide for busy, burnt-out leaders to take back control of flexible working arrangements and find balance in an overworked world. Despite the promise of a post-pandemic 'reset' that would make flexible work practices mainstream, it seems that overwork is here to stay. According to leading executive coach and psychologist, Dr Karen Morley, overwork is driven by ambitious, competitive and over-confident bosses who chase continuous growth and are prepared to sacrifice their own health and wellbeing, and that of their workforce, to achieve increasingly unrealistic targets. Remote work or not, this hasn't changed.High achieving, conscientious and agreeable leaders, the lifeblood of organisational success, get caught in the slipstream. In a world where overwork remains an expectation, flexible work has not been the solution we had all been hoping for. Rather, it has just blurred the boundaries between personal and professional life. It's time to take better control of why and how you work - a concept the author refers to as 'flexAbility'. Flexibility is how the system operates, flexAbility is how you operate yourself in this demanding system. FlexAbility is a comprehensive guide to taking back control and redefining your approach to work. It's about rediscovering why you do what you do and where work fits into your sense of purpose, so you can better align your work practices to suit your life.

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Product Details

Publisher
Major Street Publishing
Published
25th January 2022
Pages
240
ISBN
9781922611246

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