The productivity trap


The productivity trap. In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Kate Cocker about the productivity trap and the importance of everyday happiness for leaders, focusing on mindset and effective communication. 

They also share personal experiences and perspectives on productivity and finding happiness in different aspects of life. Kate and Judith discuss the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and finding happiness in their work. They realise that happiness is a personal responsibility and that taking control of their own happiness leads to a more fulfilling and productive work life.

Kate shares the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own happiness and finding ways to create positive environments in both personal and professional settings. They emphasise the need for self-awareness, positive mindset, and effective communication to foster happiness and success.

In this conversation they also look at the importance of communication and understanding expectations in the workplace. 

Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It’s about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine.

But amplifying your influence as a leader isn’t just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It’s also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans.

The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at and see. 

Kate Cocker can be found on LinkedIn here. Her website can be found here.

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