YOUR NEXT READ Episode #10: FlexAbility by Dr Karen Morley


When the pandemic hit there was the promise of a ‘post-pandemic reset’ that would make flexible work mainstream.

But if anything, real flexibility has become harder, and the boundaries between personal and professional life have blurred even further. It seems overwork is here to stay, and we’ve seen an alarming rise in stress and burnout – so what is the solution?

Leadership coach and psychologist Dr Karen Morley says that if we shift our focus from ‘where and when we work’ to ‘why and how we work’ we can rediscover where work fits into our sense of purpose, and better align our work practices to suit our life.

If you’re ready to prioritise your wellbeing but don’t know where to start, Karen’s new book FlexAbility is an invaluable resource that should be your next read.

You can listen to Your Next Read on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

Topics covered in this chat include:

  • What it means to be an 'agreeable leader' and how it might increase your chance of burnout
  • How stating your purpose has a positive impact on your health
  • Why we all need a recharging schedule


Dr Karen Morley’s vision is to help leaders get more impact with less effort. Karen is an authority on leadership coaching. 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 also the author of Lead Like a Coach, Beat Gender Bias and Gender Balanced Leadership.

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