Eleven people sat around the table. All part of a common cause, united as one team, a few similar in character, very different in looks, speaking multiple different languages and completely unique in personality. So running team meetings and wanting to best communicate with each of these individuals to hit their buttons was a weekly […]
4 Steps for Being your Best Self in Business
Bula! Do you love holidays as much as I do? Sand between the toes, skiing down mountains, getting that special massage, eating out and watching amazing sunsets….! As a parent and owner of my own business, rather than view them as holidays, they’re more like a change of scenery. I realised that very early on […]
The Truth about Magic Pills and Overnight Success
‘No Pain No Gain’… It’s an old adage, that has been around forever, used often by PT’s as they flog you hard or those of us sports fanatics who feel like unless there is some kind of ‘pain’ involved we haven’t done a workout. For me, business does equate to pain. There is no such […]
Is it Time to Refresh or Reset Your Boundaries?
Imagine if you built a new house. You created this gorgeous home, yours. Tell me… Would you build a fence? Would you create a garden path? Would you make sure the house had a front door on it? Or would you leave your house open… for anyone to walk in, YELL and SCREAM, make a […]
How to Make the Systems the Solution to Success
Often get lots of varying answers to one of the first questions I ask people when we start conversing and talking about business leadership and growth. The question is “What is your biggest leadership challenge right now?” It’s always interesting what comes up for people and what they’ll share, ignore or admit too. Honesty is […]
The 5 Common Culture Killers that cause Business Breakdowns
She only has a small team. It’s all about quality, not quantity. And it wasn’t until someone new recently joined the team, someone with a very different attitude to everyone else, that she realised with surprise, quite how important company culture is. “Is it too late?” She wondered. “Had she hired the wrong person?” She […]
Why Blend In when you were Born to Stand Out!
All through the teenage years, having spent hours sitting, practising and contemplating life in the music room of boarding school, the same question often came up, “Why do I seem so different from everyone else?” It was a feeling. Whether I was or wasn’t doesn’t really matter now, it was a feeling as a teenager. […]
Is it more about managing time or priorities?
Time Management is one of life’s great challenges and yet also one of our greatest opportunities. Because in truth, it’s never about time, it is always about priorities. Met this amazing lady called Bree, she’s a pro on the World Fitness Stage. She reminded me one day, that a 1-hour workout is only 4% of […]
The No. 1 Key to Success for High Performing Teams
There are so many life and business lessons to learn from watching sports teams perform. What works well, what doesn’t. Why they lose and why they win. It’s fascinating and it’s in front of us all day long with a diverse range of sports being played around the world 24/7. I reckon one of the […]
Love and Trust
Love and Trust – It’s within? She stood elegantly, silently, holding the space for the audience to take it in. It was deafeningly quiet. It would be so easy to keep talking, to fill the space and void with more noise or yet another explanation. But she waited. Patiently. For whilst the urge and words […]