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 […]
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 Get Your Team to Change Gears?
Am typing this whilst sitting in the car between races at the kid’s sports carnival. It’s quite fascinating to watch. There are some kids that run fast, very fast and then there is those ‘middle of the pack kids’, running hard and then we have a few that are at the back of the pack…plodding […]
The 5 Attributes of a Talented Team Member
Recently invited to speak at an industry educators forum, where we were talking with a mixture of educators of a specific industry and leaders. I wanted to share my presentation in the written form / short version to get your opinion and ask you…. what are the attributes you think are key for a talented […]
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 […]
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 […]
Need to Stop Spinning in Circles?
What happens when everyone on the team starts spinning their wheels? When suddenly it feels like nothing is moving forward? Projects left, right and centre are stalling… incomplete or even at a standstill? The air in the lunch room seems stifled, there is little or no vibe going on. Everyone seems flat, despondent and dejected? […]
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 […]
Sea of Overwhelm
Firstly overwhelm is normal, you’re human and pretty much everyone experiences it in some way, shape or form. The thing is everyone has different skills, capabilities, perceptions and language they use for describing their ‘experience’ of it. Regardless of the perception, it’s the impact that is the problem, because it’s can be debilitating, slowing down […]