‘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 […]
What To Do When Your Motivation Takes a Dive!
A common question cropping up lately is “How do I stay freakin’ motivated? You know that feeling when it’s all too much. Maybe it’s a ‘not want to get out of bed thing’, or an ‘I can’t be bothered thing’ or the ‘everywhere I look are jobs to do, it’s never-ending’. Those 1000 things on […]
Is it Time to Get Creative with the Way You’re Communicating?
It never ceases to amaze me how unique yet similar humans. Not to mention how we can tend to bunch everyone together as if they’re the same, yet then be so surprised when there are raging obvious differences. Every Monday I volunteer at Art Class, helping out our amazing Artist in Residence, who is sharing […]
How to Recognise When You & the Team Are Out of Tune?
How to recognise when you & the team are out of tune? In the words of George Bernard Shaw “In the right key, one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing. The only delicate part is the establishment of the key.” This morning a frustrated General Manager shared “I’ve had to send a team […]
Overcoming Presenting Nerves and Doubt
Did you know a crazy large percentage of people would love to be in their own coffin rather than giving a eulogy at a funeral? Morbid I know, but so many people HATE public speaking with a passion. Are you one of those, or are you kind of like neither here nor there, have you […]
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 […]
Are Your Habits & Routines Working For You?
The other night on the way home from a long day at work, I realised (yes a smack over the head/lightbulb moment), that I had created a routine with a particular habit, that whilst it was completely good for me on one hand, on the other hand, it wasn’t and here’s why. For years now, […]
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 […]
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 […]