Are your values in overdrive or conflict? One of the very first jobs I had was a ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ kind of job. Totally unreal and still to this day one of my most favourite ever. In fact as I get a little older, it’s the one I look back at now […]
How Flexible are You and the Business?
Let’s talk adapting to flexible working arrangements. This could be a game changer for leading a team both in the short and over the long term. In the SMH recently, it quoted ‘from 9000 people working from home, when asked, whether they wanted to stay there? The very strong answer was: yes!’ Or, to at […]
How to be Courageous for Certain Conversations that Need to Happen
Are you needing to have a conversation with someone? It could be a business discussion or something personal. It’s on your mind. It’s been niggling, bugging you and you’ve been putting it off? Firstly – ask yourself why have you been putting it off? Is it that you think it’s going to be awkward, painful, […]
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 […]
Uncovering Your Team’s Potential
One family holiday we decided to brave it and all go snorkelling. It seemed like a fairly mammoth effort getting everyone kitted out in wetsuits, snorkels, and fins. In the back of my mind, kept thinking, this would just be easier to stay on the boat, enjoy the views and the sounds of the waves […]
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 […]
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, […]
Team Matters : Who’s In Your Bus?
This snapshot popped up on LinkedIn’s Daily Rundown recently: Australian hiring managers are struggling to find staff that fit in, with 78% admitting they’ve hired someone who isn’t good for team culture. The survey of 460 hiring managers showed the top issues with new staff were an inability to work collaboratively and lack of team […]