How to have Courageous Conversations

How to have Courageous Conversations Difficult people do exist at work.  Difficult people come in every variety and no workplace is without them.  How difficult you find that person to deal with depends on your self-esteem, your self-confidence and your professional courage.  Dealing with difficult people is easier when the person is just generally obnoxious…

Great Leadership Teams “Optimise Collaboration”

How would you cope as an astronaut in space when you are on the way to the moon and a disaster occurs? This is about the most extreme working situation you can imagine where the collaboration model is being highly stress tested. Current circumstances are certainly testing the collaboration model in many ways of course,…

Great Leaders are Great Communicators

Communicate to Lead Does this sound familiar? You receive a text message: HOW R U? Your response out of a range of possibilities: somewhere between GR8 and NC! So in the latter case, how many text messages do you think might follow – more than 1, 2 or 3 to get to know the real…

Empathetic Leaders Needed!

Empathetic Leaders Needed! It’s been rough at work, your workmate is struggling, they have financial pressures, less work and they are home schooling their kids who constantly interrupt zoom meetings! Your response, I hear you! Does this really display empathy to your struggling workmate? NO WAY! Empathy is so important today and, it is essential…

The 3 Bs?

The 3 Bs? The 3Bs? You may be wondering, however now that I have kept you in suspense, here it is………………..Blind Spots, Behaviour and Business! So, how do we eliminate blind spots that results in poor behaviour and create successful business outcomes?  You may have heard of the story where the car owner took out…

WANTED: LEADERS for a CHANGE!

Throughout time, individuals have created change in significant ways, for example Mahatma Gandhi, a leader who brought justice and harmony between people of all faiths. Right now, with the challenges we are facing in Australia and globally with the economy, jobs, sustainability etc., you have an opportunity to make a difference, if you view this…

Courage under Being Fired

I was fired once. At the time everyone around me were a lot more worried and shocked than I was. It wasn’t the right fit. It actually pathed the way to what I am doing and why we love working in career transition and coaching to help others navigate a pretty shitty time and be…

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team It’s R U OK Day. A day we are truly passionate about. People and people in teams create outcomes. Simple as a statement, complex in execution! Do you know how your team is performing and if so, how do you measure it, especially under stress? Do you know…

Is the Human Element the Missing Link in Business Performance?

Are you putting profit over people? Have you noticed your business performance business slipping? Even though the latest technology is being used, employees (and yourself) are working harder than ever before and new products are being launched, profits are down and cracks are appearing in the previously strong business foundation. What’s missing behind all the…