Congratulations! You are leading a difficult team remotely.

Here’s the good news! You’ve just been promoted to a manager role. Congratulations! Now here’s the not so good news. All staff are working remotely and, many of them are difficult! So, what do you do? Still want the role, or say no thanks and shoot yourself in the foot with your future career? Or,…

What Drives You?

Who is freakin exhausted? I know many of us are feeling a little shattered by 2020 (I am!) and I wanted to share some great insights into how to stay driven and focused. The best leaders and managers influence drive (and don’t forget courage and kindness)! I am focusing on the below BIG TIME for…

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…

Become a Leader for the Future of Work

Become a Leader for the Future of Work At this point in time, we are facing huge issues globally – a fragile economy, pandemic and business recovery and the need to reinvent work, to name a few. Brilliant, courageous leadership is required now to reimagine the nature of our work, understand the way we engage with…

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…

R-e-b-u-i-l-d-i-n-g a Culture Remotely

R-e-b-u-i-l-d-i-n-g a Culture Remotely As a remote team member, when was the last time your manager did a culture check-in? In times of intense pressure, sometimes culture is pushed to the bottom of the barrel, however “Culture is not and never should be a Dirty Word.” With the acceleration of remote work, some managers may…

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…