Communication Secrets of Remote Teams

Remote team working is here to stay! And, a number of challenges exist in remote team management such as interruption to work/home life, loneliness and technology glitches, however one of the biggest challenges is ensuring you have effective communications. To overcome this, new ways of working must be established through trust and shared commitment supported…

Why Everyone Should Have a Coach

Why Everyone Should Have a Coach By far the best investment in my career and business were my coaches. Why? There are so many reasons, however having a trusted advisor who is dedicated to empowering, helping and supporting you to be the best version of you is such a gift and a must have today.…

How to Build Trust

Trust is a very powerful word and there are many examples of trust in action! The bushfire crisis has highlighted incredible examples of community support and caring for each other: the Australian spirit coming to the forefront during a crisis built on a foundation of trust. Also, new levels of trust emerged with managing remote…

IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND FAKING IT

“People think that successful people don’t feel like frauds. The opposite is more likely to be true.” —MIKE CANNON-BROOKES, CEO OF ATLASSIAN This is from my book Just Rock It! I wrote this book for my teenage daughter and everyone else out there is needs a little courage and kindness to see their inner greatness.…

Rule #1 Leadership isn’t Easy

Rule #1 Leadership isn’t Easy Being a leader is so much harder than it looks. It’s not easy however it’s definitely worth it. This is why I am today so passionate about advising entrepreneurs, SME’s and leaders. I didn’t realise how important leadership was until I started working in a space where I was teaching…

Great Bosses Appreciate Others

Great Bosses Appreciate Others Last week I posted an article around Horrible Bosses, “People don’t leave bad jobs. They leave bad bosses.” More often than not, it’s not because they are underpaid, rather it’s because they feel undervalued and unappreciated. Once I was coaching someone and he said to me, “they get paid so that…

Are We Exhausted Leaders?

Are We Exhausted Leaders? Are we exhausted leaders? I think I am. However even though there are days we might feel like we don’t have this, we do. We have got this. Determination and perseverance are two critical leadership skills that every great leader must possess. But sometimes, no matter how much willpower and drive…

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life My daughter wakes me up at midnight last night saying she can’t sleep. I know she has a lot on her mind and she is worried about COVID as she has just started university in Melbourne and has come home to me to study from here. I…

Set Yourself Up for Success

‘Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.’ – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney Success. You might be feeling like success isn’t happening for you at present however let me explore how to think about success differently during this time. I know, this is…

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers Remote working (such as working from home) was already becoming a welcome trend in the workforce, but now it has become a necessity where possible. While some workers have already been working this way and are used to it, the current pandemic adds a new layer of…