Are you a responsive leader?

Are you a responsive leader? I used to hate it when I’d make a suggestion or recommendation to my team leader and have no reply or acknowledgment at all.  Without the feedback, I felt as though my suggestions were worthless (which I knew they weren’t.) I soon learnt not to bother offering ideas for change…

Are leaders too hard on themselves?

Now that the importance of the leadership role has been recognized, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to perform.   Sometimes it seems that organizations are expecting superhuman efforts from our leaders with the result that, if something goes wrong, leaders assume the blame. I’ve seen leaders put themselves under enormous pressure to be…

10 Ways to Be an Authentic Leader + Infograhic

To truly build a sustainable team, leaders must strive to not only be effective, but authentic leader as well. Jumping onto the latest management philosophy without truly buying into it is a sure way to lose credibility, so careful and conscientious mindfulness is the key to any worthwhile team management plan. Team members can smell…

3 Steps to Motivating Your Organisation’s Key Employees with Blue Ocean Leadership

One of the top challenges of leading change in your organization as you leave the “bloody waters” of direct competition to create new markets and demand in the open spaces of “blue ocean”, is getting your people to “opt-in” and “buy” your leadership. Motivating your employees to reach their full potential and give their best…

10 Tips for Confident Leaders

Being a leader can take a lot of courage and putting yourself out there. You’re not only expected to produce an extraordinary outcome, but take a diverse group of people along with you. On top of that, your team is also expected to perform and produce, and work closely and collaboratively. Your team members rely…

How your emotions affect others

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been happy or content and someone walks in; a work colleague, your partner, a friend, and they’re just plain angry or upset? The lovely emotions you were surrounded by are gone and you start to feel a little angry or upset for them? Or even with…

Keeping our Workmates Safe…!

What would be your last word? Recently, I spoke at a breakfast in front of 12 leaders as well as on a Rail Project in front of 140 staff in Brisbane on Keeping our Workmates safe and understanding safety and the brain. We all learnt some powerful insights into how our brains function and how…

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity One of the techniques we draw on in our leadership courses is strengths-based training. This is a technique that I love because it is focused clearly on the positives. Often, when something stops working in an organisation, people start looking for what is going wrong. With strengths based training we…

10 Ways to Engage Your Team

10 Ways to Engage Your Team and (more importantly) keep them engaged! “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things…

How to help your Team Learn

Leaders should never stop learning. They should never stop teaching, coaching and mentoring others. I love that about what we do. Why? We help leaders learn to be the best they can be. How? By doing. We might teach, coach, mentor, facilitate and educate – but we also show them, make them practice, have discussions…