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July 21, 2021

The 3 Annoying Causes of Broken Trust Damaging Your Teams and the Remedies

After observing and coaching teams, especially executive teams, for the last 25 years, I assert that there are only three root causes for the loss of trust.

July 14, 2021

One Bad Boss Behaviour Gives Two Timely Leadership Lessons

Over the last 25 years as an executive coach and leadership consultant, I’ve experienced many outstanding acts of leadership from my clients.  Acts that have made me swell with pride for them.  Acts that have demonstrated that they put their people before themselves. Acts that earned the trust and respect of their people. Imagine my […]

September 3, 2020

The Gift of Expressing Our Humanity

Photo by Hans Moerman on Unsplash After Mark sent his wife into care, he moved back to his parents, to the home he’d grown up in. Mark was in his late forties and had been his wife’s carer ever since she was confined to a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis. It was difficult for them both, […]

July 23, 2020

Taking Delegation for Granted Costs Too Much

I sat with Kelvin (name changed),  who’d started his own business a decade ago and now employs 30 staff. He’d weathered the pandemic lockdown and had restarted the business but was deeply concerned about a noticeable drop in productivity from people he knew could do better. “It seems like they’ve not realised we are back […]

June 4, 2020

Are Your Leaders Delegating Masterfully or Are They Rapidly Burning Money?

Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash Delegating tasks or projects to staff is a critical point where performance and productivity can suffer. How many times have you been frustrated by your people not completing tasks in the manner or time expected? How often have you had to ‘micro-manage’ people into getting the job done? How often has re-work […]

April 16, 2020

Are We Feeling Grief or Gratitude?

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash Recently, the euthanasia of our friend’s beloved dog tipped me into the heavy feeling I recognise as grief. I also knew this grief was not only about the dog. It was about everything else we are all experiencing. In that moment I had forgotten what I could, instead, be grateful for: The […]

March 26, 2020

Business Continuity and the Immediate Importance of Effective Delegation

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash Delegating tasks or projects has always been where cracks in execution can first appear. Delegation is a skill that many leaders learn too late, at great cost to the organisation in reduced quality of execution, rework, delays, budget blowouts and even catastrophic failure. Delegation models are usually only learned by the supervisor […]

March 19, 2020

CURE Thinking Will Help You Most, Especially Now

Photo by Mika Brandt on Unsplash You can test it in just a moment. As you know, the quality of our thinking determines the quality of our actions and influences our outcomes. What we pay attention to (in our thoughts) grows, directly in accordance with the quality of those thoughts. For instance, if we focus positively on managing […]

March 12, 2020

How Business Can Plan to Mitigate Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Diagram shows the relationship between the eight content items below This blog is designed to assist you, the business leader/owner, to mitigate the pandemic and be in the best position to thrive in the eventual recovery.   Remember, there will be a recovery! It’s based on my own experience in emergency management in the military and […]

March 5, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Your Best Pathway

Virus image from CDC site Maybe you’re panicking, maybe you’re not. I know some people in Perth, Western Australia, who have ‘prepped’ already for their worst nightmare.  They bought thousands of dollars’ worth of non-perishable food, water and toilet paper. If you’re old and have an underlying medical condition, especially a reduced immune system, then […]

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