Worried That Your Career Has Stalled and You Don’t Know Why? This Simple Fix Could Change That.

You can listen by clicking here Have you ever felt that from the outside your career is going along well, you’re meeting your objectives, you’re efficient at getting things done, you’re able to achieve tasks on time that others can’t, but for some reason, you feel like you’re being overlooked, like you career has stalled yet…

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How To Stop Feeling Like An Impostor – Today

You can listen by clicking here Congratulations on getting the new role that you’ve worked so hard for. All that extra effort, taking on more, the long hours have paid off but why is it feeling like a hollow victory? Why aren’t you feeling confident and why have you been holding back with all those ideas…

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There’s No Such Thing as A Leadership Team

Most Leadership Teams are not leading and being accountable for the totality of the business. They are a group of operational heads who only have a vested interest in their own function, expecting that some higher authority (the CEO, and the only one truly accountable for the whole business) will pick up the pieces and…

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Earning The Right To Lead Others

I’m sorry to say your team today won’t follow you just because you are their boss; authority alone won’t earn you any long term right for others to follow you. Today, we are in a world where the team can sack the coach (leader). They can subtly withdraw, “go on strike” and fail to fire…

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The Truth About Incentives

Imagine the scene - you’re in a meeting discussing how to get better performance from your workgroup, sports team or employees…. AGAIN. You’ve tried recruiting over priced ‘talent’ and you’ve invested in training interventions but both are expensive and neither lives up to the promise. What about incentives? Some funky innovation fund or new structured...
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Why Measuring Engagement is Too Late

Every major organisation today in some way measures employee engagement. We know that engagement is important, it leads to greater satisfaction for the individual, a better experience for customers and greater productivity for the business. I don’t think that anyone would debate that engagement is not critical to success. The 2013 Gallup Engagement Survey collected…

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Judging Others, How You Lose

For hundreds of years we’ve been told that we shouldn’t judge others. From sage philosophers, religious manuscripts, through to business leaders have been advising us that we should reconsider when the opportunity to judge arises. We have been offered wide and varied reasons from; we’re not perfect ourselves, it’s dis-respectful, do unto others, we may…

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Are You Ignoring Your Best Performers?

It’s too easy to get caught in solving immediate problems and providing oil to the squeaky wheel with the fast pace of business today. I understand as a manager you need to watch the numbers, manage relationships, deal with the problem children, plus keep peers, customers and the bottom line happy. Probably the last thing…

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The 3 Greatest Myths About Teams

Over the past few years, teams have become critically important to the success of business and sport. With that importance we’re seeing an increased focus on the understanding and development of teams and the individuals within them. In some ways, sport is way ahead in understanding the practices of high performance but their approach can…

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The Dark Side of Optimism

For many years we have been hearing how optimistic people are more successful than pessimists. Research has shown that they live longer, are more content and are better employees. This has borne a wave of Happiness Indexes, Strengths Based Approaches and Positive Psychology, all of which are incredibly valuable approaches to assessing and developing people….

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Sacked Doorman – UPDATE

Last week I wrote a post on what we could learn from being too nice and how it could impact our relationships and performance. The story was focused around Ralph Body who was a doorman at an exclusive New York apartment block. He was sacked for being too nice to the tenants in his block….

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