25 Nov 2019

Great leaders are great simplifiers. What can you take control of this morning to make life simpler for the people around? Mondays can be a mad rush - planning and tasks to complete, meeting to attend and people to see. What can you do this morning (what can you add, take away, explain without jargon) that will make life for your team easier this week? That one thing can make the world o...

22 Nov 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 6
Leadership Lesson 6 - Trust is built over months, not seconds It took me quite a while to realise this, but the relationship between a dog and its owner is all about trust. There are certain things that I expect Jake to do, and there are certain things that he expects of me. When those expectations are met and not broken, we have started to build trust. For me, trust is a fairly simple t...

18 Nov 2019

More specifically, how do you motivate your team that's perhaps performing at a six out of 10 and work with them so they can perform at an eight, nine, or 10 out of ten?  I had the opportunity to watch a CEO recently seeking to motivate her team. It didn’t go well. She pulled up a video on her phone  -  it was of her grandson saying, "Go, go, go!" It was cute. For her, it wa...

14 Nov 2019

Lesson 5 - Consistency is crucial to trust and understanding. As you may have gathered with previous posts, having Jake in our house has been a learning experience. One of the greatest areas of learning has been in the art of consistency across all members of the family. Like most dog owners, we wanted Jake to be able to sit on command; when he is on the lead and at the side of the road...

12 Nov 2019

Ali Butt, EduCo Global Testimonial
Wednesday is all about gratitude - for the opportunity to work in a field I love, with clients that have the same passion for leadership, team and culture development that I do. I have worked with EduCo for a number of years executive coaching as well as completing workshops with their aspiring leaders and managers. Thank you Ali for your kind words - it has been a pleasure to work...

07 Nov 2019

Learning On the Lead Lesson 4
Lesson 4: Greet your team members like you are meeting them for the first time every day. This lesson sounds over the top and cheesy, but give me the opportunity to explain. I am sure that you have seen dogs like Jake before; as soon as I get home there is a huge wag of the tail, more jumping than I would like, and a desperate need to be patted. There is no doubt in my mind that he...

06 Nov 2019

Wednesday is all about gratitude - for the opportunity to work in a field I love, with clients that have the same passion for leadership, team and culture development that I do. The team at People Equity are a joy to work with - Gabby Symons and Nicola Crocco are taking their team and performance to new heights (and yes, I love a flight / Air Force analogy!) Thank you for your kind...

05 Nov 2019

Jenn Donovan Podcast - How to Hire Right with Michael Peiniger
I had the chance last week to sit down with Jenn Donovan from Social Media and Marketing Australia to discuss 'How to Hire Right' as we approach this holiday season. If you are a small business owner and you haven't heard Jenn's podcast before - do your self a favour and take a listen as some of her previous podcast episodes. there is some absolute gold there for small business owners...