20 Dec 2019

Working with a large variety of teams under development has reminded me of one small but crucial detail when working with teams – all teams all different. Different people, different standards, different behaviour, different cultural norms.This was highlighted with Jake on the weekend at the beach. While we were happy to let Jake frolic on the dog beach, other dog owners were not. While ...

10 Dec 2019

Will your leadership be at its best today? I know it is late in the year and you are probably looking forward to a rest across the holidays - but there is still work to be done and teams to manage and lead. Take a moment to focus and to bring your best - what part of the strategy are you implementing? How will you speak to bring out the best in you and the people around you? What goals w...

06 Dec 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 7
Lesson 7: Learn the things you shouldn't do in the team. There are many disadvantages to running your own business, but one advantage is being able to work the way you want; particularly when the subject of this blog is asleep at my feet. Lesson 7 follows on from Lessons 1, 5 and 6, and relates to behaviour that is not accepted by the team. As Jake has developed from a puppy in our house...

04 Dec 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. That can be said for Tori Paterson, a whiz of a recruiter who has provided some of my clients with some fantastic staff. It was great to share the CheckPoint results with her, as well as see the changes that s...

02 Dec 2019

Leadership is not a birthright and it is not something passed from one family or generation to the other. Leadership is both a responsibility and a reward - most importantly it is a choice. Importantly, leadership can be learned, improved and worked upon like any other business skill or behaviour. One key to improvement is knowing where you skills - your strengths and your developm...