12 Nov 2021

Leadership Quotes - John Quincy Adams - If Your Actions Inspire Others
Great leaders inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. A wonderful quote! John Quincy Adams was onto something - almost out of touch with the time and well before his contemporaries in society. True leaders give their teams the opportunity to:🔹 dream big and fulfil goals - both their and the business,🔹 take opportunities to learn and grow - and provide opport...

10 Nov 2021

The 7 Questions To Ask When Hiring An Executive Coach
Building a relationship with an executive coach is all about trust. Trust in their expertise, trust in their ability to tailor their knowledge / content to you, trust in their ability to help you achieve results. When choosing an executive coach to work with, you want to make sure that you are going to get results! In an unregulated industry, it is very easy to get caught up in the h...

09 Nov 2021

Want to know How to avoid working for an Incompetent Leader?
Can you avoid hiring an incompetent leader? 🤔 While the term 'incompetent' sounds harsh, the reality is that poor leadership is a root cause of poor performance and culture within teams and businesses - and the behaviour that causes it is often overlooked until too late. The costs of hiring a leader that is more focussed on self, doesn't achieve outcomes and creates negativity are en...

08 Nov 2021

How Do You Spot An Incompetent Leader?
How do you spot an incompetent leader before you work for one? Or worse, before your promote one to wreak havoc on your business? 🤷‍♂️ So many of us have worked for a poor leader in the past (and I sympathise with those working for a poor leader now) - but how can you spot a poor / incompetent leader before you work for one? As written in the HBR Article 'How To Spot An Incompetent...

01 Nov 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Exoneration
They say that 'the standard you walk past is the standard you accept'. The principle that follows is that you shouldn't walk past a poor standard (in your business, your team, your life) - you should take responsibility for it and do something about it. What is Exoneration in the AIR / BLEEDS model? It is exactly the opposite. It is becoming aware of behaviour or task that isn't at th...

29 Oct 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Excuses
🤷‍♂️ Are you an excuse maker? Is your leadership hampered by the excuses you make? Do you have an excuse maker in your team?Are you told supposedly 'legitimate reasons' for things not getting done, but they just sound like excuses? 🤔 Do you challenge them? Or do you hear them and look like you accept them - only to be annoyed that you 'swallowed' the excuse later? ? Excuses are th...

24 Oct 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Blame
Do you work (or have you worked) for a 'blamer'? Does blame tarnish your leadership ability?Few behaviours look as bad for a leader or manager as blame. It can be detrimental to the team, and to our own credibility - yet for many, it can be a default behaviour under pressure and stress. Blame is one of the 6 inefficient or ineffective behaviours of the AIR/ BLEEDS model that leaders c...

22 Oct 2021

Diploma of Leadership and Management - Lead & Manage Team Effectiveness
Well we timed that badly, didn't we? 😂 First day of 'freedom' in Melbourne and we planned day 1 of our new Diploma of Leadership and Management cohort! Despite the desire (and request) for margaritas before lunch (which I might add seems like a great way to facilitate a Diploma program 😀 ) we kicked off the new program with a bang, starting with the workshop 'Lead and Manage Team Effe...

15 Oct 2021

Brene Brown - Trust is not built by big sweeping moments
Building trust is an essential part of leading a team, and being part of a team. But have you ever thought:🔹 What does it take to build trust with me?🔹 What does it take to break my trust?, andProbably most important with teams🔹 What does it take - what would you have to do - to rebuild my trust? I love this quote from Brene Brown. Trust isn't built in the big, sweeping gestures or in...

11 Oct 2021

AIRBLEEDS - Personal Responsibility and Productivity Model
We do love a model at IMLD - and this is one of our favourites! The AIR / BLEEDS model - focussing on your personal responsibility and your ability to hold others to account - accountability. This is often an area of weakness for leaders (particularly new leaders), needing to maintain the standards for others as well as themselves. The AIR / BLEEDS model provides an insight into where...
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