04 Feb 2021

Leadership is all about Team Trust and Performance
Team trust and performance. For a team to perform at a high level, the team needs to trust the leader as much as the leader trusts the team. A break down on either side of this trust equation results in poorer performance. High Performing businesses have developed a strong sense of trust between leader and team - a truly symbiotic relationship - which drives performance. Leaders Role ...

25 May 2020

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Your team will have changed dramatically in the last 8 weeks - beyond schooling arrangements and the comfort / discomfort of working from home or the hours worked. Don't assume that the team you had going into isolation will behave the same as the team coming out of isolation. Your team members may have a very different relationship with: ๐Ÿ”นYou - as both leader, mentor, pe...

23 Apr 2020

Despite the difficulties that COVID19 has brought to countries and economies and families, there is still a lot to be grateful for. Health and emergency services workers, Defence personnel and businesses staying open above and beyond normal hours to provide essential services for those in need. In our world, we are also grateful for those business owners, CEOs and Managers that we are wo...

27 Mar 2020

https://vimeo.com/393376940 Don't less physical isolation be the excuse for putting off a conversation - they will be much harder down the road and take a much greater toll - on you and the person that is 'drifting'. No one likes big, difficult conversations with team members or family. To avoid them, focus on the little conversations - the ones where you know behaviour has move...

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...

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...

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...

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...

24 Jul 2019

High Performance Team workshop 2019 - Office Choice
One of the best parts of working in the leadership / team /culture space is that I get to work with some truly dedicated people seeking to make a positive change for their business. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the senior leadership team at Office Choice Ltd this week for the High Performance Teams workshop. These guys already perform at a strong level and...