When teams are like musketeers
Feb18

When teams are like musketeers

There is no room for “going it alone” in teams - unless everyone works together, the team will lose out in every way, individually and collectively. Successful teams have real team spirit. The ethos of team spirit was wonderfully depicted by Alexandre Dumas’ timeless story of The Three Musketeers. The musketeers’ motto “All for one and one for all” is as relevant today as it was when the book was written back in the 1800’s. They had...

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Embrace the differences
Feb12

Embrace the differences

How to work effectively with people who are different to you Beach Huts on Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When people are different from each other, it can at first seem really hard to get off to great teamwork and collaboration. But don’t let being different put you off – because if you are willing to make it work, you can start to build a very powerful partnership; one that is healthy, creative and successful....

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Janet Yellen – first woman US Treasury Secretary – a leader with impact
Feb04

Janet Yellen – first woman US Treasury Secretary – a leader with impact

We were honoured, and a bit awestruck too, to be part of this line-up of keynote speakers at the Institute for Supply Management's global conference in Texas a couple of years ago. Both Carly Fiorina (former US presidential candidate and CEO of HP) and Dr Janet L Yellen are well-known leaders in their field and need little introduction.  They were both inspiring to see in action at the conference and we follow their careers with...

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The game you never want to play + more in the February issue of IMPACT
Feb03

The game you never want to play + more in the February issue of IMPACT

Welcome to the February issue of impact! January is already in the rear mirror and the spring is around the corner for us who live in the northern hemisphere, which is always a great feeling. This month we turn our attention to how we can work successfully with people who are different to ourselves, the 'game' to avoid at work and why the ethos of Alexandre Dumas' musketeers is at the heart of collaboration at work. We also share...

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Stop being so busy!
Jan19

Stop being so busy!

There is a 'work/society epidemic' that the world is suffering from, and it is called the 'busy bug'. Do you have it? Check this out. In the course of a normal day we will ask people “How are you?” How many times do you hear the answer “I am so busy!” in response to that? What are we all so busy doing? Do we really need to be that busy? We have to regularly stop and ask ourselves that question. Life can feel like we are on a hamster...

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4 Top Tips to raise your say:do ratio
Jan14

4 Top Tips to raise your say:do ratio

Talk is cheap, behaviours are priceless. Raise your impact in 2021 by ramping up your ‘say:do’ ratio. With more people spending time working in the virtual world either ‘working from home or living at work’, our say:do ratio is extremely important. It is time to raise our game with this critical behaviour. We can all say things that sound amazing, encouraging, ground-breaking and insightful. But without follow-through and true...

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