5 Leadership acts of kindness
Jun03

5 Leadership acts of kindness

Being kind comes naturally. It’s in our human nature to want good things for others, to want others to be happy, to succeed and prosper. As a leader right now in this global pandemic and unrest, it’s a necessity to let that natural kindness come to the forefront of how we show up as leaders. We are not always aware of what others are feeling good about or what they are struggling with. Here are 5 powerful leadership acts...

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Trust impacts the bottom line
Apr24

Trust impacts the bottom line

Sarah was frustrated. She had noticed that her team members often seemed dismissive about the importance of her work. Why are they not interested in my work? Does what I do not matter? Sarah felt angry, defensive and helpless, which made things even worse. Subsequently she didn’t want to work with them and started to avoid them, which impacted communication and team spirit even further. The disconnect between her and most of her...

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7 Tips for steering your Team through the unexpected
Mar13

7 Tips for steering your Team through the unexpected

Smooth sailing is rare – we are always surrounded by some degree of change. But at times it’s more choppy than usual; more uncertain than the norm. Leading your team well in those circumstances is more important than ever. Team members may feel worried, angry or frustrated and not perform to their best. So what can you do when you find yourself in turbulent times? Here are some practical solutions, which you can adapt to your specific...

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Work/life balance or not?
Mar06

Work/life balance or not?

Christine wanted to encourage her team’s work/life balance, so she kept telling her team members to not work too late, but instead go home at the end of the working day and spend time with friends, family and on hobbies. The team members were really pleased, they had a very positive reaction to this message and responded by leaving the office shortly after 5 most days. However, after about a week, they noticed that they had received...

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7 powerful steps to a Team Charter that sets your team up for success in 2020
Jan24

7 powerful steps to a Team Charter that sets your team up for success in 2020

Ask yourself: what can we do as a team to make 2020 our best year yet? Getting a team to work well together doesn’t happen by chance. It requires intention, commitment and a focus on both structure/task and behavioural habits. The start of the year is a great time to stop for a moment with your team and discuss: “How do we best work together to best achieve our goals, and make this a truly great place to work? How can we...

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A story of ownership
Jul15

A story of ownership

We found this short story. We’re not sure who wrote it, but it’s pretty brilliant so we thought we’d share it with you. There are four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody...

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