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Consciously taking our learnings forward

As we end the year, I like to reflect on past successes and challenges – to learn from them and take this wisdom forwards.  I do 2 things – firstly I create a visual diagram (as below) which helps me to focus and organise my thinking.  My ‘big’ learnings usually cost me emotionally as I Read the full article…

Teams – a National Obsession

I was at a women’s VFL football match a few weeks ago – the last round of the year.  The Team I was following had no chance of making the top 4 for a finals berth – their season was all but over.  My daughter has played with her team for nearly 10 years, having Read the full article…

Mentoring … a Shining Light

  I had an energising mentoring session this week with a CEO whom I have worked with for a number of years – with challenging thinking for us both around organisations they partner with.  It was an intense hour and a half, during which we shone light on 2 or 3 key issues to be Read the full article…

Ants – the ultimate team players?

Out on my early morning walk recently, I was fascinated to discover a small army of green ants   dragging dinner,  a piece of a large dead earth worm, up a tree – straight up, vertically – no mean effort. The first “wow” moment was the size differential between the worm and the ants – the Read the full article…

Pulling Together in Teams

Most of us work in teams, sometimes multiple teams, both within our workplace and across other organisations.  When things go smoothly, we tend not to notice – but when the team is not working well, it causes all sorts of problems. From my experience, effective teams comprise Team Members who have real clarity about what Read the full article…

Are you leading or managing?

This is a question that I frequently ask leadership training participants and those I mentor.  The responses are always geared towards people spending a much higher percentage of their time in management rather than leadership (including CEO’s, which sometimes surprises me).  There is no ideal formula, rather I suggest knowing how you are spending your Read the full article…

Is your vision a beacon?

Your organisation’s Vision is a beacon, encouraging others to follow.  Not to be confused with goals or values, it represents your organisation’s unique destination. A lighthouse reminds me in many ways of an organisation’s Vision – it needs to stand out, be clearly seen in all conditions and draw the eye towards it.  It becomes Read the full article…