Author Archives: Genevieve

Why It’s Crucial to Surround Yourself with Quality People

Business leadership can be a lonely place. It’s often something that is not even spoken about or acknowledged. Many would not even like to admit to loneliness. Maybe suffering in silence is easier. There could be 100 reasons not to share. Too busy to stop and talk. Who wants to listen? They’ve got their own…

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One of the Greatest Leadership Mistakes to Avoid: The Cookie-Cutter Approach

  Eleven people sat around the table. All part of a common cause, united as one team, a few similar in character, very different in looks, speaking multiple different languages and completely unique in personality. So running team meetings and wanting to best communicate with each of these individuals to hit their buttons was a…

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4 Steps for Being your Best Self in Business

Bula! Do you love holidays as much as I do? Sand between the toes, skiing down mountains, getting that special massage, eating out and watching amazing sunsets….! As a parent and owner of my own business, rather than view them as holidays, they’re more like a change of scenery. I realised that very early on…

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What to Do When You’ve Decided Enough is Enough!

In the last 10 days several incredible women I know, have stood up for themselves and said it’s time. Time to make a move. Leaving leadership roles they have been in and loved. Yet because of up-line difficulties and challenges, have decided it’s time to move on. People challenges are normal (we’re all human after…

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Is Your Thinking Helping, Hindering or Harming the Team?

Have you ever heard the expression or been told ‘Stop being so black and white’ It has nothing to do with the colour of skin and everything to do with a person’s level of thinking. Someone who is black and white can usually only see things from one perspective. In some job roles and areas…

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Different Ways to Play the Game of Business a Little Better

  What happens when you have one of those days? You know those days when it all seems too much. You can’t see the forest nor the trees. It feels all too hard. The to-do list is massive. And you barely feel like you’re making a dent in it at all. You’re human and you…

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What type of “Fixer” are you in Business?

Curious, when you hurt yourself or if you’re experiencing pain …how do you react? Are you more of the “Ignore It” type – you ignore the pain and get on with it? Are you the “Band-Aid” type – you throw a band-aid or bandage on it and hope for the best? Or are you the…

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Dealing with the Peaks & Valleys of Being in Business

Having re-launched The Art of Extraordinary™ recently, I liken it to mountain climbing. Have you ever been mountain climbing? I first went when I was just 18. Living in Europe, in the south of Germany near Munich, we were so close to the Alps. I could see them from my attic window and it was…

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Ever Find Yourself Caught Up in the To-Do List Forgetting the Most Important Thing?

Let’s take a moment to focus on who we are, not what we do. A while back I had the weirdest experience. Had a marvellous few days away from the office. It was great, out meeting new people, helping them work on building better teams and growing their businesses. It was an intense and explorative…

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Finding Yourself Running on Empty Lately?

Operating on an empty tank, no juice left? Did you know one of the most common problems for women in leadership is they are smashed, burnt out and so drained from being all things to everyone else? They’re pretty awesome at giving out all their energy to others, looking after team, family, friends, relatives….. yet,…

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Why Kicking Goals as a Team takes Practice

Soccer season is over. It was 20 years since I’d played competitively. We made it all the way to the grand final. Quite an achievement for us all. Some games during the season we played like women possessed, passing, lots of great fancy moves and phenomenal teamwork – goals scored – games won. Then during…

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3 Quick Steps to Clearing the Chaos and Creating Clarity

  Too much on your mind? Being pulled from pillar to post? It can look and feel a bit like chaos. When you’re leading a team, growing a business, looking after customers and clients, it can be very busy being all things to everyone. Except for the one person that matters the most. Because you’re…

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The Truth about Magic Pills and Overnight Success

‘No Pain No Gain’… It’s an old adage, that has been around forever, used often by PT’s as they flog you hard or those of us sports fanatics who feel like unless there is some kind of ‘pain’ involved we haven’t done a workout. For me, business does equate to pain. There is no such…

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How to be Courageous for Certain Conversations that Need to Happen

Are you needing to have a conversation with someone? It could be a business discussion or something personal. It’s on your mind. It’s been niggling, bugging you and you’ve been putting it off? Firstly – ask yourself why have you been putting it off? Is it that you think it’s going to be awkward, painful,…

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What To Do When Your Motivation Takes a Dive!

A common question cropping up lately is “How do I stay freakin’ motivated? You know that feeling when it’s all too much. Maybe it’s a ‘not want to get out of bed thing’, or an ‘I can’t be bothered thing’ or the ‘everywhere I look are jobs to do, it’s never-ending’. Those 1000 things on…

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Is it Time to Get Creative with the Way You’re Communicating?

It never ceases to amaze me how unique yet similar humans. Not to mention how we can tend to bunch everyone together as if they’re the same, yet then be so surprised when there are raging obvious differences. Every Monday I volunteer at Art Class, helping out our amazing Artist in Residence, who is sharing…

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Uncovering Your Team’s Potential

One family holiday we decided to brave it and all go snorkelling. It seemed like a fairly mammoth effort getting everyone kitted out in wetsuits, snorkels, and fins. In the back of my mind, kept thinking, this would just be easier to stay on the boat, enjoy the views and the sounds of the waves…

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Is it Time to Refresh or Reset Your Boundaries?

Imagine if you built a new house. You created this gorgeous home, yours. Tell me… Would you build a fence? Would you create a garden path? Would you make sure the house had a front door on it? Or would you leave your house open… for anyone to walk in, YELL and SCREAM, make a…

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How to Recognise When You & the Team Are Out of Tune?

How to recognise when you & the team are out of tune? In the words of George Bernard Shaw “In the right key, one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing. The only delicate part is the establishment of the key.” This morning a frustrated General Manager shared “I’ve had to send a team…

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Sea of Overwhelm

Firstly overwhelm is normal, you’re human and pretty much everyone experiences it in some way, shape or form. The thing is everyone has different skills, capabilities, perceptions and language they use for describing their ‘experience’ of it. Regardless of the perception, it’s the impact that is the problem, because it’s can be debilitating, slowing down…

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