Author Archives: Genevieve Matthews

The 4 Key Needs to Meet for Teams Working Remotely

Hi, it’s Genevieve from the Art of Extraordinary, how are you today? Thought I’d share four key needs that you must be meeting for each and every one of your team members now, if you’ve gone remote. Am outside to enjoy a little moment of fresh air and taking a break, because it’s really important…

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The Core Discipline required to Create rather than Consume

Talking to a lot of leaders lately and there is a lot uncertainty, a lot of doubt, overwhelm, people getting distracted, and a real sense of uncertainty. A feeling of doubt around trusting one’s own capabilities. It’s leaders saying, “I’m not sure if I’m making the right decision here.” And it’s the consumption of everything…

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3 Shifts for Leading Self, Team, Business and Clients

How to lead yourself, your team, the business and clients through this. The world’s been turned on its head, and business as we’ve known it up until now has changed forever. So has leadership. You see, as a leader there are 4 challenges you face: 1. There is a great climate of fear and the…

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Decoding Tips from Pip – Webinar #1

Decoding today’s Tourism Australia first webinar. Phillipa Harrison shared TA’s status, what they are doing, her thoughts and activities they are undertaking to steer Tourism Australia and the industry through this very challenging time. Join Genevieve Matthews, as she shares insights, tips and ideas for you, your team and business navigating the journey through COVID-19…

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How to Get Your Team to Change Gears?

Am typing this whilst sitting in the car between races at the kid’s sports carnival. It’s quite fascinating to watch. There are some kids that run fast, very fast and then there is those ‘middle of the pack kids’, running hard and then we have a few that are at the back of the pack…plodding…

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The 5 Attributes of a Talented Team Member

  Recently invited to speak at an industry educators forum, where we were talking with a mixture of educators of a specific industry and leaders. I wanted to share my presentation in the written form / short version to get your opinion and ask you…. what are the attributes you think are key for a…

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What to Do when your Confidence seems to have Got Up and Gone!

Do you ever have those days when you simply want to roll back over and not get out of bed? When it all feels too much or all too hard. Intellectually, you know it’s not. Physically it’s still possible. But emotionally, the tank is empty and you feel like your confidence has got up and…

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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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