Tag Archives: leadership capability

All Conversations Count

When it comes to people’s problems, are you nipping things in the bud? Sitting and contemplating, or sweeping them under the carpet? Ignoring them and praying either the situation will sort itself out, they’ll sort themselves out, or people will grow up and get over it, move on, and forget about it? I’ve heard all…

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The Top 10 Tendencies Obstructing Human High Performance

Recently delivered several workshops on this topic, and we discussed specifically the Top 10 Tendencies that are obstructing human high performance. Particularly impacting workplace culture, routines and habits, communication, competitiveness, adherence to process/rules and so much more. Each team that participated was fortunate enough to be in the ‘Pro-Team’ category (a 7-8/10), already a professional…

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Aligning the Individual & Business Growth Journey

We are humans, not robots. Effective thinking is critical for business leadership. For leading self, others and the business. Our businesses have evolved and adapted over the last 3 years, in many different ways, shapes and forms. Especially in tourism, and depending on location, size and so many variables. What we may find ourselves needing…

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Customer Health Check-Up

In my work with tourism businesses lately, we’ve been exploring ALL things customer journey. Are you familiar with your customer’s journey? Have you mapped it recently, taken time to dive in and explore deeply where the customer is at? What their deepest frustrations, fears, wants and aspirations are? Or have you continued to keep selling…

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Learning to Delegate

Delegation doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. If you had parental influence anything like mine, the mantras were “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well” and “If you want a job done well, do it yourself”. Yes literally, that’s what I grew up with. I watched my Dad, an amazingly hard working man,…

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Stop Avoiding Difficult Conversations

In your tourism business you might manage a team, lead the business, need to talk to superiors, work with clients, or at home with a partner, or dealing with children, these types of conversations are around us all day long. Are you needing to have a conversation with someone? It could be a business discussion…

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Managing the Whelm

How good are you at doing the ‘Whelm’? My client Sally has been great at it lately. It’s the feeling when it’s all too much, when the to-do list has gotten so big, it’s beyond unmanageable. We call it the Whelm. It starts to take over everything and impacts sleep, focus, energy and productivity. Think…

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Focus is a Super Power

Do you have this superpower at your fingertips? Ever have days when you wish you could shut the door, turn off all the surrounding noise, people, and commitments, and REALLY focus? I can. It’s one of my superpowers. One I use a LOT. Here’s why. I get stuff done when I’m super focused. It’s faster…

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3 Ways to Re-gain Momentum

  Jane and her team were a little stuck in their business. They were stuck being very operational. Caught up in the day-to-day. Their pace was hectic, they were going fast and they were actually great at doing it. However, they weren’t actually loving who they were being and weren’t able to focus on what…

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Different Learning Styles

  Have you ever stopped to consider how you best learn? Recently undertaking an 8 week pottery course, really shone a new light onto this very topic for me. Whilst I’m used to it in the business sense, this course was a classic reminder of how we are all different. Of the 5 in our…

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Team Culture under Pressure

  Rain, rain, go away and come again another day! Depending on where you are in the world, you may or may not have experienced, yet again another ‘rain’ event. It’s testing our metal here in Sydney, as everything is very wet and very soggy. This morning despite the torrential downpour, girls and parents hit…

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Adjusting Perspective

How well are you able to adjust your perspective? Are you able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes and see things through their eyes? Do you shift your viewpoint depending on what others say or can you flex your perspective on any given day? Or do you sit firmly entrenched with your own…

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Creative Juices flowing Again

Hi there, I’m back! Did you miss my blogs? A lovely client of mine called me out the other day and said “I haven’t seen any of your blogs pop up on my feed lately”. Whilst I could have used the FB algorithms as an excuse, I didn’t. I fessed up and said. ‘Mmm, I…

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Positively Patient

Like many after 2 years of avoiding it, Covid entered the house in March. We all got it. Hit heavy and hard. So many lessons from the journey around patience and perseverance. Also a timely reminder about one’s own mortality and putting the oxygen mask on self first. Whilst many have experienced mild even no…

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Leadership Challenges

Today want to share a really personal experience supporting a young leader through a challenging period. It’s in-house, at home and it was a challenging time. This young man is Henry. He’s just turned 13. Last cricket season he captained the U11’s to win in the 2nd Division of Manly Warringah Rep cricket. It was…

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Managing Your Mindset

Leadership Lessons from Barty and Nadal. Wow what a couple of weeks of tennis! Extraordinary viewing. Whether you’re into tennis or not, there has been so much to learn from watching these professional athletes in action. Their ability to overcome challenges, dig deep, fight back, stay calm, maintain or regain their composure, to be strategic,…

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Keeping your Zen On!

At the moment, it’s all pretty stressful! Whether you’re in iso, back to work ‘as if it’s business as normal’, maybe you’re remote and back on teams/zoom or perhaps you’ve been doing the January juggle with kids and work – it’s full on. No matter what the ‘current scenario’ looks like for you; your self-care…

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Retaining, Training or Harnessing Talent

There are a lot of conversations about the mass resignation happening in the US. Will Australia face it too? Has it started already? Some businesses and industries are struggling to find people and fill roles. Some businesses are slicing and dicing to be leaner and meaner than ever before, regardless of longevity, loyalty and commitment…

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Do you have a PQ Powered Culture?

Did you know only 20% of teams ever achieve 80% of their potential? Is your team one of the 20% of High Performers or one of the 80% that achieve less? A bit less or perhaps a lot less. Many business leaders share their numbers with us. How well the business is doing (or not).…

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Dealing with the Overload

Whether it’s in person or still remote, many people are saying ‘Enough is Enough’. The pace is frenetic, the intensity enormous and the demands too much. Nervous systems are overloaded, it’s creating debilitating anxiety and extreme fatigue. The impact of stress on our body and brain is enormous and affects the way we sleep, eat,…

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