Tag Archives: leadership development

Bravery at the Front

“She must be fearless” my brother James said. “Actually she’s not” I replied. On Anzac Day, Lucy my 11-year-old rose early, the alarm ringing at 5.45 am. She’d been up for half the night, nerves taking hold. Each year for the last few years, she’s committed to playing The Last Post at 6 am and…

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Getting to Goal

What does it take to get to goal? What does it mean for you to get to goal? In Weightwatcher’s world – it’s about hitting the number that you’d stated you wanted to get to at the beginning of the program. Back in Sept. I put a number into the app, wrote some reasons why…

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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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Planning for Success

Anyone else love this time of year and getting the planning tools out and into action? Whilst most of us have best intentions of doing it at the end of the year in preparation for the new year, you’re certainly not alone, if you haven’t got the plan for ’22 all sorted yet. Particular as…

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Fact or Feeling

Is it Fact or Feeling?

Ever find yourself getting caught up rehashing a situation from work, its 3am and it’s still playing out in your head? Or getting worked up over something in the middle of the day, that distracts you from the to-do list, taking action etc. My client Lisa used to have it happen quite a bit. Till…

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Limping or Limboing

Limping or Limboing? Wrapping up 2021

So it’s a funny time of year, some businesses amping up for the festive season, some industries work through and others begin the wind down where everything stops and everyone takes a break. Some of us are feeling smashed and exhausted after a huge 12 months, others revitalised and refreshed…and some of us, probably not…

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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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Know when to Stop and Take Stock

How often do you stop and take stock with how you, the team and business are tracking? In the last 18 months with so much going on, it’s been pretty easy to get VERY caught up in the day to day. Dealing with the urgent priorities. We get very used to that pattern of behaviour…

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How to shift Micro Habits

Do you know some of the micro habits that are helpful or harmful in your world? Whether it’s around health, finance, relationships, leadership… etc. Our micro habits can make or break the way in which we are able to thrive. They can impact our self-care, connection, our ability to be assertive, plan and organise, creative…

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Working on Development Areas

Working on Development Areas

Do you have a system for working out how to improve certain skills? If we needed help with xl – we can do an xl course. If we wanted to learn to play tennis – we could join a tennis group. If we wanted to get better at parenting, we could read the plethora of…

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Pressure is a Privilege

Wholeheartedly agree and in normal world supporting leaders do and be at their best, pressure is absolutely a privilege and the price one pays for holding the senior roles. Likewise in life being the ‘parents/carers’ raising children. Athletes surround themselves with a team to help support them on the journey. Life right now is throwing…

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PH Less is more

Talking Too Much. Less is REALLY More.

Ever heard of this expression? It’s used in so many ways. Let’s talk about it in terms of leadership and communication. Is it waffling on, or do we like hearing our own voice, do we struggle to get to the point, do we even know what the point is, are we feeling awkward and gap…

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WELL-BEING must come first

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, way more tense than normal… is EVERYTHING taking its toll? Is your resilience low, vitality vanished and are you feeling flatter than ever before? If not… that’s fantastic, and if yes, perhaps this is you or someone you know, friend, family member, colleague or a team member, then please read…

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Stretching Limits Personally & Professionally

When it comes to pushing oneself, I’d always had a limiting belief “I can’t do water colour painting”. You might think… well why does that matter?! Professionally probably not that much, I’m not a Picasso or even an aspiring Archibald artist, I simply adore art for my own passion. Something important to note, it wasn’t…

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Drama in the Workplace

Have you ever thought some of the drama being played out at work could be worthy of an Oscar award? It’s so intense, long running and well-acted. That is, well, if you’re able to observe it and actually not get entangled up in the drama itself. Not all of us find it that easy to…

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Follow Through or Follow Up

What do you do in order to ensure accountability across the business? Recently my soccer girls were practicing penalties and corner kicks. Each of them would line up and be super focused on taking the kick… however what the majority of them didn’t realise until we spoke about it was… it was all about the…

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Clearly Defined Job Descriptions

Each week prior to our game, I map out the positions on the pitch, specifically who is where and when. Then during training we talk zones, roles, skillset and requirements. Then each game it’s clear, visual and we talk again about zones, roles and strengths. When someone is doing a throw in, are they a…

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Overriding Negative Thoughts

Leadership is busy enough as it is without wasting valuable time either physical hours or brain space on replaying or rehashing conversations, giving ourselves a tough time or wishing/hoping that others would actually be able to mind-read and do what we want without us actually saying it! Or saying it and it goes pear-shaped, ending…

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Do you have a Pro-Team?

  Do you have a Pro Team? Talking through our ‘Show-up Factor’ Framework today with a group of Leaders. What sort of team do you have? Two key ingredients for high performing teams: Accountability and Communication. The Pro Team has both. They’re Showing Up. Whoa Team are good on the accountability, yet perhaps lower on…

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