Tag Archives: Managing People

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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Piggy in the Middle

  On our recent school holidays, we found warmer weather and hit the pool. So much fun and great to get some sun and warmth onto our bodies after this weird and wet Sydney weather. One of our family favourites is the game Piggy in the Middle. The kids now 11 and 13 love pegging…

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When Personalities Collide

So many business leaders say to me ‘Our team is so different. We have such different personalities!” Yes, we’re all very different, however, there are certainly also similarities. And whilst it is never about a cookie cutter one-size fits all, once you get a feel for the similarities and differences, it actually makes life much…

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Workshopping the 3P’s

How often do you get the team together? Are the meetings always operational or do you get a chance to be strategic? Do you focus on the product (or service), process, or spend time talking to people. I love using the 3 P’s technique. Product, Process, and People Often many businesses get caught up or…

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Specific Steps to Success

With the end of June around the corner, it’s the ideal time for checking in and asking “Are we set for success for 22/23?”. Whilst things had been very challenging through and with Covid, Matty and her team had been able to get things back on track and refocused particular across the last 8 months.…

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Taking Power Breaks

Taking Power Breaks

Lots of people are anxious, stressed, stressed out and some at the complete burnout phase. Running on empty with the extremely intense experiences we’ve been living through personally and professionally these last couple of years. Whilst there is a lot to diagnosis and solutions, here is a quick technique that can be highly effective with…

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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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Aligning Individual Capability to Business Needs

What a business needs at any given point in time can vary, however did you know there are specific phases of growth a business will go through? And do you know it is possible to get specific data on the Individual capability and know how individuals, a team or department and/or whole business team will…

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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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Top 4 Lessons from Life in Lockdown

No one is super human. We’re all human. In our house a few weeks ago blood was drawn. Just a quick momentary brain snap between both kids which resulted in an inch long fingernail scratch across a child’s face. It was so quick and happened in an instant. As I sat very calmly talking through…

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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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Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans

Do you have one? Do you know what your strength areas are? Do you know what you’re working on improving for 21/22? At this time of year many businesses have completed or are working through their performance review processes, getting and giving feedback. It’s an interesting time of year and it’s when many businesses either…

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Teams suffering due the Prickly Pear Syndrome

Ouch. It can really diminish the productivity, performance and culture of a team. Have you ever experienced the Prickly Pear Syndrome? Do you have someone on the team you feel like you have to tip toe around and moderate everything you say with, because otherwise most days it ends in tears? Perhaps not literal tears…

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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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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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