Tag Archives: personal development

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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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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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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Overcoming Presenting Nerves and Doubt

Did you know a crazy large percentage of people would love to be in their own coffin rather than giving a eulogy at a funeral? Morbid I know, but so many people HATE public speaking with a passion. Are you one of those, or are you kind of like neither here nor there, have you…

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Kicking Goals Together It Takes an Extraordinary Team

Several months ago, set a huge project. Relaunching www.theartofextraordinary.com (TAoE) and all it has become over the last 12 – 18 months. Quite a challenge. YET, took the advice I give my clients. Create your vision. Lead with purpose. Perform at your peak. It meant really designing out the future, I want for TAoE for…

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How to Make the Systems the Solution to Success

Often get lots of varying answers to one of the first questions I ask people when we start conversing and talking about business leadership and growth. The question is “What is your biggest leadership challenge right now?” It’s always interesting what comes up for people and what they’ll share, ignore or admit too. Honesty is…

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The 5 Common Culture Killers that cause Business Breakdowns

She only has a small team. It’s all about quality not quantity. And it wasn’t until someone new recently joined the team, someone with a very different attitude to everyone else, that she realised with surprise, quite how important company culture is. “Is it too late?” She wondered. “Had she hired the wrong person?” She…

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Why Blend In when you were Born to Stand Out!

Why Blend In, when you were Born to Stand Out? All through the teenage years, having spent hours sitting, practising and contemplating life in the music room of boarding school, the same question often came up, “Why do I seem so different from everyone else?” It was a feeling. Whether I was or wasn’t doesn’t…

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Need to Stop Spinning in Circles?

What happens when everyone on the team starts spinning their wheels? When suddenly it feels like nothing is moving forward? Projects left, right and centre are stalling… incomplete or even at a standstill? The air in the lunch room seems stifled, there is little or no vibe going on. Everyone seems flat, despondent and dejected?…

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How to Become the Meaning Maker Rather than Letting What Others Say or Do Bring You Down

Some time ago, I’d visited an Aunt. In a home. Walls bland, she’s the youngest by far and tragic circumstances have changed her life. Wanting to do something to bring some colour and cheer, I painted a canvas. Colourful, unique and my style. A gift for her. Oddly, when I asked my parents, could they…

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The Power of Unplugging

A while back, chatting with a friend and shared I’d been offline for a few weeks. She said “What! How can you do that? How can you do that for your business? (insert her face looked really quite shocked…) Then came the “How’d you actually do it?” In a quiet voice, she then admitted “OMG,…

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Business Fit

Recently at a workshop, we got talking about being business fit. It was a passionate debate and well contributed to because everyone had an opinion both on the perils of what happens when we’re not fit, along with their thoughts and tips on what to do to stay healthy, fit and focused. This discussion was…

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