Tag Archives: Professional Development

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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Raising Our Standards

Raising Our Standards

In the words of Tony Robbins “The ONLY THING that will… ❤️ change our lives 💼 change our businesses 💵 change our money/wealth 🫂 change our relationships Is raising our standards. 💯 The only thing that changes our life long-term is when we raise ⬆️ our standards. So what does that mean? 👇 We all…

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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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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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Motivation for the New Year

    P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities: Download a free copy of The Leadership Maximiser Tool, a detailed Productivity and Performance Experience Lead with clarity and confidence. Minimise overwhelm and indecision. Be organised and focused to lead a flourishing team…

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New Year – Fresh Start

    P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities: Download a free copy of The Leadership Maximiser Tool, a detailed Productivity and Performance Experience Lead with clarity and confidence. Minimise overwhelm and indecision. Be organised and focused to lead a flourishing team…

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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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Avoidance is doing Immense Damage

So the irony of this blog, is it sat in my DRAFT box for over a week. I started writing it several times over, the page has been sitting blank with thoughts swirling around, then I parked it and left it because… well I didn’t really know what to say exactly, precisely… wasn’t sure it…

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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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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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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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Being Ok to Ask for Help

Being Ok to Ask for Help

One very common trait of high-performing leaders, I’ve noticed and actually done myself in the past, is not asked for help, when it was really needed. Not reached out when it was vital to do so. It’s a hard learnt lesson, that didn’t serve me and something I practice what I preach now. Commonly it’s…

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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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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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What Role do you Play?

What Role do you Play?

Chatting with a great leader the other day. Holds a senior executive role within a business. He’s passionate, amazing with people, great technical skills. However… here’s the big BUT coming. He is SO caught up in the day to day that he cannot step away and be strategic, plan or focus on the bigger picture.…

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Panic or Problem Solve

Yesterday whilst we having a leisurely cuppa with dear old friends we hadn’t seen in a while, there was a knock at the door. Then this voice “Not sure I can come in he said”, sensing immediately something was wrong, I bounded out of my chair, was out the door and into action. There was…

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Facing Difficult Conversations

Here’s a few ideas on how to stop avoiding the difficult Conversations and be courageous for constructive conversations instead! Are you needing to have a conversation with someone? It could be a business discussion or something personal. It’s on your mind. It’s been niggling, bugging you and you’ve been putting it off? Firstly – ask…

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Overcoming Presenting Nerves

“Staring out across the audience, I could feel the nerves wanting to take over, the feeling of dread coming back into the pit of my stomach… NO, I said to myself, you’ve got this. I focused on the far wall of the room, just slightly above everyone’s head and breathed, in and out, in and…

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Leaders have a People Responsibility

With the role of leader of any kind, whether titled Team Leader, Supervisor, Manager, CEO or Director etc, there comes a very important responsibility. A responsibility to remember people are people. They are not robots. Across a multitude of industries there has been an intensity to the pressure and stress in the last 12 months…

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Learning to Delegate

Delegation doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. If you had parental influence anything like mine, the mantra’s 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 hardworking man achieve…

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