Tag Archives: Professional Development

Breaking Down the Silos

Breaking Down the Silos

Anyone finding the silo bridges seem a little non-existent? Either they’re not in use or perhaps broken? The silo effect is one of the most damaging issues in business. Where department teams don’t talk, don’t work well together, have a ‘them and us mentality’ or it’s all about us (only) thinking. There is absolutely no…

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Leadership Survey Results

Leadership Survey Results

Since the beginning of this year, we’ve surveyed hundreds of business leaders to identify and check-in, as to “What are the current top 3 improvements you would like to see the team make?” Interestingly, it’s vastly different, here’s snap shot at some of the feedback Strategic direction, communication, service Engagement, accountability, team work Commercial insights,…

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3 Reasons for Business Leadership Struggles

There are 3 reasons many leaders struggle with engagement, accountability and driving results in business – and 3 steps to getting leadership fit in the next 8 weeks to take the team on the journey. The challenges aren’t going away, the pace is probably unlikely to slow down either and we can only dream of…

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Wise Advice from

Wise Advice from Yoda

Take a moment and try and pick up a pen near you. Yes, actually try and pick up the pen. At this point, you could be still reading or you might actually have picked up the pen. Because you see in the words of Yoda from Star Wars “You either do or do not, there…

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Simple Systems for Managing Time

Simple Systems for Time Management

We all often start the year with the best of intentions. Goals, Plans, new diary. It’s going to be an awesome year. Then … suddenly, remarkably rapidly, our day to day catches up with us again and it’s only February and we’re already feeling the wheels spin out of control again. Here are a couple…

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Merry Christmas

As 2020 comes to a close, we would like to say Merry Christmas. It has certainly been a year of highs and lows in so many ways. A year to forget, yet a year to remember. Here at The Art of Extraordinary, we have been incredibly blessed to work with some amazing leaders who through…

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Top 10 Triggers in the Workplace

Top 10 Triggers in the Workplace

Whether it’s for improving peak performance, peace of mind/wellness or healthy relationships, these top 10 triggers have an enormous impact in the workplace.  This year has certainly had its challenges and they continue…! Whilst we may not be able to control what is going on around us, we certainly have the opportunity to adjust how…

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Calm for Christmas

The sound of laughter, the smells of Christmas, red and green everywhere, a present is passed to you with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ and despite the beauty, joy and family in front of you, surrounding you, it’s hard to be present and focused. With so much on your mind, the presence of family or friends…

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Back to Basics

Recently took the plunge on committing to a 12 month fitness program. Finished last year’s soccer season with an injury. So making choices this year and really had to reassess what help most. See, have this secret vision. Want to be a really fit and healthy 90 year old. With this in mind, the next…

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Flick the Switch or Blow the Fuse

What if you could flick the circuit breaker first before the fuse blows? When it comes to the human mind there is so much you can do to circuit break the traditional responses and reactions when it comes to being in overdrive, handling stress, overwhelm, frustration, disappointment or low self-esteem. The thing is only 20%…

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Keeping the Battery Charged Up

What’s worked well already for you today? What can you improve on? A leader recently, rushed, stressed and so busy, came onto our Coaching Call pretty amped up. Made them stop, breathe… feel their feet and do a HD video of the surroundings. Could tell by the body language (over zoom), they thought I was…

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Getting the Best out of the Team

Eleven people sat around the table. All part of a common cause, one team, a few similarities in character, very different in looks, speaking multiple different languages and completely unique in personality. All passionate and dedicated to customer and industry. Similar yet so very different. Running team meetings and wanting to best communicate with each…

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Love Hate Relationship with Time?

Do you have a love/hate relationship with time? Time is a precious commodity, one which we too easily give away and can never get back. What’s your thing with time? Is it the wasted time in meetings (online or in person), going around in circles because people aren’t prepared, aren’t contributing or are reluctant or…

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Developing Mental Fitness

Are you over or under-compensating with physical fitness? Ever considered working on your mental fitness? Will never forget sitting at the doctor’s after the antenatal depression diagnosis, as she said “Well you’ve probably been depressed for most of your 20’s and 30’s, you just did a lot of exercise to compensate.” No kid, a lot…

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Are you leading the way?

Are you the light in the darkness? A beacon of safety and support? Are you leading the way? Great leaders know how to park their own ego, get out of their own way to help others learn, grow and develop. So that a team and business can thrive and do well even in very troubled…

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