Five ways to build a high-performance team culture

High performance in teams doesn’t happen by accident. When I think about the teams I’ve been part of where we performed really well over time, in each case, this high performance wasn’t accidental. It was carefully nurtured by the leader of that team. These leaders were purposeful in doing a few specific things. Here are…

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Are you operating in your sweet spot?

We feel more positive about our work when we can use our strengths to do it. When we work from our strengths, we feel energised, it increases our emotional fulfilment, and in essence, we feel strong. Strengths are where what we enjoy doing and what we’re good at meet.   I’m sometimes surprised at how…

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8 tips for leading a team remotely

There are loads of benefits to working remotely. For one, we can roll out of bed with time for a workout, wear trackpants on our lower half all day and cook up a storm in our home kitchens at lunchtime – all obvious perks! But leading remotely can bring its challenges. That lack of face-time…

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The most important leadership qualities to develop in 2022

If the last two years have shown us anything, it’s that rapid and unpredictable change is unprecedented – as is the unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented‘ I might add. You might have heard of the nifty little acronym VUCA.  It’s on steroids right now. Responding to the pandemic, climate change, supply chain issues, hybrid…

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3 common myths of coaching (and what’s true instead)

Coaching is a leadership superpower. Coaching saves you time. It helps you delegate. It improves performance, builds capability and helps tap into everyone’s creative process. It’s also pretty good for organisational performance.  A comprehensive study  on the effects of an organisation adopting a ‘coaching culture’ showed some startling results. Coaching led to: A 10 to 20%…

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4 great questions to help with your decision-making

4 great questions to help with your decision-making Not long ago, I was coaching a leader who was faced with a big decision he had to make. The decision had huge implications not only for the organisation – but also, if he was honest, for himself. The stakes were high. The pressure palpable. And he…

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Values aren’t just for companies

A global study found that consumers are 4-6x more likely to purchase from, and champion, a purpose-driven company. 4-6 times! Those are compelling stats. The future belongs to purpose-led organisations who authentically embed their purpose and values into everything they do. If nothing else, it makes commercial sense. But it’s not just a company’s values…

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