Why Every Leader Needs a Challenging Cheerleader

I have a love-hate relationship with my personal trainer, Lucas. I hate it when he makes me do one more round of burpees after I’ve already done four. And I have fantasies about throwing a pavlova in his face when he chirps good-naturedly to “keep it up, you’re doing great” as I ungraciously wheeze my…

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4 Easy Ways To Oil Your Team’s Wheels

One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to learn vicariously. Here are just 4 simple things you can start doing today to improve the cohesiveness and general all round awesomeness of your teams: 1. Cut down on email communication. Put down the mouse. Step away from the computer. Pick up the…

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How to Give Feedback

Giving (and receiving) feedback is one of the most powerful tools leaders can harness to improve performance, workplace relationships, organisational culture and self-awareness. The problem is, whether we are the ‘deliverer’ or on the receiving end, feedback can have a tendency to make us feel uncomfortable. Awkward. Even emotional. I remember as a young 20-something,…

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