7 ways to overcome perfectionist tendencies

Hi, I’m Suzi and I’m a recovering perfectionist. Early on in life, I attributed any top grades and stellar performance appraisals I received to my perfectionism. I wore this Perfectionism badge with honour. I used to think that being a perfectionist would be a valuable trait for me as a leader too. High standards, striving…

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The 4 Leadership Villains of Fyre Festival (and their antidotes)

There have been two recently released documentaries about the failed music festival, Fyre. In the Netflix one that I watched, it had all the makings of a blockbuster movie. There were models, an exotic private island previously owned by drug lords, luxury accommodation and the young entrepreneur determined to shake up the music festival scene.…

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6 Ways to Lead your Team Through the “Back to Work Blues”

While the US Federal Government’s ongoing shutdown continues, the rest of the world is getting back to work in full-swing. Those summer holidays probably feel like a distant, sun kissed memory. You’ve swapped your togs for a suit – and it’s taken a nanosecond for your team’s workload to ramp up into full throttle.  And…

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Get Sh#t Done: Eight of the best productivity hacks for leaders

If there was a trophy for short attention spans, I’d be on the winner’s podium. Google leads me down rabbit holes like an exuberant little beagle. I procrastinate with as much dedication as my 14-year-old son does when he’s faced with unstacking the dishwasher. Combine all that with an embarrassing little addiction to social media and well…yeah… let’s…

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Why Rest is the new Black – 6 ways you can unwind these Holidays

Hooray, it’s holiday time! You’ve just about made it. Perhaps after a year of wins, skinned knees, or a likely mix of both. You’ve toiled and sweated and had successes and blunders. Finally, you’ve sailed and slugged your way through to the end of 2018. So congratulations, well done! Whether you spend your Christmas holidays…

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How to stay the course when you encounter rough seas

As you probably know, I love a good metaphor to illustrate ideas for your leadership journey. So this week, we are taking off to the seas. Setting sail, or identifying your desired strategy, is the always the easy part. But reaching your destination, executing that strategy, is where teams can come unstuck. It’s important to…

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An acronym you should remember when leading change

I like acronyms. They’re handy. Where would we be without RSVP, ETA and FYI? And having to remember the colours of the rainbow in correct order is made easier by ROYGBIV. This is required far more often than you’d think when you have a ten year old daughter. Then, there’s the ‘too weird to believe’…

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