Ways to Say You’re Not OK

A lot of what we read this week is all about how to ask if someone is ok, but if we are the one being asked and need to talk, it can be difficult to know what to say. It’s okay...


Communication Trademarks™ (What are Yours)

This week I went through the process of filing a trademark with ipaustralia. As I was reading up on the steps involved with lodging an application and getting a better...


Trapped (Why some tasks get stuck in the ‘to do’ list and how to set them free)

If you have the opportunity to lead people then you can relate to the frustration that arises from assigning a task only to have that task sit trapped in a team members ‘to do...


Can You Repeat That (4 questions that will help your team do more of the things you love)

‘It’ matters to you and ‘it’ matters to your organisation. As a leader, you want ‘it’ to be engrained into the fabric of your team or your staff. You don’t just want...


The Know Grow Zone (Two decisions for leveraging feedback)

You can’t grow from the things you don’t know.  Early on in my journey speaking to large groups of people I had an annoying habit. To be honest, I probably had a lot. But this...


Movement ≠ Progress (What I learned from the Starbucks comeback story)

“Sometimes going backwards is the best type of progress you can make”. Going backwards may not be something you would normally associate with making progress but after...


Leading a Game Changing Team – 4 Questions Leaders Ask

Some people dream about what could happen, some take steps to make things happen and when everything is said and done other people sit back and wonder what happened. Great leaders...


Five ‘ability’s of Great Leaders – With a little self reflection

1. Dependability - A commitment to get it done. Great leaders can be relied on to get the job done. When a ball is thrown to them, they not only catch it, they run with it (and...


One Question Could Change Everything (so you should probably ask it)

"This isn't working". I was completely saturated from head to toe in sweat as I looked at my good friend in the carpark of a local school. He looked back at me with the same...


Call Declined (How not answering my phone lead to innovation)

Green or Red? Thats the big question we all have to ask ourselves when we feel the vibration in our pocket and look at the screen to see one of our team members calling. We have a...


Back to Front Communication (What you need to know to engage the entire room in your next presentation)

If you've ever been asked to speak or present in front of a group of strangers then you would understand how intimidating that can be. Now imagine for a moment that we add to that...


Leaders are Learners (that’s why you want to read this article)

'Doctrina Perpetua' That was the motto of the university where I completed my undergraduate degree in marketing. I have never forgotten it because when I found out what it meant,...