The Missing Voice in Your Meetings (Four ideas to help silent team members speak up)

Teams that aren't empowered to speak up will eventually break down. Organisations and teams suffer when great team members lack the courage or confidence to speak up.  All too…


The Other Side of Comparison? (Getting Bitter or Getting Better)

Has anybody ever told you that you shouldn’t compare yourself with others?  I would mostly agree. It can be dangerous and damaging.   But personally I have found that trying not…


Good leaders know how to speak (Great leaders know when not to)

Being a great leader isn’t just about knowing how to speak. It’s also about knowing when not to. Last week I sat down to write an article. I finished it and prepared to post as I…


Staying On Point (Four reasons why people miss the mark, and how to avoid them)

If you are in any position of leadership then at some point you will have had to sit down with a team member and have an uncomfortable (but necessary) conversation about why a…


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 to…


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 people to do…


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…


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…


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,…


Why it’s not happening (by “it” I mean all those things you’ve delegated)

It's probably not going to happen. Not really a 'glass half full'' approach to the start of an article I know. But I want to share with you 4 reasons why that task you delegated…