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…


When doing it right is getting it wrong (One thing we all need when communicating)

You’ve read it all. You’ve seen it all. You’ve heard it all. Stand up tall, shoulders back, feet shoulder width apart. Make eye contact, but not for too long. Don’t put your hands…


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…


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…


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…