WORKWELL BLOG

GO KICK SOME BUTT – IT FEELS GOOD!

GO KICK SOME BUTT – IT FEELS GOOD!

If you’re like me, then there is no better feeling than finishing your day with a real sense of achievement. It’s like a drug. Better, because there are no negative side effects – just a smile on your face and a smugness to your swagger. All humans thrive on...

No freedom without boundaries

No freedom without boundaries

Until recently, it hasn't been cool for Australians to celebrate Halloween. I don't know when the switch happened, but when I was growing up, if you'd knock on someone's door on the 31st October asking for sweets, the best you could hope for was a stick of liquorice,...

START BY ASKING, AND BUILD ON IT

START BY ASKING, AND BUILD ON IT

A participant in a coaching workshop I was running recently asked me what they could do when confronted with a team member who clearly had a major skill gap in the area they were trying to coach them on. When we’ve truly reached the edge of someone’s understanding –...

The Golden Rule Of Coaching – Ask Vs Tell

The Golden Rule Of Coaching – Ask Vs Tell

In my experience in helping Leaders lead – it’s the listening, not the telling that is most revealing. Asking questions are the means by which to activate intelligence and empower others to discover their own solutions. As humans - we are far more likely to do...

Why start with WHY?

Why start with WHY?

What, how, why? Three little words. Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle*....the magic formula for inspiring energy, motivation and performance in teams. Sinek says: "Every organisation knows what they do. These are products they sell or services they offer." "Some...

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

Nothing, literally nothing, compares to the hardest and most important job in the world – raising children. And it’s not just parents who understand this – aunties, uncles, teachers, nannies, cousins, friends – all experience their fair share. As a mother of two...

Have Your Strategic Cake, And Eat It Too

Have Your Strategic Cake, And Eat It Too

These days it’s commonplace for leadership teams to have an annual strategy and planning cycle. To go on a retreat or take a day out of the office and ask questions about where they can gain market share, better manage costs, improve engagement, increase productivity,...

MUDDY FOOTPRINTS

MUDDY FOOTPRINTS

Positive workplace cultures can be double edged swords. People who love where they work often do so because they love the people they work with. They have fun together. They respect each other. They consider each other friends, which is great on so many levels, and...

GET THE 80/20 RULE THE RIGHT WAY AROUND

GET THE 80/20 RULE THE RIGHT WAY AROUND

My old mentor and now great friend, the ex-Director of People & Culture at Swisse Wellness, Catherine Crowley, used to say that good people not getting enough love from their managers were “dying on the vine”. Ever the straight-shooter, Catherine was referring to...

Are you a Team Alchemist?

Are you a Team Alchemist?

How your team performs comes down to how you’re leading them. If you’re a Founder, a CEO, or a manager of people – ask yourself – how are you transforming potential?