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Communication Influencing Leadership

What Will You Do When Your Boss Rejects Your Ideas?

What Will You Do When Your Boss Rejects Your Ideas? (4mins 24s watch time). Watch above, or read on… If you’re like many employees, you may have a boss who says he wants new ideas, but then shoots down each proposal that you bring to him. As a result, you’re frustrated by such contradictory messages, […]

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Communication Decision Making Employee Engagement Leadership Motivation Organisational Culture Productivity

10 Critical Drivers of Performance at Work

10 Critical Drivers of Performance at Work – a case study. What drives high performance at work? Watch the video, or read on: I facilitated a session with a client to capture learnings from a significant crisis. To cut a long story short, we had some devastating bush fires here in Tasmania and my client […]

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Communication Conflict Management Management Relationship Building Values and Behaviours

Managing Workplace Conflict

Managing Workplace Conflict Confrontation and conflict between people is as old as…well…people. Any time you have humans operating together there are going to be times when people disagree, don’t get on, have differences of opinion or just plain can’t stand each other! So how should you manage workplace conflict? Watch above (4 mins), or read […]

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Communication Resilience Wellness Workplace

Why Leaders Need to Focus on Employee Mental Health

Any business is filled with what can sometimes seem like competing priorities. For many leaders, the primary one is to create profit that pleases stakeholders and pushes toward growth within the industry. It is also vital to ensure employees are treated with respect and consideration to keep them healthy and productive. In too many cases, […]

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Communication Emotional Intelligence Employee Engagement Leadership Management Relationship Building Teamwork Uncategorized

The Art of Paying Attention

Recently I read two articles that I found interesting – one about the myth of multitasking and the other about emotional contagion. They got me thinking about just how powerful paying attention is as a leadership tool. Watch the video, or read on. The article on multitasking described how biologically we are incapable of attending […]

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Change Communication Employee Engagement Leadership Motivation Organisational Culture Resilience

4 Ways to Help Employees through Change

Change is the six-letter word that makes most of us cringe. Ask anyone how they feel about change, and most people will tell you it’s not their favorite thing to experience in life. That’s because change can be incredibly difficult and more than a little stressful—especially when change occurs in the workplace. Here are 4 […]

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Adaptive Teams Coaching Communication Employee Engagement Leadership Management Motivation Relationship Building Teamwork

5 Critical Keys to Becoming a Trusted Leader

Becoming a Trusted Leader: “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” – Roger Allen Watch the video or read on for the transcript. These words are certainly true. Trust in leaders plays a central […]

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Adaptive Teams Communication Community Development Emotional Intelligence Employee Engagement Leadership Management Positivity Productivity Stress Wellness

Helping employees manage stress during a pandemic

At the start of the year, none of us could’ve ever imagined what 2020 would end up looking like.   The majority of the global workforce has now been relegated to home offices, Zoom meetings, and Slack messages. Many are juggling remote work with childcare, pet care, and household-related errands. And now with August officially here, many […]

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Communication Community Development Employee Engagement Leadership Management Motivation Productivity Workplace

3 secrets to motivating employees

  The typical 9-5 work day can seem long sometimes. As a result, it’s not at all uncommon for employees to sometimes find it challenging to stay motivated throughout the day just as much as it’s challenging for leaders and managers to find effective means of motivating their employees.    But without motivation, a workplace lacks productivity. And […]

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Adaptive Teams Communication Community Development Employee Engagement Leadership Management Organisational Culture Productivity Stress Wellness Workplace

4 ways to keep employee morale high

Why is keeping employee morale high such an important task? Simply put, employees are the building blocks of any company or business. The stronger the team you’ve assembled, the more robust your organisation will be. If that team falters in any way, however, it can have consequences that impact the company as a whole. That’s […]