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Employee Engagement: Creating the Emotional Connection to Work

Employee Engagement: Creating the Emotional Connection to Work Overwork, anxiety, and lack of challenge and recognition have coloured the overall emotional connection of workers to their jobs, according to a Towers Perrin study. Here are some pointers gleaned from the study on how to bridge the gap between how workers feel and how managers perceive […]

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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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Brain Science Leadership Potential Productivity

7 Brain Hacks That Boost Productivity

7 Brain Hacks That Boost Productivity. Productivity is important. There are many obstacles to productivity, such as a lack of focus, a lack of intention, a lack of stamina, and too many distractions, to name a few. Hack your brain and increase your productivity with these 7 strategies. (3 minutes 41 seconds watch time, or read […]

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Employee Engagement Leadership Motivation Potential Productivity

4 Key Characteristics of a Leader That People Want to Do Their Best For

You can’t make people give you discretionary effort There are 4 key characteristics of a leader that people want to do their best for… I was meeting a business contact for a coffee recently and we started talking about getting the best out of people. My contact works in an industry that can be quite […]

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Development Leadership Management New Job

Are Your People Critical Flight Risks?

Are your people critical flight risks? I was speaking with a connection of mine recently, who has just resigned from a long-term employment relationship. He was happy at work, enjoyed his job, and hadn’t thought about going elsewhere, but he was headhunted. He was a critical flight risk. I asked why he chose to leave. […]

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Change Community Development Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Motivation Leadership Mindfulness Motivation Positivity Resilience

Are you having a midlife leadership crisis?

As many countries are heading out of lockdown and we’re let ‘out’ into the world again, many leaders hoped to be breathing a sigh of relief. Surely things were going to be easier, better and everyone would feel great? That after a summer holiday, they’d be refreshed and raring to go again. The reality is […]

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Autonomy Decision Making Leadership Management Motivation

What To Do When Your Team Won’t Make Decisions

What to do when your team won’t make decisions. This was an excellent question asked recently by a coaching client. She said “Ros, my team leaders won’t make decisions. They come to me all the time so I can tell them what to do. How do I encourage them to come to me with solutions […]

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Leadership Mindfulness Motivation Positivity Productivity Resilience Wellness

What to Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Are you overwhelmed at work? Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Maybe your inbox is overflowing, and you wake up at night wondering what to do first when you arrive at the office in the morning. Take control of your workload before you become burned out. Start with this checklist for helpful things you can […]

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Employee Engagement Leadership Productivity Teamwork Workplace

Is Your Leadership Style Holding Your Team Back?

The debate over which leadership style breeds winning teams is as heated as ever. Some executives and managers argue for an autocratic approach, while others value empathy above all else. Some prefer to participate in a democratic team, and others set themselves apart as coaches or mentors. Wherever you stand in the discussion, it’s essential […]