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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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Brain Hacks for More Happiness

Brain Hacks for More Happiness. Happiness is a habit, it’s like an inside job, so to speak. We can maximise our opportunity to be happy by understanding what happens in our brains, what brings us a chemical high of being happy. The limbic system is the part of the brain that controls our motivation, behaviour, […]

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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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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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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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Are You Tired of Working Without Recognition?

Are you tired of working without recognition? Employees want it, managers know it’s important, and it usually doesn’t cost anything. When you look at it that way, you’d expect to be drowning in recognition at work. Watch the video (4 mins 55s) or read on for tips to get more recognition at work. A recent […]

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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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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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Leading the way – How to show your staff you’re a Leader not just a Manager

There’s a lot of talk in the business world about being a leader, as opposed to a manager. And is that any wonder when you consider how people generally talk about managers? We’ve all heard friends or colleagues complain about the monster manager who passes off their work, or the manager who never listens to […]

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5 Reasons Leaders Need Time Out

4mins 22s watch time or read below for 5 reasons leaders need to take time out. In working with leaders, and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things I am hearing is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. […]