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Posted on November 09, 2015

Driving Forward While Looking Behind

Attempting to move into the right hand lane I had to squeeze in between two moving vehicles. I was heading forward while looking back - being more concerned with being hit in the backside than running into the car in front. Fortunately I…

Posted on November 01, 2015

Increasing Employee Engagement and Productivity

Most companies and organisations desire increased employee engagement and productivity yet, given the busyness and full schedules of management employees often feel left in the dark and uncared for. They are unsure whether their…

Posted on October 28, 2015

The Gift Behind The Challenge

Often, when confronted with challenges and tough times - in our personal worlds, our careers, our businesses, we tend to see them as singular events. Something simply to overcome, not yielded to but pushed through. Another, perhaps more…

Posted on October 06, 2015

Purpose and Intrinsic Motivation

All of us have been designed to have a purpose that contributes beyond the regions of ourselves. Individual Purpose Understanding ourselves and our individual team members in terms of purpose and then linking our daily work activities to…

Posted on August 31, 2015

The Substance of Desire

I heard a public speaker recently state that in order for us to be successful we need to have goals and behind those goals sits the desire for their accomplishment. While this is correct it is the strength of desire that is the critical…

Posted on August 26, 2015

The Sparrow

Enjoying a late afternoon drink on the balcony of an elegant hotel there began a fight in front of me. Six sparrows were beating up on the smallest one. I immediately thought "why doesn't he just fly away and avoid the pain?" Then it hit…

Posted on August 24, 2015

A Journey Into Authenticity

This week I am presenting a keynote speech at a national conference on the subject of Authentic Leadership. In my preparation I realised that authentic leadership is about the authenticity of the leader as a person, not their role. This…

Posted on August 15, 2015

Winter

Walking through the Melbourne Botanic Gardens today there was a beauty in the barrenness. Few people were out; cold and damp underfoot; the trees bare. Yet there was something therapeutic and restful about it. The vegetation on its own…

Posted on August 09, 2015

Control

Watching my daughter play volleyball yesterday I was impressed by the teams ability to control the ball. Whether it was a fast incoming serve, an error made that they had to correct or simply the state of play, they were always seeking to…

Posted on July 28, 2015

Focus

Specific focus creates results. Little or no focus sends us spinning in circles - lots of dust no traction. From time to time it seems that even the best lose their way. One of the things I have found useful when my world starts to spin…

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