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Posted on August 11, 2022


Paige used to work as a waitress at our local hotel. Often, when Michelle and I would arrive at the bar, we’d find our favourite wine and glasses waiting for us—Paige having spotted us at the door quickly arranged them. She was on the ball…

Posted on July 15, 2022

When Work-Life Balance is Imbalanced

Improving our work-life balance is the wrong goal to be shooting for. My reasoning? If our at-work and outside-of-work life, is consumed by the have-to and shoulds, we're out of balance, no matter how well the separation of work and home.…

Posted on June 24, 2022

Make The Most of Today

Michelle and I celebrated our 4th anniversary this week. We met in the back row of a Virgin Flight on 21 June 2018 and often reflect that each of us would have a different story to tell if: one of us had decided not to take that flight; we…

Posted on June 17, 2022

Gaining Buy-in

When you have a big job to do and need others onboard or, are making a decision that will impact one or more of your team, it's important to gain their buy-in.When someone decides for me and tells me what to do, it was their decision - it…

Posted on June 09, 2022

Management Anchor Points

A key responsibility of the leaders I coach is oversight of performance indicators - and it's so easy during busy times to get distracted by the unrelenting tides of operational activity. Weeks pass quickly until the moment of realisation…

Posted on June 07, 2022

Women Who Mean Well and Hit Hard

I have two women in my life that mean well and hit hard. One is my partner Michelle and the other is my mentor/coach from the U.S, Linda. They have this in common: They believe in me. They call me on my bullshit. When I lose my way they…

Posted on May 26, 2022

Leadership Courage

Last week I had the privilege of sitting in a boardroom where a divisional manager I am coaching revealed the results of a 360-degree review to his team—that they, and others, had completed. Highlighting the lower scores, he asked what he…

Posted on April 25, 2022

Sex & Work, and other random musings

1. Sex and work share similar components of creativity, rigour, and sweat; with a large dose of fun and satisfaction. If one's sex life is dull and boring, well…it's dull and boring; and the same applies to work. When things become…

Posted on April 25, 2022

The Lamp Post

Conversing with a couple of managers about the challenges of detaching from work and being fully present upon arriving home, one of them shared how a particular lamp post was his switch-off / switch-on cue. The early part of his drive home…

Posted on April 25, 2022

I Wish I Had Stopped

Having places to be and people to see, I was walking along the edge of a skate park when I noticed a young boy: tidying and straightening the flowers on a small memorial site. As I walked past he continued his tasks in a slow and…

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