Our focus on impossibility

And all the reasons it won?t work! Why are so many people focused on impossibility? Why things won?t work. We talk about these amazing ideas and dreams then counter it with a myriad of reasons why it won?t work, why we shouldn?t do it and why we should just be grateful for what we have. It?s one of the many …

Making sense of change

If it aint broke, don?t fix it! As a natural default most of us opt for doing what?s easiest right now (also known as taking the path of least resistance) rather than doing what?s best long term. We prefer to do things the way they?ve always been done…so we?re not having to switch our brains on. And why not! If …

Happiness is part of the journey

It?s not the destination! When you?re having one on one conversations with your staff and talking about their goals for the future, do you sometimes hear them say things like ?I want to be happy? – like it?s some amazing destination that isn?t accessible all the time? If so, how do you respond? Do you delve into a discussion about …

Make small talk meaningful!

Be consistent & do it often In my last written blog I talked about how I came to like people and I feel like this is a natural follow on from that. Leaders who are task focused often see small talk as annoying and a waste of time. And it is, if you?re looking for instant results. The benefits of …

The fluff that matters!

Building relationships, running staff engagement and team culture activities and even development conversations are often referred to as fluff! In 2018? Really, that can?t be! Yep it actually is. I?ve heard it used by several leaders over the past few months. Leaders who were in different states, different organisations and different industries?so yep, it?s still happening. If I?d just heard …

Operating rhythm

The silver bullet for business success Ok, so I have this love/hate relationship with routine. For years I?ve been bouncing between having a routine and being spontaneous. I discover a way to do a task efficiently and follow the process for a couple of months before getting irritated by the lack of variety and changing it up, delaying it, or, …

Leader engagement

Hear how Spiz engages his people! ? Often the engagement of leaders is overlooked. We assume that because they?re in a leadership position they should be able to look after themselves. And while it is important for leaders to own and direct their own development it is still the responsibility of their managers to ensure they remain engaged. And if …