Stop, look and listen if you want more motivated, engaged employees!

To generate engagement and create a great experience, employees need to feel valued. In order to feel valued, they first need to feel like they?re being heard and experiencing opportunities that contribute to the success of the business. This is where listening to understand plays an important role for a leader. Your challenge is to set aside the chaos of your day, the report that needs to be completed, the fire that needs putting out, and be fully present in every conversation.

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 …

Surround yourself with people who inspire and elevate

And limit time with those who don?t! ? I?m sure you?re familiar with the saying that ?you are the sum average of the five closest people you spend your time with?. So how much thought have you given to the people you?re spending your time with? As an exercise, write down a list of people you?ve spent over two hours …

Treat others the way THEY want to be treated?

Not how you want to be treated! As a kid I remember being told to ?treat others the way you want to be treated?. I would hear ?Shelley, you wouldn?t like it if someone did that to you so don?t do it to them ok?. Sure, that?s great advice, in the context of the playground…but as adults I?ve become really …

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, …