Reducing stress in the moment

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      A simple tool to reduce stress in the moment is to STOP-CALM-PIVOT, a 60 second technique proposed by Dr Evian Gordon who has had more than 30 years of experience in the field of human brain research. The approach is to reduce stress by increasing calm. Once you recognize you are in a stressful situation or have a negative thought you need to circuit break the stress. A strategy to do so is to:   Step 1: […]

The Future of Work- What is Needed from Leaders?

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A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of hosting a fantastic Meetup at the Collective Purpose space at Woolloomooloo. Despite it being a Monday evening, we were thrilled to see so many people brave the cold to come and join us. The Meetup started around 6pm and there was a positively infectious energy going around as everyone started to get to know each other. We enjoyed some snacks, refreshments and pizza (of course) and everyone was encouraged to write down their […]

3 ways to incentivise Millennials

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We see endless rhetoric about how Millennials are different – from the way they work, the way they have fun and they way they use technology to do both at a faster rate than most senior staff members. We understand millennials have different drivers. So why do so many companies universally apply rewards, incentives and learning programs the same way to all employees? Most managers are caught in the middle of balancing employee rewards that are commensurate with contribution and […]

What self-limiting beliefs are holding you back?

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A self-limiting belief is an irrational belief. It distorts reality, is illogical, it can prevent you from reaching your goals, leading to unhealthy emotions and to self-defeating behaviour. -Dr Albert Ellis   As a learning and development professional, I work with people every day helping them to identify their self-limiting beliefs, which hold them back from realising their full potential. Recently I was asked to run a workshop on this very topic for a high profile tech company. As I […]

Does a Team really need a Leader?

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Teams are becoming like self-driving cars…they don’t necessarily need one appointed leader to run the team day-in-day-out. Just like a car is doing away with one driver and is becoming ever more sophisticated at things like forecasting trouble ahead, getting in and out of tough situations, overcoming fatigue and human error…the same is happening with teams. We explore the power of Collective Leadership in our flagship leadership program designed for anyone who has ever needed to step up and take […]

Why you need a strong vision for your business and how to set it up

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  A strong, shared vision is pivotal to the success of a business. If you can’t see the meaning and value of what you’re doing, it’s very hard to remain motivated and to work to your full potential. Having a clear vision – and a set of values, a mission statement to match, and a clear purpose – is key for a thriving business. A Vision helps a business to:  Stay focused Move in the same direction Make well-grounded decisions […]

Young leaders, driving without a license

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It always astounded me, how linear and over simplistic the process is to become a leader. You excel in your role, for example you might be in sales, so you hit your target consistently, your customers rave about you, your manager looks great because you’re bringing in the numbers and then BOOM you get the keys to a Ferrari. Well not a real one but the equivalent of one, you get promoted and are given a team to manage. Surely […]

What kind of leader do you want to be – The lover, with a woeful ballad?

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  “Leadership is a lot like love. Everyone thinks it’s special, but hardly anyone agrees on a definition” (Peltier, 2010), and yet lists of top leaders like The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders are being compounded regularly and agreed upon. How to define and measure good leadership As there is no commonly used leadership definition available, many different models of leadership exist. Some focus on personal qualities or traits, some on behaviours and actions, some concentrate on the quality of the […]