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Sometimes a little bit of structure goes a long way

I’ve been thinking a lot about finding the balance between being agile and overburdened with bureaucracy and process. Alongside this is the role of boards and the positive and negative impacts I see boards having on organisations. When does governance become stifling...

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What are you consciously dialling up and down?

I recently spent a day in Sydney with my mentor group and my coach, and I found myself stepping into the wise elder territory (eek!) as I reflected on my approach to my business over the last 25 years. As I heard about the various life events people were dealing with...

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The team we’re becoming.

I took a tip from James Clear’s excellent book, Atomic Habits recently and reshaped it for leadership team I was working with. In a move away from the old adage of ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ (which let’s face it, takes an enormous amount of effort and usually leaves...

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Is it helping or harming me?

Being part of the village supporting dear friends who lost their 24 year old son in a tragic accident 3+ weeks ago, I’ve been drawn back to the work of Dr Lucy Hone. I wrote a post about Hone’s work on resilience a year ago and now, as I sit with the deep pain around...

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Time to take your own advice?

Today I had that aha moment I often have when I reflect on my coaching sessions with senior leaders. A recent coachee told me he heard himself giving advice during a performance review conversation and in that moment thought ‘bloody hell I need to take my own advice...

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Let’s get curious!

Let’s get curious!

Curiosity is that great untapped leadership competency. While I don’t see it on any of the 360 Feedback surveys I use with my leadership coaching clients it comes out in just about every debrief session and subsequent coaching session. At the heart of curiosity is a...

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STOP and refocus on our role.

Sometimes as leaders (and coaches!) we know we have big challenges ahead, we’re under pressure and there’s just no space or time to focus on ourselves or our work. We’ve all been there and it’s precisely these times when we need STOP and refocus on our role. The...

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