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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/i-saw-a-meme/ I saw a meme recently that said something like “Thank God it’s February.

Well here we are in 2024, my 25th year of Power Projects. I’m not sure if it’s something in the water or I’m being a whole lot more visible these days, but 2024 has kicked off to a flying start. I came back from leave earlier than usual to work with one senior...

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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/the-team-were-becoming/ 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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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/helping-or-harming/ 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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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/time-to-take-your-own-advice/ 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!

https://www.powerprojects.com.au/lets-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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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/stop-and-refocus-on-our-role/ 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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https://www.powerprojects.com.au/theres-a-whole-lot-of-conflict-avoidance-going-on-in-businesses-right-now-i-suspect/ There’s a whole lot of conflict avoidance going on in businesses right now I suspect.

I’ve worked with multiple leaders in the last month who each spoke about their reticence to engage in difficult conversations often relating to the behaviour of either a colleague or a direct report. They know they ‘need’ to address the issue and they recognise the...

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Set your multidisciplinary project team up for success

https://www.powerprojects.com.au/set-your-multidisciplinary-project-team-up-for-success/ Set your multidisciplinary project team up for success

Working with senior leaders on their #leadershipstyle and how they take up their role as leaders, I’m often faced with the dilemma of how far to go with my observations and insights.

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Choose courage over collusion

https://www.powerprojects.com.au/choose-courage-over-collusion/ Choose courage over collusion

Working with senior leaders on their #leadershipstyle and how they take up their role as leaders, I’m often faced with the dilemma of how far to go with my observations and insights.

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Peer coaching without the advice …

https://www.powerprojects.com.au/peer-coaching-without-the-advice/ Peer coaching without the advice …

What a joy it was to experience leaders providing space for and asking questions to allow each other to do their best thinking in a #peercoaching session this week.

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