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Intentional Leadership – Are you leading by accident?

Intentional Leadership - are you leading by accident?There is a big difference between having intentions and leading intentionally. We all have daily intentions; these are what we plan to do, or our thoughts about what we could do. Some are little (like whether you'll...

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What motivates the best leaders to achieve their goals?

What motivates the best leaders to achieve their goals?Setting goals can be great fun, and when we achieve what we’ve set out to do, we can feel on top of the world. But what goes into achieving a goal? Why are humans motivated by certain goals and yet we can...

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Is a lack of confidence limiting your leadership impact?

Is a lack of confidence limiting your leadership impact?   Where is your current confidence level at? Do you recognise certain triggers that can build you up, or cut you down in an instant? A friend of mine was recently promoted to a leadership role within the...

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Are you ‘stupidly resilient’?

Are you ‘stupidly resilient’?I was interviewed by ABC Radio Melbourne’s Libbi Gorr on her Health and Wellness show yesterday about leveraging leadership through Energy, Attitude and Mindset.  One of the callers to the show asked about what to do when there is in an...

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Are you a hopeless leader?

Are you a hopeless leader?There are too many hopeless leaders in the world.  We need more hope.Apollo 13 is one of my favourite movies of hope.  You may find that surprising, but Ed Harris’ character - Gene Kranz, the NASA Flight Director in charge of the moon mission...

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Do you need an attitude adjustment?

Do you need an attitude adjustment?Brussels sprouts.  Love them or hate them, those little green cabbages can certainly be polarising. Personally, my relationship with the little green sprout has evolved over the years.  I hated them as a child – soggy, green, smelly...

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The biggest leadership challenge

The biggest leadership challengeThe world of Positive Psychology – the science of what makes life worth living – descended on Melbourne last week for the 6th World Congress in Positive Psychology. This amazing event showcased Melbourne as the world’s most liveable...

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Are relationships making or breaking you?

Are relationships making or breaking you?At the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in 1999, 16-year-old Jelena Dokic achieved one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, beating women's world No. 1 Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–0. This remains the only time the women's world No. 1...

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Do you know your Why?

Do you know your Why? Working in a fundraising call centre can be tough work. Repetitive calls asking for donations provides little opportunity for autonomy and plenty of rude customers. Performance incentives in this type of environment are often focused on pay...

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Do you need a Mood Strategy?

Do you need a Mood Strategy? As I work with leaders to leverage their own leadership capacity and that of their teams, I introduce them to powerful performance levers that they have often never considered. One of the easiest and most accessible of these is positive...

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The one thing you can do to be a better leader

What would you say if I told you the one thing you can do to be a better leader was to sleep? One of the most underrated and under-used leadership strategies available, sleep is a powerful lever for high performance. Some would say the most powerful lever. And yet few...

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