June 13th, 2012

Leaders Have Conversations

Leaders Have Conversations James, a client, was struggling to come to grips with some feedback he had received from his MD about his performance as a Leader. James is a relatively new Leader. He is a no nonsense professional engineer with over 20 years’ experience, and has always had a functional role. He prides himself […]

March 30th, 2012

Delegate – Only Do What Only You Can Do

Many of my coaching clients have asked for help and support with either time management or work life balance
When we scratch the surface of their issue there is usually more to talk about with lack of delegation.

February 15th, 2012

Win one of 3 prizes – Valued at over $400 each

Win one of 3 prizes – Valued at over $400 each When you connect with us online I am offering you the chance to win one of 3 Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step II profiles together with a private and confidential 1.5 hour one-one debrief in person or by phone.  That is over $400 in […]

February 14th, 2012

Use Your BRAA To Get Support and Approval

Use Your BRAA To Get Support and Approval Recent research has shown that we suffer increasingly from decision fatigue. For example, each email that we receive is another set of decisions that we used to not have to make: Do we read it? Do we action it? Do we forward it? Do we defer it? […]

November 23rd, 2011

Giving Feedback

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November 1st, 2011

Emotional Intelligence Makes Better Leaders

Emotional Intelligence Makes Better Leaders Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic among executive coaches as more and more research has shown that those with high EQ (Emotional Quotient) make better leaders. A growing body of work shows that leaders who rate highly in the components of emotional intelligence are better at customer service, sales, […]

October 8th, 2011

Making Decisions using Myers-Briggs® type

Making Decisions using Myers-Briggs® type Effective decisions require gathering information from a variety of perspectives and applying sound methods of evaluating that information. The Myers-Briggs® Type gives us specific ways to enhance our decision making, especially those facets related to Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, and Feeling. Below are general questions associated with those facets. Myers-Briggs® SENSING […]

September 27th, 2011

The Contest between Optimism and Realism in Leadership

The Contest between Optimism and Realism in Leadership Last week a Senior Manager in a large company was telling me about his CEO and senior Exec group who he feels are running his organisation off a cliff like lemmings. He has huge respect for his exec team and for his CEO – he simply believes […]

August 12th, 2011

Delegating and Shifting Moods Remotely

Delegating and Shifting Moods Remotely When you are working and delegating remotely or via email you have no way of knowing what mood the receiver of the email is in when you press send and you certainly don’t know what mood they are in when the read you email if it contains yet another piece of […]

May 31st, 2011

Delegate Effectively,Shift Their Mood First

Delegate Effectively, Shift Their Mood First When you delegate effectively the person you delegate to is both willing and able to take on your task. Being able to shift someone else’s mood up a notch is a useful life skill and is especially useful for leaders and influencers. Being able to shift others moods is a […]

May 10th, 2011

Get more done with less stress using Myers Briggs

Get more done with less stress using Myers-Briggs® Profile Much stress is caused at work by differing approaches to getting things done. Some people seem to do nothing until a last minute coffee fuelled rush. Others seem to have lists, organisers & calendars and move seemingly effortlessly through their days ticking lists off as they […]

April 21st, 2011

Leaders Tell a Story

Leaders Tell a Story In the last week I have worked with 2 different people who are struggling to get their message across. They each have an idea and are being blocked by another persons’ apparent stubbornness. In each case when they analysed what was happening they discovered that the other person was not in […]

April 21st, 2011

Are You Using the “Right” Leadership Style?

Are You Using the “Right” Leadership Style? Last week I was coaching with a highly focussed and talented leader. He asked me if he was using the “right” leadership style. What a great question! The conversation proceeded and we worked through what was appropriate to his goals, his personality, his long term outcomes and the […]

April 21st, 2011

If you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right

If you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right Have you ever set a goal, or had one set for you, and you really believed deep down that you couldn’t do it? What happened? You were right weren’t you? Conversely have you ever had a goal where you knew for […]

April 21st, 2011

What You Need to Do to Avoid Mediocrity in Leadership

What You Need to Do to Avoid Mediocrity in Leadership We have just endured a tedious few weeks of electioneering to face the near future of a mediocre government here in Australia. Again – I am apolitical in my articles. However I am a passionately keen student of leaders and leadership behaviours. Last year when […]

April 21st, 2011

Recognise Your Limiting Beliefs

Recognise Your Limiting Beliefs When you have read this months lead article If you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right, then take 5 minutes private time out for the next startlingly simple but powerful exercise. Look at a simple goal you currently have – Write it down with its […]

April 21st, 2011

What You Need to Know About The Art of Leadership Politicians

What You Need to Know About The Art of Leadership Politicians I have long been a student of great leaders and I invest time in observing how our current crop of business and political leaders are behaving & performing. Interestingly I have noticed parallels in the behaviours of federal politicians with some of my coaching […]

April 20th, 2011

What is your handshake worth?

What is your handshake worth? My business gives me the opportunity to work with many wonderful people as a client and as a supplier of services. A few months back however, I found myself doubting. I have been doubting other people and their integrity. I found myself in the position where I was filtering all […]

April 20th, 2011

Make Better Decisions using both Logical Thinkers and Feelers using Myers-Briggs® Assessment

Make Better Decisions using both Logical Thinkers and Feelers using Myers-Briggs® Assessment A common cause of frustration in communicating with others is the difference between logical and values-based decision makers. Logical decision makers (like Mr Spock in the original Star Trek series) need sound reasoning to be the basis of their well thought through decisions. […]

April 20th, 2011

How to Improve Communications between Big Picture Thinkers and Detail Focusers using Myers-Briggs® type

How to Improve Communications between Big Picture Thinkers and Detail Focusers using Myers-Briggs® type I am often asked by clients to assist with a working relationship which has stalled or worse one which has broken down completely. Occasionally this stalling is as a result of different personalities simply not understanding each other. A frequent cause […]

April 20th, 2011

how to win back ex gf

how to make up with my ex husbund and what does it mean when your ex boyfriend tells you i broke up with my girlfriend or do you think ex girl friends think about him. get your ex back prayers how to make your bf want you back in school, ex boyfriend quiz win him […]

April 20th, 2011

Problem Solving – Solve the Right Problem

Problem Solving – Solve the Right Problem This article is extracted from my new eBook “Problem Solving Decision Making”. To explain the importance of identifying the real problem, I will share a personal business story A number of years go I was a graduate chemical engineer working for one of the worlds largest Oil and […]

April 20th, 2011

Grieving to let go

Grieving to let go We are going through times of dramatic change at present; A few months ago in Australia, all we were talking about and all that was in the media was the Global Economic Crisis. Along came the North Queensland Floods and the scale of those captured us enough to break free of […]

April 20th, 2011

Put your best person forward

Put your best person forward The media keeps telling us that are we are in tough economic times; people are spending less and being much more choosey about where they spend their dollars. And still I am surprised that businesses are putting the WRONG people into front counter and customer interaction positions. A personal experience […]

April 20th, 2011

Blind Focus

Blind Focus Two incidents happened a few days ago within minutes of each other which had me ponder the power and the inherent blindness of focus on a single end point. I received a personal email with a TED video attached and shortly this after I was reading a page from the book The Balance […]

April 20th, 2011

Facing Reality – Handling Disappointments

Facing Reality – Handling Disappointment Like many people I have been relishing the feats and records at the Beijing Olympics this last week. The results have been a Goal Setting 101 course on Focus, Action; Repetition, and Celebration. However, I am more interested in seeing how the athletes have handled their disappointments; just missing a […]

April 20th, 2011

Sorry Doesn’t Always Make it Right

Sorry Doesn’t Always Make it Right.. ..but it goes a long way Recently Australia experienced a pivotal moment in its history. The newly sworn in Government apologised for the wrongs of the past inflicted on our indigenous people. It was symbolic clearing of the path to move forwards to bring a closer relationship between Indigenous […]

April 20th, 2011

Eight Steps for Managing Emotion in Others

Eight Steps for Managing Emotion in Others Emotions run high, tension is up and everyone around is losing their cool. What to do? The easy and short term choice is to join in and have a hissy fit as well. The not so easy choice with an eye on the long term relationship is to […]

April 20th, 2011

The 5 Principles of Great Dialogue

The 5 Principles of Great Dialogue I have long been an observer of people, and whenever I get the opportunity I also eavesdrop on their conversations. So if you see me hanging out in a coffee shop at the table next to you, be prepared for me to listen in! One of the things I […]

April 20th, 2011

Building Emotional Intelligence Builds Leaders

Building Emotional Intelligence Builds Leaders In the mid 1990’s Daniel Goleman took the business world by storm claiming the Emotional Intelligence could impact on success more than IQ. (Or that was the populist interpretation). However the reality is that in business given a level playing field when two professionals have similar levels of IQ, similar […]

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