April 20th, 2011

Leading or Managing – Knowing The Difference Is What Makes The Difference.

Leading or Managing – Knowing The Difference Is What Makes The Difference. Business leaders today at all levels in organisations are facing more stresses and tasks than at any time in the past. Even though we also have more tools at our disposal to manage these tasks we are also bombarded with more information and […]

April 20th, 2011

Setting SMART Goals

Setting SMART Goals Achieve more this Financial Year The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching and many of our Australian subscribers are racing towards the finish line to achieve year end goals, budgets and targets. Next years budgets are already set and with July 1st comes a blank revenue sheet. For many of […]

April 20th, 2011

Going Beyond Motivation

Beyond Motivation.. It seems that just as we shifted paradigms in the eighties, we worked synergistically in the nineties; now we are passionate in the naughties. Even my local petrol station has passion brochures at the pump! So what are we passionate for ………? Last October I got some unasked for, but expert, advice from […]

April 20th, 2011

Are you Developing Leaders or Followers

Are you Developing Leaders or Followers The importance of preparing leaders for succession has emerged as one of the significant concerns for today’s leaders. In the book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” John C Maxwell points out that becoming a leader who develops leaders requires an entirely different focus and attitude from those leaders […]

April 20th, 2011

Getting Passionate Gets Results

Getting Passionate Gets Results Passion and the Bottom Line..Getting Passionate Gets Results Last month in eNews we covered going beyond motivation and being Passionate. This obviously struck a chord for many of our subscribers, with one client reminding me of the financial and bottom line impact of having a Passionate Executive Team as uncovered in […]

April 20th, 2011

Reclaim Your Locus of Control to Get the Results You Want

Reclaim Your Locus of Control to Get the Results You Want We cover the topic of Locus of Control in our Leadership programs, so it is 2nd nature for me to take full ownership for whatever outcomes I am creating in my life. After all why teach it if I am not living it? The […]

April 20th, 2011

Putting Values into Action

Putting Values into Action Increasingly our work with our key clients is shining a spotlight on the importance of knowing our Values in lives work and careers. So what are values? Where do they come from and how do they impact on behaviours and results? First of all, our values exist at a subconscious level, […]

April 20th, 2011

Splitting Values and Hypocrisy?

Splitting Values and Hypocrisy? An interesting thing about values is that not all values are equal, some are more important to us than others… (more on this in the next eNews) Values by their very nature, and definition, are subjective. However the criteria by which we measure our values are based on observable behaviours, i.e. […]

April 20th, 2011

Does Executive Coaching Work?

Does Executive Coaching Work? Download the PDF

April 20th, 2011

PACE Your Way to Giving Effective Feedback

PACE Your Way to Giving Effective Feedback When we run leadership or advanced communications workshops for our corporate clients we are repeatedly asked how to give effective performance feedback to staff. Our participants tell us that the majority of their difficulties seem to stem from not wanting to offend the receiver of the feedback, with […]

April 20th, 2011

The Importance Of Prioritising Values

The Importance Of Prioritising Values Last eNews we discussed Values conflict in terms of external and internal values and how this may lead to “hypocritical” behaviours. In this article we look at conflicting priorities in our values. Because you hold many values, at times some of them will be in conflict with others. For example, […]

April 20th, 2011

Performance Management vs Performance Punishment

Performance Management vs Performance Punishment A primary leadership responsibility is to plan and support the work of others to achieve the results that they have been asked to achieve. This involves informing staff about work responsibilities, setting and interpreting work performance standards and giving appropriate feedback. One of the biggest causes of workplace unrest and […]

April 20th, 2011

Case Study – Why Can’t We Keep Our Staff?

Case Study – Why Can’t We Keep Our Staff? Organisations benefit from a continued self reflection! Third Sigma provides a number of diagnostic strategies which enable organisations to get to the heart of breakdowns affecting the bottom line. One popular and effective avenue is the use of Human Synergistics diagnostic tools. Download the Case Study […]

April 20th, 2011

Case Study – Culture, Customer Service and the Bottom Line

Case Study – Culture, Customer Service and the Bottom Line The bottom line can benefit from measuring and changing culture! Third Sigma provides a number of diagnostic strategies which enable organisations to get to the heart of breakdowns affecting the bottom line. One popular and effective avenue is the use of Human Synergistics diagnostic tools. […]

April 20th, 2011

Informed Choices for More Useful Behaviour

Informed Choices for More Useful Behaviour Have you ever felt an internal conflict where part of you knew something was the right thing to do and another part of you felt compelled in some way to do something else. Jan Sky related the following story to me, which clearly shows an example of when parts […]

April 20th, 2011

Are You Working With or Against the Current?

Are You Working With or Against the Current? Sometimes we find ourselves caught up in life’s current drifting into situations and getting results which we had not planned for. Recently I went with the current and found myself way, way out of my depth… I took the opportunity to go with my family to Golden […]

April 20th, 2011

Case Study – What a difference a Style Makes

Case Study – What a difference a Style Makes Download the PDF domain names search engine

April 20th, 2011

Four Generations in the Workplace

Four Generations in the Workplace Have you ever wondered how come there are people older, or younger, than you who seem to have completely different attitudes to work, and life? Increasingly commentators are referring to the marketing demographic segments in explaining changes in the workplace. Whilst we at Third Sigma recognise, honour and celebrate individuality, […]

April 20th, 2011

Viable Workplace Systems and Conversations

Viable Workplace Systems and Conversations The Viable System Model as a Framework for Understanding Organisations It is a passion of ours to examine what makes organisations run effectively then apply what we find with our clients. Lyn Traill explores some conceptual analogies which may assist you to make your organisation run even more effectively. From […]

April 20th, 2011

Get your Emails to works for you – 1

Get your Emails to works for you – 1 Are your emails working for or against you? There is a saying that “the meaning of communication is the response you get”. Are you getting the results you want from your communications? Can you be more influential? Can you get better outcomes from negotiations and meetings? […]

April 20th, 2011

Get your Emails to works for you – 2

Get your Emails to works for you – 2 Use cc and bcc with discretion Continuing on our theme that “the meaning of communication is the response you get”. Are you getting the results you wanted from your communications, can you be more influential? Can you get better outcomes from negotiations and meetings? Expanding on […]

April 20th, 2011

Get your Emails to works for you – 3

Get your Emails to works for you – 3 Some Emails Were Never Meant To Be Sent We have had tremendously positive responses to our email articles, so I will include a few more before moving on to another communication topic. Some 93% of communication is in body language and tone. So with the written […]

April 20th, 2011

Get your Emails to work for you – 4

Get your Emails to work for you – 4 Structure Emails are simply an electronic memo. The rules of writing the old fashioned memo in terms of structure and language still apply: Begin with an overview summary, Continue with an explanatory body and Finish with a summary/ request. Etiquette also applies in terms of addressing, […]

April 20th, 2011

Skills, Training and Government Support for Business

Skills, Training and Government Support for Business I have been reading the September 2006 Submission to the Australian Government on the setting of Policy Directions for Australian Industry developed by the Australian Industry Group this week and have been struck by the section and research on “A More Skillful Australia”. Summarising; research shows that between […]

April 20th, 2011

List of Useful Business Support Websites

List of Useful Business Support Websites Download the MS Excel Spreadsheet

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