Asking people what they want isn’t the answer

Asking people what they want isn’t the answer

If you asked a child what they would like more of to be happy what are they likely to say? Lollies, a bike, to stay up late or for their brother or sister to be given to another family. If you asked a group of couples what they want more of in their relationships,...
Handballing an employee won’t solve anything

Handballing an employee won’t solve anything

Ever worked in an organisation that instead of dealing with the dysfunctional behaviours, or poor work of an individual and holding them to account, we handball them to another team or department. We might decide to ‘restructure’ the department or reduce headcount....
A consistent culture requires remembering rhythms

A consistent culture requires remembering rhythms

In my 20’s I was backpacking. We ended up in Turkey and I was lucky enough to go to an ANZAC service in Gallipoli. It was one of the most moving experiences of my life. The night before we went was a hot 30 degree night. As a way of getting ourselves in the right...
Ghosts are not just for Halloween

Ghosts are not just for Halloween

You can see it coming as you drive down the streets. Witches on balconies, skulls on front doors and spider webs draped over fences. Halloween is here. It’s made me think. Would you rather see a ghost or experience a ghosting? We all know what ghosts are. Whether we...
ADHD and conflict

ADHD and conflict

It’s ADHD awareness month. Why? Because it can be a crippling condition to live with. As the number of people diagnosed is significantly increasing, it’s no longer time NOT to be aware of the daily impact for those that live with it or are around people with it.  This...
What’s with the ‘quiet quitting’?

What’s with the ‘quiet quitting’?

Quiet quitting is a term bandying around at the moment. It’s when instead of actually quitting, an employee pulls back from going above and beyond. I reckon it’s just a new way of saying not giving the ‘discretionary effort’.   Don’t we just love to create new names...