Ask more, tell less, ok?

Old school was; I tell you what to do and you do it. New school is; How should we approach this? Old school is about sticking to what’s worked in the past. New school is about helping others solve things and expecting that there may be a better way. I am a reforming ‘Teller’.  It…

Task is not King!

Are you a task focused leader?  I can be. These people focus on getting the necessary things done, to meet goals, step by step.  We will be all about the structure, the process and who needs to do what. We can be quite tunnel visioned and it can come across as quite transactional. I can…

How much drama do you cost your business?

Every week I hear about poor workplace relationships, disagreement of business decisions, ineffective leadership, absenteeism and lateness, rude and abusive behaviours etc. All frustrating and often upsetting situations. I know they cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Thinking, dealing and especially avoiding them can be really hard work for all of us. But…

Does your intention meet your impact?

I just bought a packet of tamari almonds because I made an assumption that tamari and almonds are good for you and their brand has a good ‘healthy’ reputation. That got me thinking. Just because their brand is good…does it mean the almonds are good? The ACCC had to enforce that Sanitarium remove false claims…

‘Gut feel’ is a thing

Have you ever noticed that feeling of nausea in your stomach when someone asks you to do something that is outside your comfort zone? Maybe you get those butterflies in your tummy when you are about to meet with someone you’re interested in. Or the subtle and unexplainable ones where something just doesn’t feel right.…