Work Practice Category
To Lead Is To Let Go…
Posted on March 19, 2023 12 Comments
As a leader, when you let go, it’s going to be okay… I remind myself of the above mantra everyday. The trick though, is to make sure I have systems and processes in place that allow me to move on, leaving key work to others, and nailing the outcomes I need to achieve. In today’s […]
Engaging Your Employees And Those You Work With!
Posted on March 11, 2023 14 Comments
Engagement: the process of encouraging people to be interested in the work of an organization, etc. (Cambridge Dictionary) The Cambridge definition is as good as I have seen regarding what employee engagement is. Some say it’s about the emotional connection you make. However, I believe employee engagement is beyond emotion, satisfaction and happiness. For my […]
Should There Be Fun In The Workplace?
Posted on February 10, 2023 10 Comments
What happens when you actually take the time to find out what your workers think about how the workplace should be? In developing what we call here the “workforce plan,” I used a tool called Culture Shaper. This is about assessing the climate of the organisation, and the sense of belonging and performance that staff […]
Making Sense Of 2023 – Keeping It Simple
Posted on January 30, 2023 30 Comments
So, the first month for 2023 is all but finished. Now you need to plan for what comes next (or do you?)… Whether it’s 2023 or some other time period going forward, there are three things to do to keep your hectic working life (or life in general) simple: Australia Day 2023 So, last Thursday […]
Four Steps To Help You Successfully Start 2023
Posted on December 27, 2022 10 Comments
Now that there is a gap between Christmas and New Year, I thought I would share with you my plan for achieving a successful start to 2023 😊 Loose Ends (allow 1 – 2 weeks) Close out 2022 – be realistic re: 1. What you can close out 2. What you must carry forward 3. […]
How To Be That Diamond Your Boss Is Looking For!
Posted on December 3, 2022 16 Comments
When it’s all said and done, bosses the world over are looking for someone who is dependable… Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Employees do too. Interesting, isn’t it.? Those “diamonds” who create the most value at work are the ones that are reliable. To be a diamond, doesn’t mean being a world beater. […]
How To Build in Redundancy (Down Time)
Posted on November 19, 2022 10 Comments
Despite what many high achievers espouse out there, we cannot keep working at a great rate of knots to achieve key outcomes… The concept of redundancy is a simple one: how to have time out during the working week. In otherwords, this is about implementing a process that ensures when feeling the strain, you will […]
Understanding The Myth Of The Neat Office!
Posted on November 12, 2022 22 Comments
Should you have a neat and tidy office? Should it be organised? Should you use a fake backdrop during video conferencing? When I started work, you had to be quiet, sit at your desk and weren’t allowed to talk. If you had an office, it had to be sterile, almost minimalist. The war regarding the […]
Three Simple Rules For Preventing Burnout
Posted on October 29, 2022 22 Comments
During the last five months, I have made sure to follow my own advice! Keep your weekends work free It doesn’t have to be the weekend per sae, as we all have different work patterns including when we get time off. So, when you do have that break, reconnect with your downtime through closing the […]
Understanding The Tricky Business of Lobbying
Posted on October 22, 2022 18 Comments
Lobbying is a tricky business. At its heart is the need for a process to occur in the most transparent way possible… In Korean dramas we usually see lobbying go on behind close doors, usually at a secluded restaurant. During the meeting, briefcases or empty boxes of fruit or fruit drinks are packed with money […]