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Employee Engagement – 4 Key Steps

Keeping employees engaged is an ongoing challenge for any leader in an organisation. This presentation sets out the four key processes you can use and adapt to break through the engagement hoodoo 😊 I have converted the presentation I use regarding employee engagement into movie format. The presentation has a pause function so that you […]

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Sometimes Leadership is Just About Being There…

Have you ever thought about what it means to just be there and lead? I spent the recent weekend in lockdown due to a little COVID outbreak. During this time, a colleague of mine was having an extremely difficult time in the district they manage outside the lockdown zone. Although people in these communities had […]

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Inspirational Story: How Kim Ng, Major League Baseball’s First Female GM, Finally Got the Top Job

A fabulous piece by Sean Gregory at Time regarding looking beyond breaking the glass ceiling through an interview with Kim Ng Kim Ng took her seat on the chartered jet. As assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, she was joining the team on a road trip in 2008… How Kim Ng, Major League […]

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Reclaim Your Space – An Experiment in Converting Posts to Useful Resources

Inspired by other creative bloggers out there, I have commenced the development of useful resources based on posts within the Strategic Teams Blog and from my book: Engage, Communicate and Act 😊 So, my first attempt is: Reclaim Your Space. This booklet is based on a short post, from a little while back regarding the […]

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Eating the Elephant – How to Tackle Tasks of Any Size, Simply

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! The maxim of eating an elephant is well known. There is only one way to tackle a Herculean task (or perhaps even more disconcertingly because of its size or difficulty that as a result induces procrastination): start! Regardless of the type of person you […]

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Rooster Today, Feather-duster Tomorrow

I thought I would share a saying with you from my time as a CEO in local government. “Rooster today, feather-duster tomorrow” recognises how your effectiveness is seen in different places. You are you, but somehow, as you move from job to job, or situation to situation, it either goes well or it goes horribly […]

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Four Reasons To Take Short Breaks Regularly

Linda and I were reminded during the week of the importance of taking time out from our busy lives. We actually decided to take Wednesday and Thursday off and spend it with our boys in the Swan Valley. In fact we booked into the Vines and lived home away from home. So it was a […]

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