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Making Sense Of 2023 – Keeping It Simple

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 […]

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Spuddling, Procrastination And Watching Kdramas 😁

Today is just a short post to let you know that we have popped down to Tasmania (Westbury) for a week or so. After eight days back at work, we found ourselves flying across the Australian continent to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Westbury, Tasmania for ten days or so. From this… To this… […]

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How To Be That Diamond Your Boss Is Looking For!

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. […]

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How To Build in Redundancy (Down Time)

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 […]

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Understanding The Myth Of The Neat Office!

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 […]

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Three Simple Rules For Preventing Burnout

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 […]

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One Action That Will Change Your Life (And of those around you) – Remove In-trays!!!

As some of you may know, I took over the administration of a local government as CEO this week. My appointment is temporary, but I have never been one to let the dust settle. In my previous post I set out my plan of attack to hit the ground running. I can safely say that […]

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The Three Attributes of a Good Leader – VLS

There are three qualities I believe a good leader should aspire to achieve before all others The people we work with are human – never forget that. They deserve your trust and respect. The best way to value them is to make them feel a part of what is happening and to give them a […]

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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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