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Four Steps To Help You Successfully Start 2023

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. […]

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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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Seeking Clarity Within the Fog! The Art of Negotiation Using 5 Key Concepts.

I mention regularly how foggy it is at the top of an organisation. This is no different when seeking an outcome during a negotiation. When faced with any negotiation, even the most simple, we can be shrouded in fog. We find ourselves uncertain as to how we make our way through the murkiness. You would […]

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If You Were A Sailor, What Type of Leader Would You Be? Exploring the 8 Styles of Leadership

I thought I would have some fun regarding leadership styles and applying them to the Golden Age of Sail… From the mid 1600s through to the sub mid 1700s, buccaneers, pirates and naval captains were busily plying their respective trades. It was all about the treasure, and in particular, the treasure of Spain. After this […]

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The Leader’s Prayer

I promise not to lift up and look under any rocks today! The Background To This Saying The great Western Australian conservationist and environmentalist Harry Butler was well known for looking under rocks and finding all sorts of surprises. Harry had an awesome show on TV a long time ago – In The Wild, which […]

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Free Project Presentation Reporting Template

Another experiment in developing free useful resources for you In a recent post on the KISS principle, I provided an example of a highly effective tool I use regarding reporting on projects in presentation format. In my line of work I may have to report on up to 30 – 40 projects across a wide […]

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4 Tips on How to Stop Overthinking and KISS!

For those of you out there who are like me and overthink just about everything, there is a solution. I have no doubt you have heard of the KISS principle. Most of us know it stands for: Keep It Simple Stupid. In fact, the letters KISS do have a number of other meanings such as: […]

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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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Problems, Solutions and Options – A Veritable Tale

A key leadership and management tool I learnt early on was the wisdom of problems… The first time I became an acting manager, on the very first day I sat down and asked myself: “where do I start?” It occurred to me quite naturally, perhaps I needed to write a list of everything I was […]

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