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Killing me Softly – Is ‘Kindness’ Killing Your Leadership Capability?

Kindness is a beautiful attribute. When I meet someone new, one of the first questions that come to mind is, is this person kind? For me, the ability to be kind signals a person occupies a higher level of development when acted upon for the benefit of others and not motivated by unmet needs. Kindness …

Leading Out of Lock Down – Seven Practical Leadership Strategies to Protect Your Teams Wellbeing

Lockdowns have forced people from workplaces and into their own homes. Teams have had to abandon the office and work from home to stay safe, keeping jobs, organisations, and the economy afloat. While physical isolation is a highly effective strategy to stop the virus from spreading, the resulting separation, loneliness and disconnection from our working …

Stay Or Leave? The Moral Paralysis Of Leadership In Financial Services

A healthy financial service sector is the cardiovascular system of our nation’s economy. It is part of a bigger global system. Working in and being a part of this is intrinsically a noble vocation. Without a robust services system, Australia would not afford the high standard of living it does. Financial and banking services are …

The Seven Golden Rules of 360 Leadership Assessment

This principle that underpins all we do – the success and psychological safety of the leaders we coach is our number one priority. Therefore, we live by these golden rules when coaching with 360 leadership assessments. 1. Voluntary participation– Leaders undergoing the 360 must fully be informed about the process and be a voluntary participant. …

Ten Commandments Of Coaching

Number One Great coaches understand that confidentiality creates trust, and this trust is the cornerstone of effective coaching. They know to deliver great outcomes, coaching must be founded in evidence-based research. Not pseudoscience, NLP, gut instinct or some ‘special formula’. Great coaches commit to gaining a recognised education. This education has a solid foundation in …

The Slightly SMART And Not So Dumb Guide To Goal Setting – Part 2

A guide for leaders – Part 2 Types of goals and how they can complement each other Goals do not come in one size or type. To achieve goals, coaches help clients to create what are called goal hierarchies. These hierarchies help us to see what effort is required to achieve the goal. They split …

The Slightly SMART And Not So Dumb Guide To Goal Setting – Part 1

A guide for leaders – Part 1 Simply put, a goal is the desired state we want to move towards. Essentially coaching is a goal-directed process.  Creating goals that ensure achievement means coaches need to have an in-depth knowledge of coaching psychology research, motivational theory, and goal theory. This understanding allows coaches to help clients …

Coaching supervsion, the missing link in coaching excellence

For many coaches working in the developmental coaching space, much of the coaching dialogue is aimed at creating breakthrough insights. Coaches work with clients to become aware of limiting patterns of thinking and behaviour. These are patterns of thinking and being that get in the way of who, and where clients want to be. Coaching …

Do you have a plan for leadership success?

In our fast-paced changing organisations, it doesn’t take long for your skills to fall behind what’s needed to meet the demands of your leadership role. Leadership today means keeping pace with change and disruption on a grand scale. What are the pressures? Being in a leadership role with continuous pressure from above and below can …

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