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Uncertainty is killing your team… make a decision

Uncertainty is killing your team… make a decision

Making decisions and executing quickly on change is critical to success. Leaders need to be able to think strategically (slow down) and be able to move quickly; leveraging speed in two places. You’ll make thousands of decisions across your career.

Why your rock stars are killing your business

Why your rock stars are killing your business

Sick of the rock star drama? Everyone loves a rock star. They attract a crowd. They create buzz and can electrify a place. The experience is memorable and you just want more of their music, shirts, whatever once you’ve been to a concert.

Overcoming your decision-making drain

Overcoming your decision-making drain

Time to get autonomous How many decisions do you make a day? 100, 1,000, 10,000??? Do you know? 35,000+ is the current agreed number. And for you as a leader that number can only be higher since you’re not only making decisions for yourself but for your team and company.

Bored senseless by that meeting (part 2)?

Bored senseless by that meeting (part 2)?

Last week we hit part one of killing the bore factor in your meetings. Here’s part 2 to help you lift your meeting game and smash the outcomes. Make it easy to kill waffling Sometimes in teams who work really well together, banter can become a runaway train.

Bored senseless by that meeting (part 1)?

Bored senseless by that meeting (part 1)?

I recently had a chat with a business owner and we got to discussing the daily meeting (huddle). Like so many others, he was frustrated with the outcomes of the daily meeting and was considering dropping the whole thing. Here is how I helped him fix it (and how you can too) so you don’t pull a Linetti

Today’s shift: No… I don’t want it!

Today’s shift: No… I don’t want it!

Today is about a topic I really love (to be fair I love all of it, but this one just a bit more): the power of no. You might be tempted to click out of this, but give it a read… you may be surprised just how many non-no’s (yes) are killing your growth. By growth I mean you, your team.

Today’s shift: Good talent is a b*tch to find right now…

Today’s shift: Good talent is a b*tch to find right now…

When’s the last time you tried to recruit? When’s the last time you did salary benchmarking? How about replacing a ‘lost’ team member? If you’ve had a crack at it, you’ll know the market has gone b-a-n-a-n-a-s. This is a problem… and here is why you care. If you haven’t dug into the stats, unemployment in WA is at the lowest it has been since 2013 (4.7%)

The overused A word and what it means as a leader (podcast)

The overused A word and what it means as a leader (podcast)

With the return back to the office (I’m ready to bust out of this home office madness), I’ve got something new for you this week. No newsletter, but instead a guest spot on Max’s Island. Tony, the host of Max’s Island interviews people chasing the time that someone backed themselves and dared to be a leader.

Unmanaged Conflict: The longer it goes on, the worse it’s going to get

Unmanaged Conflict: The longer it goes on, the worse it’s going to get

I’ve been spending A lot of time lately helping our clients to deal with conflict. But before you roll your eyes, the conflict isn’t the problem. It’s the other thing that’s rotting your team to its core… The problem isn’t conflict You definitely want conflict. What I’m seeing killing teams and companies is the lack of conflict and escalation channels for conflict.

Why Broken Company Culture Means Racking Up The Pain

Why Broken Company Culture Means Racking Up The Pain

f your company culture is broken, what are your values and how do you shift them? Without looking at the wall or your screensaver or your corporate issued tattoo… tell me what your company values are … There are probably 5 or 6 of them, aye? Did you guess all of them yet? Why doesn’t anyone know what they are?

How To Smash Your One On Ones Meetings

How To Smash Your One On Ones Meetings

NAILING YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MEETINGS How to have effective one on one meetings Part of people centred growth is nailing your team coms. One on one meetings are a core part of this. Good leaders know they need to have monthly one on ones with their team to break down barriers, expose risks, foster culture and achieve results.