It’s time to welcome back the critics

We’ve all read or heard about the research that validates for business leaders the importance of having a happy and positive workforce. But what about the value that the ‘black hatters’, critics and deep thinkers can add to the success of workplaces? One of my favourite researchers and writers on what is now being referred … Read more »

Can good intentions for others
lead to disappointment?

I was asked recently, couldn’t setting intentions for others just lead to disappointment if those intentions are not realised? The practical application and value of the Intentionomics Trust Model has been field tested with various corporate roles including customer service and sales people through to Leadership and Executive Boards stakeholder strategic planning. And the model … Read more »

What are you doing to Make Life Better?

How can you make life better for yourself and for others who you impact thought your various life roles? I think this is a really important question, and it’s one that I am investing a considerable amount of time this year in my Master Degree in Applied Positive Psychology. In this post I want to … Read more »

Employee Engagement – Yes And… Yes But!

Many years of tertiary study has helped me to develop a healthy and intentionally critical approach to reading research studies and their associated findings. While reading and reviewing, I’m constantly asking myself “Yes… and what else?” or “Yes… but what’s missing?” or variations on those questions. While I don’t advocate that approach to life in … Read more »

The Impact of Intentional Trust
On Making Life Better

Thanks to the many people who have sent me emails to check in on what I’ve been up to… it’s been quite a while since my last post in September. October has been a full-on month where Liz and I have been in Hawaii on conference where I presented a keynote presentation and then a … Read more »

The risk and cost of
distrusted leaders

I want to thank Steve Simpson for letting me know about a 2013 Global Leadership Pulse Survey, that reports while most organisational leaders say it is important for employees to trust them, however, more than 65% of employees rate their level of trust in their leaders as moderate at best. If these statistics were valid … Read more »

How to stop fear from
hijacking your motivation

I’ve been listening in to the conversations of people during breaks at conferences I’ve been attending recently, and sadly, it doesn’t take long for the conversations to focus on these miserable low-lifes who are currently and increasingly, terrorising the world. It’s prompted me to ask of myself, my family and now here in this post, … Read more »

Are You On The
Consumption Treadmill?

The Greek philosopher Epicurus said: “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” This is not to say that we oughtn’t be striving to achieve and have the things in our life that will add more … Read more »

Searching for meaning in life
just might be meaningless!

I recently watched this acceptance speech by Tim Michin who had just received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Western Australia… I highly recommend you watch it too. I just love Tim’s idea that ‘searching for meaning to be a meaningless venture’ – rather, live now, more intentionally mindful in more moments, … Read more »

Can your future-self
trust your current-self?

Yesterday I conducted a lecture on The Science of Intentional Trust to around 100 University of Technology Sydney undergraduates studying Collaborative Business Processes. Well, my presentation style doesn’t really equate to the typical lecture, and it was certainly a surprise approach for many of the 2nd year Information/Business degree students. One of the key areas … Read more »