Why Your Employee Engagement Strategies May Be A Waste Of Time

Many leaders aiming to have positively engaged employees, may be wasting their time. In the latest edition of Australian Human Resource Director magazine, citing the Direct Health Solutions’ 2015 Absence Management and Wellbeing Survey, it was highlighted that the average amount (per employee) that a business loses to absenteeism annually is $2,984. This figure however … Read more »

What Are You Prepared To Do?

Part of my new year strategic planning is to reflect on the most important pieces of advice that I’ve received in my professional and personal life. In this post, let me ask you… What comes to top of mind for you when you think of the most important advice you’ve received? For me, as I … Read more »

Leaders need Responsibleness Not Responsibility

Almost any leader will be able to impose responsibility on their individual and collective team members. Imposing responsibility is very much a command-follow and carrot/stick leadership tactic. Responsibility is imposed externally through fear or reward. This is the basis of consequence management, and it’s paradoxical. If a leader chooses not to apply consequence management, (celebrating, sharing … Read more »

How to be at ease with disruption

Recently I stumbled upon a word the Japanese use to describe serenity in the midst of activity or chaos. The word is ‘Seijaku’. While it has other meanings including peacefulness, this idea of finding serenity in the midst of chaos has significance for any organisational leader looking for ways to better manage disruption, distraction and … Read more »

Why You Need A Self-Determined Growth Mindset In 2016

Are you feeling like 2016 has already started to get away from you? Is your hope that this year will be less disruptive than last? Are you already under the pump to meet competing deadlines, reports, targets or client demands? Despite what many of the self-help gurus suggest (or demand) of you, just telling yourself … Read more »

More Meaning Builds More Self-Trust

Before others will trust you, and before you can comfortably trust in others, you need to have earned and maintain your own self-trust. You can see in the model here that pivoting on the bottom of the pointy end of the inverted triangle of three trusts is Self-trust. The triangle of three trusts is inverted … Read more »

Money, Mentors, Trust & Happiness

This post will give you a peek inside how my mind works in connections and patterns. I’m going to start with a radio interview that prompted me to think about money, which prompted me to think about trusted mentors which prompted me to answer the question ‘does money buy happiness?’ I was interviewed last week … Read more »

Flourishing Employees Are Meaningfully Engaged

In the competitive world of disruption, distraction and change, there’s a piece of advice from Viktor Frankl that heralds a real opportunity for leaders and human resource professionals to help employees find meaning at work as part of their on-going employee engagement strategy. Victor Frankl, author of the book Man’s Search For Meaning, said “There is … Read more »

Switched On World Is Killing Empathy

Empathy for others is a key element in the forming and maintenance of any professional and personal relationship. Without empathy, we find it difficult to understand the viewpoint and feelings of others. Without empathy, we can become detached from what really matters most to others. What if we were losing the capacity for empathy? What … Read more »

Trust In Corporate or Team Culture

To what extent is your corporate or team culture promoting, demonstrating and rewarding TRUST? If you’re not sure, then there’s a high likelihood that trust is at risk… and when trust is at risk, everything is at risk. My friend Barbara Brooks Kimmel who formed and continues to breathe air into The Trust Alliance community … Read more »