Truth #3: Define Your Intention

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 »

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 »

Professional Generosity and Kindness

We all get that relationships matter, and science can help us to focus on what matters in our professional and personal relationships. Writing for Business Insider Science, Emily Esfahani Smith highlights some recent research that points to two key elements that are associated with long term relationships. They are: kindness and generosity. Now while this … Read more »

Counting Your Intentions
Builds Trust Relationships

Whether you’re an executive leader or team member, or when you’re thinking about your professional or personal life, we all get that some things in life count more than others. Albert Einstein said ‘Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.’ When I first read that quote many … Read more »

Science Links Intention With Wellbeing

One of the most reported findings of research in the field of applied positive psychology is that the majority of people would rather be flourishing than languishing in their life. It just makes sense doesn’t it? It’s a reality that not everyone in the world has the same amount of freedom to choose what they … Read more »

Compassionate Leadership Is Not ‘Soft’

I struggle to come to terms with what so many people refer to as ‘SOFT SKILLS’. A skill is a skill. Whether it’s soft or hard is irrelevant. What’s important is whether the skill is being learned and applied at a level of competence or mastery that results in desired goal achievement. I don’t understand … Read more »

4 Vital Steps To Benefit
From Intentional Action

If as a leader you want to positively shift individual or team performance, improve morale and motivation, and reap the benefits of a genuinely engaged workforce, develop the mindset and capability of your team on Intentional Action. There’s a big difference between doing what you do and doing what you do with clear and aligned … Read more »

Innovation Impacted By Distrust

A recent research finding reports that 52% of Gen Z’s and Gen Y’s state that honesty is the most important quality for being a good leader, and with Millennials fast becoming the largest percentage of employees (and soon to be leaders) within corporate Australia, honesty and trustworthiness can no longer be just taken for granted… … Read more »