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7 Reasons NOT to Hire Us to Support Your Team!

We get it. Another potentially cheesy team workshop? Eye roll. Here are 7 reasons why you should definitely NOT hire Top Five to support your team! Reason 1: You love sitting on the sidelines and waiting until your team is in crisis mode At Top Five, we’re all about giving your teams proactive tools for building resilience, focus + mental health. If you love people sobbing in your office because someone used their mug, then don’t hire us. [...]

EXPERT INSIGHT: The Waiting Zone That Many of us Don’t Realise We’re Stuck In

In our sixth bonus episode, host Clare Desira, expands on opportunities for generous leaders to proactively build their own resilience, well being and mental health and extend this to their teams. In this episode, Clare shares: A waiting zone that we often don't realise we're stuck in  A few things Clare has learnt in almost 20 years working in this space  Three ways to get out of the waiting zone  [...]

How do pandemic wellbeing tips stack up against long term wellbeing models?

Our recent podcast episode Five Ways to Avoid Burnout + Recharging on the Fly explores the positive psychology PERMA model for sustainable wellbeing. In the middle of a global pandemic, it's of course normal for the idea of long term wellbeing to be far from our minds. Interestingly, many specific tips for wellbeing and mental health during the current crisis also align with this long term model of wellbeing, PERMA. We enjoyed mapping a few examples of [...]

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Episode 6: AIME’s Rhian Miller on What it Takes to Balance Empathy, Drive and Resilience

Welcome to another interview from Leading Generous Teams, where we’ll be chatting with leaders about how they’re supporting their teams through the difficulties of COVID-19 and where they are finding their own support. Today we talk to Rhian Miller, who heads up AIME's programs across 6 countries.  AIME (formerly Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) is now bridging the gap across the world. In this episode: Rhian generously shares what she is doing to [...]

EXPERT INSIGHT: Five Ways to Avoid Burnout + Recharging on the Fly

In our fifth bonus episode, host Clare Desira, expands on opportunities for generous leaders to proactively build their own resilience, well being and mental health and extend this to their teams. In this episode, Clare explores:  An approach for when we're so close to burn out - it's not holidays! How we can support our teams to not reach burn out in the first place A five part model for [...]

Episode 5: VAHS’ Michael Graham on Maintaining Connections and Taking a Break

Welcome to the next episode of Leading Generous Teams, where we’ll be chatting with leaders about how they’re supporting their teams through the difficulties of COVID-19 and where they are finding their own support. Today we talk to Michael Graham, the CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) As a heads up this episode includes a mentioned of self-harm, suicide and drug use. Please see the numbers below if you need immediate support. [...]

EXPERT INSIGHT: Myths About “Finding Your Purpose” + What to Try Instead

In our fourth bonus episode, host Clare Desira, expands on opportunities for generous leaders to proactively build their own resilience, well being and mental health and extend this to their teams. In this episode, Clare shares: A common myth about "finding our purpose" A personal story about finding purpose during challenging times An easy framework + reflection questions for bringing more purpose into your work and life [...]

Episode 4: Oz Harvest’s Ronni Kahn on Unsaid Power of Permission in Leadership

Welcome to another interview from Leading Generous Teams, where we’ll be chatting with leaders about how they’re supporting their teams through the difficulties of COVID-19 and where they are finding their own support. Today we talk to Ronni Kahn, accidental activist and CEO of food rescue charity Oz Harvest. In this episode: Ronni generously shares what she is doing to support her own mental health, mindset + resilience Ronni shares how [...]

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