Episode 1: Building Resilient Teams during Covid with Mat Tinkler

Welcome to the first 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 Mat Tinkler, the Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and International Programs at Save the Children. In this episode: Mat generously shares what he is doing to support his own mental health, mindset + [...]

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Feel Like You’re Treading Water? You Need This…

How are you? Anyone else struggling to answer this question right now? Like most of us, Alison from our team has had her fair share of wobbles during the recent months, but always comes back to our Daily To FEEL List to help reset. "Working out what really matters THAT DAY calms my anxiety and any overwhelming feelings. I use the list kind of like a contract with myself for the day: this is how I want [...]

Stressed? Tricky Stakeholder? Try this…

Picture this. It was make or break. It was the evening before one of the biggest opportunities for Top Five. I was going to be front and centre at the Employer Of Choice Breakfast with the 80 best employers of their industry. Not only that, but the state government was also endorsing my work as ‘an organisation that can truly build supportive, productive and mentally healthy workplaces’  plus one of clients was going to be sharing [...]

This Guy’s Career Was About To Be Over

I felt sorry for the reporter who in the midst of the Corona news accidentally threw in an old update. The Corona chaos had caught him out in a public way. The other news stations would have a field day and he’d probably become a meme for this mistake. The breaking news… Tom Hanks has Corona virus.  I’d heard it five days before. And then I realised.  I should be the meme. A meme of someone [...]

Two Snakes + a Brain Hijacking

So there we were, the four of us, each standing on a rock in the stream and our hearts pounding with fear.  We were a team but we may as well have been 100 miles apart. We were on a "team building" weekend for a leadership program we ran together.  Sally, Rich, Ange and I.  We were taking on the 7 km bush track from Lorne up to Erskine Falls and at exactly halfway in Sal [...]

Let’s play a game…

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring three things with you, what would they be? Me? I’d take... mint slices soda water gratitude Gratitude? What?! It’s not so I can sit on the beach looking out at the ocean and feeling blissful and #blessed being stranded. It’s not about positively thinking my way out of this Castaway situation. It’s about [...]

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