CASE STUDY: IFM Investors – What does a 100% hit rate for building team resilience actually look like?

Shifting a culture isn’t easy. Bringing together a group of individuals both new and familiar with their organisation to work towards a common goal of repositioning their role in the organisation to true strategic partners? Even harder. Especially when everyone in the thick of navigating broader organisational change. But that’s exactly the position Paula Benson, Head of Global Brand, Marketing & Communications at IFM Investors, was in when she decided to work with us. As a strategic, [...]

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Bonus Episode: Inherited a team with the wrong attitude?

Inherited a team that is stuck in old ways of thinking + working? The ol’ “Hire for attitude, train for skill,” doesn’t cut it anymore. We’ve all heard the saying “Hire for attitude, train for skill,” and that’s nice, but how often do you get to build a team from scratch?  More often than not, our teams are a patchwork of other people’s decisions and history. So when you inherit a team, the “hiring [...]

Your first team meeting sorted + other ways to shake off confusing new year motivation

Life back at work in January can feel like a confusing patchwork of exciting plans and low motivation. Especially if you're recovering from extra time with extended family, looking after others and enviously daydreaming about others still on leave. That to-do list you diligently wrote out in December for the "New Year you" can feel heavy + uninspiring. We've got loads of ways to help with this: YOUR FIRST TEAM MEETING SORTED Refresh the rhythm of your [...]

Oxfam CEO, Lyn Morgain on the strategic importance of learning how to share joy, motivate teams and lift culture

Shallow or strategic?  What comes to mind when you think of the highlight reel of your work?  It’s shallow. Like you’re glossing over what still needs to be done. You just don’t have time for it. And yet, in my conversation with Lyn Morgain, CEO of Oxfam on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week, we discussed the strategic importance of learning how to share the joy and those moments of highlight. Lyn Morgain [...]

VACCHO Executive, Sheree Lowe on why the strongest leaders don’t have all the answers

There’s a lot of vulnerability that comes with being a leader, and one that we see consistently is the inaction leaders sit in when they don’t know the answers. They think that “when I have more experience, or I’ve been here, in this role a little longer, then I’ll have the answers.” But the truth is, the strongest leaders don’t have all the answers. That’s what I discussed with Sheree Lowe, Executive Director, Social [...]

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s CEO, Dermot O’Gorman on how a hopeful mindset fuels bigger picture thinking and motivates teams

Hope.  It’s usually reserved for 11th hour miracles and when you’ve surrendered to exhausting all options. Broad hopeful thinking doesn’t create change however, used strategically, hope can supercharge your bigger picture and your energy on a daily basis.  That’s what I discussed with Dermot O'Gorman, CEO of World Wildlife Fund on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week.  Dermot is a global sustainable development leader with 25 years’ experience in envisioning, ideating, and implementing [...]

INVITATION: Unstoppable Leadership – Complimentary workshop to fuel your leadership for a strong start to 2023

INVITATION: Unstoppable Leadership with International Coach of the Year Clare Desira Positive thinking won’t cut it. To lead today, it’s not just about equipping your team with the right technical skills, it’s about knowing how to fuel a helpful, encouraging, and productive culture, even during change. Described as the most refreshing take on mindset, resilience, leadership and productivity, Top Five Movement’s award winning work draws on motivation and neuroscience research to approach mindset, mindfulness [...]

Bank Australia’s Chief Impact Officer, Sasha Courville on confidence rather than comfort during change.

One of the biggest lessons for people working in leadership and for-purpose roles is the need to be able to navigate uncertainty and work within ambiguity.  The stock standard advice is to learn how to get comfortable during change. But that’s outdated thinking. The landscape has shifted and we’re living in a constant state of change. Rather than wanting to get comfortable, it’s time to get confident during change.  That’s what I discussed with [...]

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