When you’re not feeling like you’re on your game, motivation’s waning, and you can’t talk yourself out of your funk, no matter how many positive affirmations you recite, it’s time to look towards your team. In this episode with Patty Kinnersly, Chief Executive Officer of Our Watch + Vice President of the Carlton Football Club Board, we discuss a really powerful technique to use your team to change your mindset in an unexpected way. Our Watch, a not-for-profit organisation established to drive nationwide change in the structures, norms and practices that lead to violence against women and their children. A leading [...]
Role clarity. It seems so simple it’d be easy to miss. Of course there’s a job description when the contract is signed, but how do you use that as a tool to support mental fitness and wellbeing in your team? One of the most important ingredients for a successful team is when they know what their role is and how it fits into the purpose of the organisation. This is what we spoke about with Barb Brown, Executive Manager of People & Culture from St Lukes Health on the podcast this week. Barb is an award winning HR leader who has [...]
As a leader it makes sense to do team building work when you’ve got a full team right? The truth is, there’s so much change and movement within roles and across organisations right now that having a full team is rare. And every day you wait on team building is another day that the culture you’re trying to shift is under pressure. If you want to future-proof your culture, it starts now, by focusing on your current team, regardless of a few empty roles on the org chart. That’s where we met Will Wettenhall. Will heads up an Environment + Community team and when [...]
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, proactive and energetic leader of high performing teams, Paula knew everyone was feeling stretched. There was a lack of confidence, burn out from the past two years [...]
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 for attitude” ship has sailed. In this episode: Why this happens Why it’s critical to "train for attitude" How to get some complimentary [...]
CASE STUDY: Melbourne University – What does a 100% hit rate for building team resilience actually look like?
You're leading a team. You’re feeling stretched after ongoing uncertainty. And if you’re honest with yourself, you haven’t felt like yourself in what feels forever. Something needs to change and you’re not talking about another general wellness webinar. You’re looking for something deeply tailored to your team that delivers real, sustainable change. You’re not alone. All leaders are feeling this in some way. As a leader of a fast growing team, Annaliese McPharlin, Operations Manager at the University of Melbourne, knew everyone was feeling stretched. She’d heard Clare speak and immediately knew it was different from other training programs. When it was time for [...]