7 reasons NOT to hire us to build your teams’ resilience and wellbeing

We get it. Another potentially cheesy team workshop? Eye roll. But we know building team resilience and wellbeing is important. 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 proactive tools for building team resilience and wellbeing. If you love people sobbing in your office because someone used their mug, then don’t hire us. Reason 2: Your favourite type of motivation is having someone in to talk about their (dramatic [...]

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  Why mindset + resilience training isn't a nice idea Transcript EXPERT INSIGHT: The Waiting Zone That Many of us Don’t [...]

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 support her own mental health, mindset + resilience  Rhian shares how this is extended to her global team at AIME Host, Clare Desira, expands on [...]

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 bringing more meaning into our work for you and your teams Transcript EXPERT INSIGHT: Five Ways to Avoid Burnout + Recharging [...]

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. In this episode: Michael generously shares what he is doing to support his own mental health, mindset + resilience Michael shares how this is extended [...]

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 this is extended to her team at Oz Harvest Host, Clare Desira, expands on one of Ronni's most important tips Clare leaves you with practical [...]

By |2021-09-23T10:15:31+10:00September 21st, 2020|Change Management, Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Resilience, Resilient Teams|

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 how our work supported them through a tricky merge. An opportunity like this is the stuff dreams are made of. So, I arrived at the hotel with [...]

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 pushing refresh on their screen as they were desperately seeking an update. It was fresh news from that day. I’d fallen into the news treadmill and felt [...]

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 walked over a tiger snake. Sal was on one side of the path and the rest of us were stuck paralysed on the other side. Too scared [...]

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 survival. Because right now, if you're stranded on a desert island, then you’re likely reeling with a negativity bias. You’re dialled into the worst case [...]

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