Change Management

GreenPeace CEO, David Ritter, on the role of detachment for bigger impact

Detachment gets a bad reputation. People assume it means caring less. But as we learned from our conversation from David Ritter, CEO of GreenPeace Australia Pacific , detachment can bring the perspective you need to focus on making the most impactful decisions. That’s what I discussed with David on our Leading Generous Teams podcast this week. David leads a talented and determined team campaigning to fulfill Greenpeace's mission to secure an earth capable of nurturing life in all of its magnificent diversity. In this episode: How David Ritter fuels and engages his team, even during change Insights into [...]

Mission Australia’s Nada Nasser on the two types of boundaries you need to motivate and lead generous teams

How can you motivate and lead teams when the work never ends? For system reform and social change, there are two types of boundaries you need to understand. The ones that you can push for better outcomes. And just as importantly, the ones you need to set for yourself. No one knows this better than Nada Nasser, State Director - NSW/ACT/VIC of Mission Australia. And this is what we talked about on this week’s Leading Generous Teams podcast. In her role at Mission Australia, Nada Nasser leads 260 services across homelessness; child, youth and family; employment; mental health; AOD; strengthening communities [...]

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 [...]

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! Listen here or read below: 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 [...]

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 [...]

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