Mindset

7 Reasons NOT to Hire Us to Support Your Team!

We get it. Another potentially cheesy team workshop? Eye roll. 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 your teams proactive tools for building resilience, focus + mental health. 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 and totally non-relatable) climb to Mount Everest At Top [...]

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 [...]

How do pandemic wellbeing tips stack up against long term wellbeing models?

Our recent podcast episode Five Ways to Avoid Burnout + Recharging on the Fly explores the positive psychology PERMA model for sustainable wellbeing. In the middle of a global pandemic, it's of course normal for the idea of long term wellbeing to be far from our minds. Interestingly, many specific tips for wellbeing and mental health during the current crisis also align with this long term model of wellbeing, PERMA. We enjoyed mapping a few examples of pandemic wellbeing tips from the incredible resources by Beyond Blue and the World Health Organisation with the PERMA model.  We love the thought that these short term [...]

By |2020-10-06T10:55:29+11:00October 6th, 2020|Mindset, Mindset Tools, Resilience|

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 [...]

EXPERT INSIGHT: Myths About “Finding Your Purpose” + What to Try Instead

In our fourth 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 common myth about "finding our purpose" A personal story about finding purpose during challenging times An easy framework + reflection questions for bringing more purpose into your work and life Transcript EXPERT INSIGHT: Myths About "Finding Your Purpose" + What to Try Instead Never miss an episode [...]

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 |2020-10-16T10:24:23+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Change Management, Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Resilience, Resilient Teams|

Expert Insight: Three Questions to Get You Off The Busy Treadmill

In our third 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 common behaviour loop for change A personal story about pandemic change Three reflection questions to support you when you're next stuck on a treadmill of "busy-ness" or fear Clare leaves you with three questions to try yourself and with your teams. Transcript Expert Insight: Three Questions to Get You Off The Busy Treadmill [...]

By |2020-10-16T10:01:22+11:00September 22nd, 2020|Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Productivity, Resilience, Resilient Teams|

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 to feel; a little bit of focus on this task will go a long way; I need to do this task to feel free... For such a [...]

By |2020-08-17T10:13:09+10:00August 17th, 2020|Mindset, Mindset Tools, Productivity|

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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