When team wellbeing goes wrong

“How many letters in the alphabet?” Team trivia are all fun and games, unless you’re using them as the one and only solution to team wellbeing. We know why it’s happening. Leaders are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They know their team’s struggling, they’re close to burn out which can lead to those feelings of disconnection and loneliness. And in the “good ol’ pre-pandemic days” a couple of beers and rounds of trivia on a Friday night to circuit break was helpful. But using trivia as your only means to reconnect, refuel, and recharge your team isn’t going to cut it. [...]

By |2022-06-27T16:49:35+10:00June 24th, 2022|Mindset, Resilience|

Life Without Barriers’ Claire Robbs on What it Really Takes to Build Strong, Confident + Resilient 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 chat with Claire Robbs, CEO of Life Without Barriers. As one of Australia's largest charitable organisations, Life Without Barriers supports around 25,000 people each year in the areas of disability support, aged care, mental health, drug and alcohol services, services for refugees and people seeking asylum, and support for some of Australia's most vulnerable children, young people and families in the child protection system in out [...]

By |2021-12-08T12:15:28+11:00December 8th, 2021|Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Resilience, Resilient Teams|

Launch Housing’s Tanya Armstrong on How to Fuel Team Resilience When Work Feels Very, Very Hard

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. In this episode Tanya Armstrong, General Manager at Launch Housing, talks about refuelling team resilience when the work feels very, very hard. Launch provide high quality housing and an innovative range of support, education and employment services. They bring together solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands of people who are at risk of, or currently experiencing, the crisis and trauma of homelessness. Tanya cares fiercely and [...]

By |2021-12-03T09:13:12+11:00December 2nd, 2021|Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Resilience, Resilient Teams, Uncategorised|

Cube Group’s Ben Schramm on Why Investing in a Growth Mindset Pays Off

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. In this episode we chat with Ben Schramm from Cube Group  about why investing in a growth mindset pays off. As founder and managing partner of Cube Group, a purpose-driven consultancy with a strong vision for a better future, Ben works with clients to develop bold strategic plans, strengthen leadership performance and design operating models that achieve real, enduring change.  Ben is a strategic [...]

By |2021-11-26T10:44:13+11:00November 26th, 2021|Leadership, Mindset, Podcast, Resilience, Resilient Teams, Uncategorised|

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 [...]

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 |2021-09-23T10:15:27+10:00October 5th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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