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Why do organisations need a strategic plan?

Why do organisations need a strategic plan?

So many organisations are spending all of their energy on the ‘doing’ and not so much on the planning. When you’re down in the weeds and dealing with the day to day, it can be hard to see when and even why you would find the time to look at the bigger picture. Not...

The supreme value of mentoring

The supreme value of mentoring

I coach people from all walks of life and who are in all stages of life. In the past six months I’ve coached (among many others) a university student, a young woman in the early stages of her career, a leader who is winding down her career and thinking about life...

Are expectations making you unhappy?

Are expectations making you unhappy?

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Third Space’ by Dr Adam Fraser. It has a whole lot of take always and a big one for me was expectations versus intentions. He says that we often carry a whole set of expectations into every situation and there’s the possibility that we...

Enough is enough; a survivor’s perspective

Enough is enough; a survivor’s perspective

(Photo credit: The Guardian) I watched the 7:30 report last night on ABC which was solely dedicated to covering the rallies across the country asking for human rights for women. Enough is enough, they said. Enough sexual violence in workplaces, in institutions, in the...

Employee Wellbeing

When you think of wellbeing in the workplace you might think about things like a social club, team building days and your Employee Assistance Program. What might not come to mind is the day to day stuff that can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Wellbeing and...

No passengers here; dealing with poor performance

No passengers here; dealing with poor performance

One of the most common pain points managers talk to me about is dealing with poor performance. This can show up as disrespectful behaviour (like ignoring or arguing with reasonable directions), not pulling their weight as a team member or just not doing the job they...