Category Archives: Blog

The Four Burners Theory: The Downside of Work-Life Balance

I read this article on James I started following James because of his tips for physical fitness; however it is his insights about motivation and success that held my interest. James describes himself as: “an author, photographer, and weightlifter. … READ MORE

The Toblerone Challenge – Providing Feedback

Imagine you have a present for someone in your team; it’s appropriate and needed – it also has the potential to improve someone’s life and make their work more fulfilling.  It is not a 1 metre block of Toblerone ™, … READ MORE

Degree or Experience – What’s more important to you?

Article by Scott Timmins Something has dogged me for years and I am not sure what the answer is. So rather that continue to mull over it I thought I would ask our network of professional for their advice? Recently … READ MORE

How BIG is your chair?

Status in the animal kingdom is usually an expression of power or dominance, it’s a ‘pecking order’ and it’s generally fairly static. The dominant matriarch in lion society is number one in the pride and she stays that way until … READ MORE

Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill – Why we go there

“I have called you all in to let you know that I have just met with the senior directors of the company. They have informed me that there are going to be some big changes coming up. I don’t know … READ MORE

What Do You Do When You’ve Been Institutionalised

If you have ever found yourself at a cross road in life, having to change the way you view the world and how you interacted with it, then you will appreciate how difficult it is to de-institutionalise yourself when facing … READ MORE

Luxury coach driver! – Confessions from an executive coach

How many times have you been talking to a friend and one of you has felt a spring release in your mind. The next words spoken may be something along the lines of, “Why didn’t I think of that?” or … READ MORE

“The times they are a changing”

My experience with change is probably no different than anyone else. Some change initiatives have achieved success, however more often than not many have had a profound negative impact on employees, customers and the company’s brand for years. When I … READ MORE

Working with a Narcissist – Part 1

Having spent time working abroad in different countries, in the big cities as well as small rural towns like Oakey, Albury and Wagga Wagga. My memories of these locations have all been shaped by the diverse people I have worked … READ MORE

Building New Habits

Article by Dean Tuckey In 1960 psychologists Walter Mischel and Ebbe Ebbesen of Stanford University conducted an experiment that would go on to be replicated many times over. The experiment focussed on delayed gratification and was aimed at understanding at … READ MORE