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5 Ideas to Be Inspired, Maintain Passion and Gain Knowledge for Success in Lockdown

5 Ideas to Be Inspired, Maintain Passion and Gain Knowledge for Success in Lockdown

Not exceptionally long ago there was a man who was incarcerated into a brutal prison where he endured immense suffering. Daily he was persecuted and beaten without remorse. He had no bed or plumbing and received less food than other inmates. He was forced to work twice as hard. He lived in environments unfit for […]

Creating an Online Team Workshop that actually WORKS!

Creating an Online Team Workshop that actually WORKS!

Whether you like it or not nearly all team sessions are now online. And right now is not the time to defer them! Teams (actually almost everyone) now more than ever need that connection. This is the time to invest in and support your team, to build stronger connections and alignment, keeping everyone moving forward […]

Leading on the Frontline

Leading on the Frontline

Consider this a war, a war of survival, the full impacts of this current crisis are not yet fully realised nor the duration of the impacts. In this article, I would like to give you some practical things you can apply to your business in order to minimise the impacts of the current situation. But […]

Have You Been Practising Social Distancing for Years?

Have You Been Practising Social Distancing for Years?

“Don’t you think you’ve been on there long enough?” “Aren’t you going to come and join us?” We’re quick to point out to our children or our spouse about their constant use of technology, “you’re always on that thing” but, what about ourselves? Are you able to exercise self-control? Has this been an ongoing issue? […]

Why Start Virtual Dreaming – Today:  Now is the Hour for Business Resilience and Growth Investment

Why Start Virtual Dreaming – Today: Now is the Hour for Business Resilience and Growth Investment

As I sit here at my desk in my home office, I have several thoughts going through my head.  I have just watched Donald Trump’s morning Covid Crisis Press Briefing. The Donald is doing his best to be positive and even said ‘I am a cheerleader for the country. I don’t want to be negative. […]

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

Communicating Effectively – How to Craft the Right Messaging for Your Team

During times like these communicating effectively should be a priority for any team, and as an Organisational Culture specialist I have recommended that my clients use a practical conversational model utilising the SCARF model. You may have heard of the concept of the SCARF model, but not in this sense. Leaders are receiving more than […]

Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times

We are living in extraordinary times. A once in a century event. I have been talking about the need to be more ‘agile’ in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are the new normal. This agility not only applies to private organisations and individuals but also to our National and State Governments. Having worked with groups […]

Process Mapping with Remote Teams to Secure your Business

Process Mapping with Remote Teams to Secure your Business

To maximise the quality of standard work, process mapping is a powerful approach to documenting and providing a broad understanding across teams and departments. It has many benefits including: Improving the quality of the execution through improved knowledge Sharing understanding to cross-train teams Providing a baseline to improve from Makes the identification of waste or […]

Four Ways to Get Rid of Waste While Working Remotely

Four Ways to Get Rid of Waste While Working Remotely

Deep in the gusts of ill winds bringing an unseen threat into our communities; our public places; and our workplaces, is some good that can be wrung from it. In normal life, it’s always hard to make time to improve our processes and fix the small frustrations that happen on a daily basis at work. […]

Adopting a Lean Strategy during Difficult Times

Adopting a Lean Strategy during Difficult Times

So, what a time. It’s a constantly moving situation for business continuity due to COVID-19. I hope some of these strategies will assist you a little with helping to keep your business running nicely, despite the current challenges. One of our main focuses in a Lean implementation is on maintaining a high level of interpersonal […]

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