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Discomfort precedes victory

Discomfort precedes victory

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did”—Mark Twain

What did you do last week that made you uncomfortable?

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

The culture of risk aversion in your organisation is crippling your ability to innovate and improve.

Leading change and innovation in this environment feels like trying to wade through mud!

Work smarter, not harder

Work smarter, not harder

Hard work is for hard-workers! Do you feel good when you've put in a long, hard day's work? Then I'm talking to you. The challenge we hard-workers face is hard work defines us. We have been told all our lives that hard work pays off, those who don't work hard are lazy...

5 steps to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention

5 steps to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention

Which is better… a team of high-performers? Or a high-performing team?

Sounds like a trick question right?

I promise you there is a right answer—Choose correctly, and your team will perform well above and beyond the average team without burning out. Choose incorrectly and you will end up with a toxic work environment, poor performance, absenteeism and high staff turnover.

This article covers a step-by-step approach to maximising staff performance, engagement and retention and borrows from aspects of the 6 superpowers of great leaders, in particular INSPIRATION.

Learn the 5 steps leaders can take to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention

4 steps to cultural transformation

4 steps to cultural transformation

In late October I had the opportunity to chair the 2016 Customer Experience Management for Government conference in Sydney. As part of the 3-day event, I facilitated a panel session focused on how to roll-out a customer experience culture inside large organisations. The panel and I worked together to pull together a play-by-play during the 40 minutes on cultural transformation.

Alpha Geek Podcast coming in 10 days

Alpha Geek Podcast coming in 10 days

In very exciting news, the Alpha Geek Podcast is almost ready for release. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the first 5 episodes for release all at once on Tuesday 25 October 2016 (bear with us while we enrich them with all-natural canyon reverberations and pre-buffer the streaming audio capacitors).

What is Digital anyway?

What is Digital anyway?

Information Technology (IT) has been supporting the business for several decades now, 'Digital' is a relative newcomer. It's a trendy thing to talk about as we see a proliferation of Chief Digital Officers and Digital Strategy roles being filled here in Australia and...

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