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Positive team culture

How to develop a more positive culture in your team

By Francois | October 26, 2018

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world managers face many challenges; from more decision-making under greater uncertainty, growing pressure and responsibilities, roles becoming more broad, information overload, complexity of cultural diversity, new technologies that disrupt old work practices…

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From Self critic to self compassion

Bring out your best: from hammer to feather

By Francois | September 3, 2018

We live and work in times of rapid change, accelerating technological breakthroughs with unprecedented level of competitiveness.  In the past 20-30 years there has been a shift from a manufacturing to an information lead society rapidly transitioning from less physical…

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End of the journey

The Struggle is part of the Journey

By Francois | June 28, 2018

The FIFA World Cup in Russia is over and sadly the Socceroos’ journey in the tournament had come to an early end. While valiant and stoic, the team left finishing last in their group. This after an arduous qualifying campaign…

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The Power of Storytelling

Once Upon a Time… What’s Your Story

By Francois | June 22, 2017

I heard recently that a TV commercial in Australia airing during the Sate of Origin between NSW and Queensland can cost upwards of $55,000 for a 30 second clip!  This is not in the same league (no pun intended) of…

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Do it Anyway, take action

The 3 word phrase that can make all the difference

By Francois | May 26, 2017

I recently attended a seminar where the presenter held a book she’d written and said, “Who wants this book?”  Like most in the audience, I thought I would like to have that book. The presenter went on to ask the same…

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3 Strategies resilient people do differently

By Francois | May 12, 2017

In my work I see small business owners looking to grow, senior operational leaders within organisations seeking to better influence and ambitious professionals needing to back themselves and find success at work.  One thing is for sure they face more and more complexity…

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accelerate potential

The Practice to Accelerate Reaching Your Potential

By Francois | April 27, 2017

Life can throw at us trying times and the narrow mindset of negativity can drain even the most resilient.  With the brain having evolved a negativity bias to protect us from threats and keep us safe, our negativity circuits are on…

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Managing the busyness of life

How to better manage the ‘busyness’ of life

By Francois | March 19, 2017

In a fast changing world it is easy to get caught in the demands for action, urgency and striving.  We then end up evaluating ourselves daily on how much needs doing, producing and achieving. We are intoxicated by 24 hour…

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life lessons from autumn

3 life lessons to learn from autumn

By Francois | March 4, 2017

We have entered autumn season (in the southern hemisphere anyway) and it’s only recently we were experiencing 40 degree temperatures.  The seasons passing reminds us that everything comes in cycles.  Recognising and appreciating the cycles helps us to apply good timing, create better ‘luck’…

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