When you become a leader, it can be like someone’s waved a magic wand over you and said: ‘Congrats! You’re now a leader of people. Go forth and be awesome.’ But more often than not, that career-changing moment didn’t come with one thing – instructions. You probably know what not to do because of the…

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For many companies in Australia and NZ it’s that time of year again – performance reviews. You might roll your eyes just thinking about this sometimes-painful process, but it can be an opportunity to take stock, see what needs to be developed, and to plot a path to a better, more effective you in 12…

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It’s a new financial year, and you’ve got a new development budget – but are you using it wisely? If you want to get the most bang for your buck (and who doesn’t!), there’s a few common mistakes to avoid and some best practice tips to follow to get the best ROI from your people…

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Do you see a need for more learning and development in your organisation but struggle to justify the time and budget investment required to add a new L&D resource? If so, you’re not alone, we hear this a lot from the SMEs we work with. And we get it. You’re probably faced with minimal budgets,…

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Are you a leader who has to pitch ideas, speak to groups or motivate a team as part of your role but you get anxious just thinking about it? Or you don’t feel as confident as you would like to when you do present? Have you had that experience where you stand in front of…

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If you were asked whether fast growth or steady growth was better, which would you choose? Most people assume fast growth is better because the faster you grow the more money the business makes, right? Ah, no. In fact, research shows businesses that opt for sustained growth over time hit their long-term financial targets sooner…

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It’s January. You’re sat at your desk. Xmas cheer feels like a distant memory. And you’re trying to get your head into gear for 2023. No easy feat right! It can feel like you need some serious willpower to refocus on work after all that eating and seasonal festivities. We get it. It’s something we…

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Have you wondered about the impact your culture has on your bottom line? It’s something we think about all the time. And it’s something you should think about too – because culture is everything. No matter the size of your business, the quality of your culture can make the difference to you achieving your organisational…

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Your business culture can really be tested when you, your team and business are placed under pressure and having to deal with a crisis (data breach, anyone?). In fact, the way you and your team react is driven by your organisational culture, and recent events got us thinking about how a constructive culture would change individuals’…

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All this talk of quiet quitting recently, or the quiet resignation, has got us thinking. Is it really about people being fed up with traditional working patterns, or is it something more? Have your people quietly quit, or are you leading a truly disengaged workforce? Quiet quitting isn’t really quitting at all. It’s a term…

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