The blog section provides the reader with insights to business and life through the lens of sport, principally cricket. The articles are written to promote discussion, debate and commentary.
There have been plenty of articles written on this topic such as the one included by HBR – ARTICLE LINK The article discusses some of the work of Daniel Goleman, one of the great proponents of EI. The article also discusses the range of techniques to allow people especially busy…Read Full Article
Leaders must set the Vision!
Leaders must set the Vision, and then never lose sight of it in everything they do! The vision is Everest It is my view that leaders, managers and coaches need to ‘take people where they have never been before’ as Henry Kissinger was once quoted as saying. The role of…Read Full Article
Having those tough conversations
As Leaders, managers, coaches – we are all faced with those difficult conversations…………the tough ones that neither the person giving, or the person receiving likes. Dr Phil Jauncey is a performance psychologist, and a good friend. I have had him involved in a number of different projects with which I have…Read Full Article
Leaders, visionaries … a common vision
Spend time influencing the team visionaries to accept a common vision that then becomes part of everything done. This influencing process will take many guises and requires a great deal of patience. It will not always be direct and quick. It will require placing notes under the door, circulating information,…Read Full Article
Everyone’s a coach
‘… whether you’re a teacher or a committee chairman, sales manager or a choir leader, a Little League coach or a military officer, you can improve your ability to get the best performance from people.’ Everyone’s a Coach, DON SHULA AND KEN BLANCHARD WE ARE ALL COACHES in some form or other.…Read Full Article
Everyone’s a coach – Part 2
Everyone will find themselves in the role of coach many times over in their lives, whether they choose to or not. In order to be better equipped to handle these moments, there are three key principles that will help a person in this role. In this article I discuss the…Read Full Article
Everyone’s a coach – Part 3
In the previous two articles, I discussed – • Getting to know the whole person • Creating an environment for the individual to grow In this article, I outline the third principle: never be satisfied Never be satisfied with where we are today, because it can be better tomorrow. Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath,…Read Full Article
Staff engagement – facts and finding a way
https://www.cultureamp.com/files/new-tech-benchmark-2015.pdf There is little doubt that a team, a unit, or a business cannot hope to achieve targets, healthy bottom line or continuous success without its people delivering their skills favourably when matched against task. These skills include technical skills – the way to use a cricket bat to score runs; or…Read Full Article
How To Be Resilient
I’m excited to be part of the Brisbane book launch for my friend Stacey Copas’ first book “How To Be Resilient”. I invite you to be my guest as I join Australian Institute of Management Membership CEO David Pich, former tennis and golf champion Scott Draper and Stacey on the panel to…Read Full Article
Clayton Christensen & the theory of disruption
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/12/02/fresh-insights-from-clayton-christensen-on-disruptive-innovation/ Three types of disruptive innovation and some still sit outside 1. Market -creating 2. Sustaining 3. Efficiency 4. Outside Christensen brings theories to realities. He and interviewer Steve Denning provide clear examples of the various ‘disruptors’ to the table so that the reader can clearly understand the theory. The question is – Where…Read Full Article
(adapted from John Buchanan, If Better is Possible) How Many Times have you been confronted with a problem or a task that seems impossible to solve … until someone else comes along and solves it quickly because they view it from a different perspective? I am a great admirer of…Read Full Article
How Big do You Dare to Dream? – What’s Your Everest?
In the distance, steepling above the horizon, is Mt Everest. Then young mountain climber, Michael Groom had just scaled Cho Oyu (8612m), the sixth highest peak on the planet. His dream was to not only climb Everest, but also to climb all five highest peaks in the world without the…Read Full Article
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