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Time for a Culture Pulse Check.

Culture is the lifeblood of an organisation, regardless of size. It can make or break a business and the people within it. The culture of an organisation permeates beyond the 4 walls of the working environment and impacts on the employees’ personal lives also. We know that right? Then why do some organisations just get it so wrong? Each time I walk into a new business you can get a feel for the culture. From how you are greeted and treated the culture shines through. A culture can be formed very quickly –good or bad. And a great culture can be broken very easily. This is why is so important that every person buys into the culture. Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, explains, “A winning culture emerges when every employee feels they personally own the culture”...

What Do You Do When Your Boss is a Complete Douche Bag?

A friend of mine, Fiona, was telling a group of us the other day about her manager. She was expressing her frustration with his inability to make decisions, his poor communication style and his constant cancellation of meetings. The biggest frustration was his seeming inability to walk his talk. Instead of doing what he said he’s going to do, he’d do the complete opposite. Fiona was in a complete state of confusion and angst, as she really doesn’t know how to handle this situation. She is directionless in her role and very disengaged. I mean, what do you do when your boss is a complete douche bag? I’ve got to say as she was telling me the story my frustration levels were rising too. It’s not only an incredibly annoying situation but it can also feel like a...

Are You Creating A Busy Mini-me?

Busy is what we are and its heavy impact is felt well beyond you and your workplace. It extends into your home and those closest to you. We are constantly telling people how busy we are. That we haven’t met a commitment because we’ve been too busy. And that you can’t play the game with your child because you’re busy doing… (insert your favourite busy excuse here). The questions on my mind are; do you know what being busy is doing to your children? What generation of adults are we bringing up? As an adult, you play one of the biggest leadership roles in your life. Shaping the beliefs, values and behaviours of our little future leaders. This is an enormous responsibility for all of us. In the world of psychology, the years between 0 – 7 years are the most...

Expert Talk – How To Be a Relevant Leader.

Catherine Duncan is the Director and General Manager of Matthews Steer. She is a highly respected, courageous and relevant leader who walks her talk, but also has a genuine care and empathy for people, which hugely influence her success and the impact she has on others. I had the fortune of interviewing Catherine for Busy? and share some of her insights with you on how to be a relevant and influential leader in a multi-generational business. How important is it to be a relevant leader? If you don’t know what’s current and needed today or tomorrow, you’re already past your use by date. There has never been a more crucial time to stay on top of your game. Movement and change can feel supersonic but you need to know what your trusted basics and fundamentals...

We’re at the Half Way Point. 3 Critial Headlines for Leaders to Check in With..

Friday brings the financial year to a close and also completes the first half of the calendar year. Yes, 180 days done! Winter solstice is past us now and before we know it we’ll be heading into spring. Time seems to fly by so fast which is why it’s so critical in today’s business environment to stay focused and have clarity on what you’re trying to achieve and why it’s important. Otherwise you can get swept away with the time very quickly and wonder what you have achieved rather than being in control. At this critical point in the year, you need to be assessing if the plans and actions you have been executing to date are the right ones to get you to where you want to be. Here are 3 critical headlines to check in with and use as reflection for your first...

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