Strategic

The power of the authority gradient

Some of us are fortunate enough to have a clever sibling who introduces us to concepts, divergent perspectives and often, very good ideas. So it was for me with my brother who introduced me to the concept of the authority gradient several years ago. My fascination with this concept and…

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Look at me with your eyes

“Not with the phone, Mummy. Look at me with your eyes”. So said the (nearly three-year-old) daughter to her mother. Wow! One of those moments in time. An appreciation of the now. If we notice. If we stop to contemplate, stop to embrace, this, like the other infinite number of…

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The limited perspective of the echo chamber

   Sometimes in nature, it is so special to limit our sensual perspective to what is in our immediate vicinity. Like in this amazing place in the Pernululu National Park in the Kimberley region of north western Australia. Being there, in that space, at that special moment when the sunlight…

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Like a sheep on a hobby farm

I attribute this idiom to that savage rocking band from beautiful WA, the Southern River Band. As an aside, I had the pleasure and the lived experience to see these young lads in my own back-yard (practically) at a recent music festival. They were cool, entertaining, hard-working, the lead was…

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The link between wellness, performance, and outcomes

What does your life look like? Are you heading north or south, and/or navigating the middle ground? Hopefully, through self-regulation and self-reliance, as manifested as emotional intelligence, you are orientated in a helpful direction. I wish you well, or seek assistance from someone you can trust. As Fairfax media noted…

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In the flow, as a business owner!

It is a clichéd statement to say that business can learn much from elite sport yet this assertion retains its currency because of its apparent truth. Elite athletes achieve marvellous outcomes under difficult circumstances and after many years of training, requiring substantial personal discipline, sacrifice and considerable persistence and effort….

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Mindfulness is the real deal for business success

A businessman  said there was no secret for the success of his new business, it was simply due to the combination of hard work and good customer service.  Yet not everyone is willing or able to work hard. Some people lack the energy, the stability of health, the motivation, the…

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In pursuit of elite performance, with mindfulness, in business

So often I tell my clients, “it’s what we do that matters”.  The doing is our behavioural response to our thoughts and emotions, our performance. And when we perform well, we achieve success, and business prosperity. My business is to help individuals and teams optimise their performance, it is also…

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A window into our emotional state

Conflict exists for an individual when their thoughts and emotions are not in harmony with the things they do. This conflict may be regarding any aspect of their life, for example, with important relationships or in the workplace. Regardless, resolution of conflict is an integral part of achieving emotional wellness…

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He can’t see the forest for the trees

Yes, it is nearly always a he, at least for adults, and sadly, among male leaders, mediated by testosterone, socialised by latent evolutionary legacies and cheered on by capitalist imperatives and greed. Wanting more, at the expense of others. Striving to win, so I do not lose. Living in fear….

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