I believe skimming stones holds the answer

I was skimming stones with my sons this weekend, down in Gippsland. Truly, no-one is worse at this than me. It’s sunny, and cold, and my kids are getting a minimum of 3 skips per pebble. Mine are all sinking. And creating a ripple. The bigger the stone, the bigger the ripple. I know for […]

Delegation: The Key to Team Performance

Delegating is like passing the baton in the relay race of leadership, where you hand off certain tasks to others. It sounds easy, but it’s easy to fumble that baton. And see that guy on the ground when he fumbles it? That’s what you’re afraid of. When delegation is done well, it’s a great way […]

HEY YOU STOP TALKING

Have you ever worked with a ‘spinner’, someone who labours the point, overexplains (maybe even mansplains?!). Whatever you call it, we all know a person at work who Talks.Too.Much. Maybe that person is you? You’ll know if it is you if: you’re always rushing to make your main point before your timeslot closes anyone has […]

Did your holiday work or did you work your holiday?

I was reflecting on how the return to work felt this year, and for the first time in a long time, I am hearing completely different experiences right across the board. Some of us are rested and invigorated, others are tired already.   One person even told me that ‘Christmas feels like it was at […]

Dream Big in 2024: Goal-Setting Strategies for a Remarkable Year

According to S+P, 2024 is going to be characterised by productivity, efficiency and – you guessed it – headcount reductions. We know what this means to middle managers – more pressure, more burning out and more opting out. Right now, Gartner estimates that: 1 in 5 managers would prefer not being people managers, given a […]

We need to re-wire

We need to re-wire

According to S+P, 2024 is going to be characterised by productivity, efficiency and – you guessed it – headcount reductions. Right now, Gartner estimates that: 1 in 5 managers would prefer not being people managers, given a choice. An average manager has 51% more responsibilities than they can effectively manage. 59% of managers report spending […]

You think I’m confident don’t you?

I was on a walk with my mentor and this happened…. Her: How have you been for the last 6 months, what’s been happening? Me: ‘This year we…. Replatformed the whole of BoldHR® – but fell behind on revenue as a result Launched a new online community with almost 200 members in under 4 months – […]

It’s our birthday!

This month BoldHR® turns 5 years old – and I turn 50! Can you believe it – the last 5 years have gone by in a flash and I reckon the next 5 are going to be even better. So now that I’m old and wise (I’d like to think more latter and less former…. […]

Stop and Reset

SUMMARY: How to control the pace of work before it controls you Just recently, I’ve been introducing a weekly nudge to the B-Suite Community to help us all set our week off on the right foot. Last week’s nudge was this: “This week, try to emphasize to your team that maximum effort doesn’t always equate […]

Self-reflecting on Self-sabotage

Self-reflecting on Self-sabotage

Did I tell you I am a master of self-sabotage? Well it’s true, I am. You know what I mean – it’s when you hit your goal weight and spend the next week guzzling pizza, pinot and maltesers? I’m world-class at it, and did it again in June! I had the most amazing May – […]