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Advanced recruitment skills

Advanced recruitment skills

If you have ever been responsible for hiring staff, it’s more than likely you would have experienced the stress, frustration and costs associated with poor recruitment decisions. Over the years, I have helped my clients fine-tune their recruitment skills, increasing the likelihood of recruiting the right person for the job, the first time, saving them time, money and energy.  ..

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Avoiding negative language

Avoiding negative language

Having a culture where negative language is rife amongst leadership can quickly spell disaster for a business. It is demotivating and disengaging. On the other hand, having a culture whereby positive language is used allows businesses to grow and remain optimistic even in times of hardship. It encourages, acknowledges and motivates.  ..

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Earning the right to lead

Earning the right to lead

Experience, rank and title doesn’t automatically grant you the trust and respect required to effectively manage your colleagues and staff. The most successful leaders have learned that leadership requires a softly-softly phased approach, where connections, trust and credibility need to be established first. Leaders need to earn the right to lead. This pre-leading process is called pacing and in this article, I’ll break it down and outline how you can start to apply this essential skill to your management style right now. ..

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Three powerful relationship building tools

Three powerful relationship building tools

Building and maintaining good working relationships with your colleagues and stakeholders is essential for anyone in a leadership position. An effective leader will look to continuously build good connections and open flowing channels of communication with the people he/she leads, knowing this is key to everyone working well together to achieve common goals.  ..

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Flow - the ultimate mental state

Flow - the ultimate mental state

Picture a memorable concert you have been to. Can you remember the musicians performing with unsurpassed enjoyment, passion and skill and seemingly completely lost in their own world for the duration of the performance? Now think back, when the last time you, like your favourite musicians, were so engrossed in the work you were doing you lost track of time, forgot all about lunch, and could zone out while the hours flew by. Redounded psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi refers to this state of being as ‘flow’, the optimum mental state. When you are in ‘flow’ you experience the following seven conditions;  ..

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Weeding out disengaged behaviour

Weeding out disengaged behaviour

Global employee engagement is on the decline and Australia is not immune. As engagement falls, organisations experience higher turnover rates, higher absenteeism, lower customer satisfaction and of course a decline in productivity.  ..

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Resilience is pointless without this...

Resilience is pointless without this...

In my blog last week, I talked about resilience in the workplace and how we should strive to achieve it for ourselves and our colleagues to be the best version of ourselves. I’d like to dig a little deeper into this topic and explore another angle.  ..

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Choosing the right words to build Resilience

Choosing the right words to build Resilience

One of the most important skills we try to teach children is how to be resilient in the face of challenges, big and small, throughout their lives. It is a vital life skill, crucial to their success and happiness and is the key focus of parents and educators, determined to raise resilient high functioning independent humans.  ..

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The secret ingredient for engaged staff

The secret ingredient for engaged staff

Social Media Intro: The key to having engaged employees is actually quite simple. Find out what it is and how to bring it into your team to boost performance.  ..

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Reaching a 'helpful' state of mind

Reaching a 'helpful' state of mind

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the management concept of above and below the line. You can read about it here. The technique I am about to explain goes hand in hand with this concept and is a powerful, visual tool for leaders and managers to keep yourself and your team members motivated, productive and fulfilled.  ..

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