As a business owner/leader you’ll be no stranger to the importance of sales – it’s what brings in revenue and drives growth. However, there’s another aspect of business that shouldn’t be overlooked either – account management. In fact, good account management can be the difference between a one-time sale and a lifelong client. So, what … Read More
We can’t ‘change’ habits, but we can build better ones.
When we reflect on our performance it’s common to identify habits we’d like to change. The bad news is, because our brain likes to hardwire everything it can, it’s almost impossible to ‘change’ a habit. However the good news is, it’s relatively easy to create new wiring and thus build positive habits that eventually take … Read More
What do in-groups and out-groups have to do with team engagement?
Workplace engagement is the measure of connection and commitment employees have with and to their place of work. The stronger the feelings of connection and commitment, the higher the engagement. If we want to retain good people and recruit additional talent, staff engagement is critical. A key to building engagement is providing a psychologically safe … Read More
How a catch-phrase can help you achieve your goals
The first stage in setting effective goals is to start with the vision of where you want to go, or even better (for our self-centred brains) – who you want to be. Because our brains are naturally self-referential, goals tied to who we are are more motivating. In addition to being self-focused we are motivated … Read More
8 ideas to rekindle the passion for your business
1. Take time out to truly reflect on why you started your business. Are you being true to that initial vision? If not, are you off track and need to reassess and work out how to get back on course? Or is it time to take a new path? Perhaps your values and purpose have … Read More
When’s the best time to schedule focus work?
Have you ever looked up from something you’re doing, thinking it’s been 10 minutes, only to find you’ve been fully focused on it for an hour? That total immersion in what you’re doing so that you lose all sense of space and time? That’s flow or being in the zone. With the right elements in … Read More
8 activities for optimal mental health
We often think about exercise and diet plans, but what about a healthy mind plan? There are eight activities that can promote optimum mental health. Integrating these actions into your daily life can help your brain to function at its best. How many of these things do you recognise in your every day?
Setting goals? Start with the vision.
For many of us the start of a new year is a natural prompt to set ourselves some new goals. But, how often have you set yourself goals in January, only to let them slip before the month is out? I can certainly put my hand up to that one. An important aspect of setting … Read More
Are you feeling stuck? Small progress is progress.
On a recent morning walk, my reflection time, I was contemplating my coaching practice and how I could be helping more people in this current situation, when I had an “aha” moment. In my coaching I help people to identify and work towards achieving some big goals (usually two work and one personal goal) over … Read More
Does the phrase “let’s have a meeting” make your heart sink? These tips may change your thinking.
I like going to meetings. I said this to a friend over coffee the other morning. We looked at each other for a few seconds, flat whites poised mid-air. Really? As we resumed our coffee drinking and chatted about this revelation, I realised that since I started my own business a few years ago my … Read More