Take the reins of your work and life direction….
There will be a lot of ra-ra, set your goals, write your plans reminders as we head into a new working year. Some of us will enter 2020 raring to go and others not so sure what the year will bring… I want to remind you though that you own the journey of your life and work through the mindset that you choose to adopt. “Your mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” Amit Ray Late last year on a dusty outback road, I had a great a-ha work learning moment
Your biggest time sapper at work?
When I ask team members and leaders what the most time absorbing issues are I’ll guarantee that engaging with difficult colleagues is right up there…In fact someone perhaps pops into your mind right now? I’m referring to the person who is perpetually negative, reactive or both. The someone who seeks to push the buttons of others….who is cranky, overly sensitive or just plain annoying. Research suggests that the sustained bad behaviour of others has a key influence on why p
Leadership immunity from scrutiny: How to stifle culture growth in one easy lesson…..
During a very busy six months working with large and small organisations on a variety of projects you know what has been the constant? No matter the size, industry or intention, those groups who fail to consistently make their leaders accountable struggle to build workplace culture. Research really clearly shows a relationship between: Clear leadership accountability at all organisational levels = Greater trust = Higher levels of employee engagement Equally, the flag continue
Does your behaviour at work consistently reflect your intentions?
It can be really hard to tell if this is true….Consistently looking inwards and assessing yourself post an interaction or event is a difficult (but important!) skill to master. We’ll get back to that a little later… I think it’s fair enough to say when we approach challenging conversations, negotiations or meetings at work, we are all hoping for a positive outcome. Sometimes though, our minds need a bit of a “re-set” before we step in to make sure . If we always prepare
A first-up five-min focus to kick start your leadership week!
It’s Monday – Yep I get it! Monday can be a challenge for leaders….a busy week ahead, teams suffering from varying Mondayitis and of course your own level of post weekend fatigue all upon you in an instant. I’ve been there! Inevitably someone rugby tackles you with an issue before you even reach your desk and before you know it you are torpedo punted into the working week. I want to give you a five minute must do process that will help set the scene for a focused week to com
A "can-do" culture: Mastering collaboration to drive employee engagement.
How often have you felt like you or your team are pulling bogged down in the process when trying to complete a project or task? It’s sooooooo frustrating isn’t it? We live in such rapid times of change in the world. Ideas and solutions on our doorstep via our digital landscape, global news (fake and real) only a click away. Our workplaces are scrambling to keep up. To remain competitive during these fast times innovative organisations are looking for ways to make streamlin
You may as well read tea leaves all year if you leave culture kpi's out of your 2018 business pl
Leaders who fail to make their Managers, HR and training department accountable via their own kpi’s for improving culture are ignoring a vit
Investing in the development of your leaders and team is a key culture driver.
Lexie Wilkins is passionate about the role that a positive workplace culture can play in boosting business performance. Lexie Wilkins Consul
The happy workplace jigsaw.
There are many pieces in the happy workplace jigsaw. Getting it right will create more productive staff and enhanced business and customer outcomes! An individual rather than a cookie cutter approach to creating optimal culture tailored to the needs of an organisation will always produce better results in the long term. Regular evaluation is essential! #culture #happyworkplace #employeeengagement
Getting it right. Why you should create and embed diversity in your organisation this year.
There are great business reasons why diversity and inclusion measures should be part of every workplace culture