November 22, 2018

Which means that Christmas is now the magic deadline. ‘Can you get it to me by Christmas’, ‘We need to be done with it before the Christmas break’, and so on. Which is crazy, because it feels like our kids are finally settled into the school year, and we’re already col...

November 15, 2018

I am just off the back of an 8 week period of speaking and running workshops around Australia for the 2018 CPA Congress event. It was a wonderful event, full of brilliant speakers, thought leaders, academics and professionals brought together through an inspired agenda...

October 24, 2018

We are constantly looking for ways to improve team performance so it would be inaccurate and unfair to suggest that you hadn’t already tried. But the ongoing fact remains is that they need to continue to lift. The question is how do you come up with different ways to l...

October 18, 2018

We all know the feeling. It’s crunch time and we really need to get an answer to our question. It’s the main thing standing in the way of getting sign-off. Problem is, we can’t get access to the person that’s got the answer. We’ve tried emailing, calling them - both la...

October 4, 2018

Templates serve many purposes. When used appropriately, they provide us with a convenient way to do something quickly and accurately. It is particularly useful for areas where following process is important and where the process is repeatable. However, like a lot of th...

September 27, 2018

You're not servants!

Part of the challenge of crunch times is our belief that we are not in control. And let’s be honest, when we get handed multiple projects that require utilisation of the same resources, and are due within the same 5 day window and at that same tim...

August 29, 2018

When performance is measured against expectations

Remember when your parents said, ‘I’m disappointed in you’. How awful did you feel? In a work setting, the equivalent might be being told by your boss, ‘This result isn’t what I expected’. A ball of incompetence falls to...

August 22, 2018

Why partnering under pressure is so hard (and what to do about it)

When you look across your portfolio of projects that your team are currently working on, it’s probably fair to say that they are all individually significant. In fact, they’re probably all massive init...

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