November 8, 2018

Preparation is one of the key ingredients to success. This is not a new idea - just ask anyone who has lost a bunch of weight and they will say without fail, ‘planning and meal preparation’. So why do we find it so hard to perform the act of preparation? Why do we let...

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 9, 2018

There’s nothing worse than walking away from a conversation or meeting and thinking ‘oh, that didn’t really go according to plan, did it?’. I get it, curve balls get thrown and the conversation takes a completely unexpected turn. However, these should be the exception,...

July 31, 2018

Often those that end up in business partnering roles are those people who have a strong desire to help others achieve their goals and outcomes - financial or otherwise. This is frequently described as being ‘in service’. 

The challenge that we can face is one that has b...

July 24, 2018

One of the things that can trip us up when we’re business partnering is not delivering. Often those that end up in business partnering roles are those people who have a strong desire to help others achieve their goals and outcomes - financial or otherwise. This is freq...

July 17, 2018

I have been reflecting on several conversations I’ve had over the past few weeks and the way they left me feeling. Of course, the ones that stick out the most in my mind are the ones that left me feeling irritated, frustrated and disappointed. 

When I think back to th...

June 19, 2018

One of the biggest challenges I hear from people at 5pm is ‘I've spent all day in meetings and talking with people, now I need to get the work done’. 

This is why conversations aren’t just about talk. What these people really mean, is that in order to deliver on the pro...

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