Over our many years of experience we have learnt a great deal about ourselves and others.  We share below our insights and views.  We trust that you will enjoy reading our Blog and encourage you to contribute your thoughts and views too.

Essentially, if we believe that mental health is our choice, then we can choose to perceive the world in a certain way. If we believe that mental health is a choice then we empower ourselves to improve our mental health.  We give ourselves a chance to live the lives we want to live.

Are we getting Safety Right?: Must versus Recommend? Like many Safety Professionals and Leaders, I am passionate about getting safety right and generating safety cultures that not only keep people safe but drives engagement and performance.  I am very fortunate to have had the privilege of working with a very broad and diverse client base and being able to observe differing ap ...

The “Choice Mindset” empowers a person to choose their life and to create the life they want.  The “Choice Mindset” eliminates excuses.  The “Choice Mindset” generates success and improvement.  The “Choice Mindset” enables the higher road and lifts us to display integrity and authenticity.

The HPET® Team Diagnostic tool and methodology is one of the most effective team diagnostic tools to provide actual evidence of team effectiveness (rather than simply a summary of personality or thinking styles) and provide a clear pathway to improvement.  The HPET® is cost-effective and easy to implement with the online survey, and provides a summary report as part of the first team debrief workshop.  Furthermore, we can provide the team with ongoing support with team interventions and strategies for obtaining the required shifts in the High Performing State. 

I have recently observed and heard a number of senior leaders (and senior OD and HR professionals) seeking only positive emotions in the workplace from their employees.  Furthermore, these same organisations have a view that the experience of negative emotion is ‘bad’ and should be avoided. I am deeply concerned by this growing trend and share below not only the compelling evidence and research but also explain why negative emotions are necessary for success.

No doubt if you are reading this right now you are also a parent.  Like me, you probably ask yourself how you could be better preparing your child for life.

You think you are immune.  You think that because you have natural physical talent that you are immune to depression and mental illness.  Let’s be frank – you are not.  In fact, you are probably most at risk. Let me share my story and views with you.

As a parent of two beautiful girls I understand the desire to protect and nurture.  I also know that every parent has the best intentions for the way they parent and provide the caring and nurturing environment that our children need. As a leader I also know that I have a similar genuine intention to develop my people and generate a high performing team.

Recently we have been delivering Mental Well-Being and Resilience programs to leaders for one of our clients, and it has become apparent that there is a flawed definition of Resilience that results in not only less effective leadership but lowered resilience.

Rather than investing significant amount of resources on ineffective interventions, perhaps we need to consider equipping our leaders simply with the ability to have effective conversations. I believe there are just THREE conversations that every leader needs to know how to implement.