key ingredients of exceptional workplace culture

Why a people-first approach is no longer just a ‘nice to have’.

When most people think about how to successfully run their business, I warrant that for the most part, they intentionally plan to adapt a profit maximising approach. However, there is a growing number of business leaders who understand that a people-first approach is what makes the difference between surviving and thriving. Which is why I [...]

Know your stakeholders

Stakeholder engagement. What do you think of when you read those words? I’m willing to place a small wager (on a nice bottle of champers if you ‘re wondering) that the first thing that sprung to mind when you saw those words was your external stakeholders such as your clients, suppliers, contractors, referral sources. Do [...]

Why culture needs to be deliberately designed

Exceptional, great, or even good culture does not just happen. There is no magic wand that can be weaved to turn that ship around from a bad, toxic culture to a good one. If culture is not deliberately designed, then it just evolves. And what it evolves into maybe far from ideal and may in fact be the complete antithesis of the Mission, Purpose, and Values of your organisation.

The lesser known feedback twin…this time the spotlight belongs to receiving feedback.

Because of the way negative feedback can make us feel, we often overlook the fact that receiving feedback is actually an important component of growth, both on a professional and a personal level. However we need to learn more about ourselves, so we can continue to grow and become the best version of ourselves. This is why it is as important to learn how to receive feedback as it is to know how to give feedback.

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