habits of high performing teams

7 habits high-performing teams have in common

High-performing teams are fascinating to observe; they’re productive, accountable, creative and collaborative. They’re a behavioural scientist’s dream, so they make a fitting focus for today’s article. There are certain habits that high-performing teams have, that enable them to move at a fast pace and create incredible work. Let’s explore what those habits are and how …

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live person rule

How the ‘live person’ rule can make you a better manager

If you’re looking for something you can action today that’ll make you a better manager, the ‘live person’ rule is gonna be your new best friend. It’s a concept that many therapists use as a guiding principle and it’s a lot easier to implement than you may think. Grab out a pen and paper and …

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empower your team

15 ways you can empower your team

As a leader, you’ve got to empower your team, motivate them, and ultimately guide them to achieve their full potential. It’s a tall order, but it’s one that we’re here to help you with today. With that said, scroll on down for our list of fifteen ways to empower your team.   15 Ways to …

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work stress

How work stress impacts the rest of your life

Let’s talk about the ‘S’ word. No, not that one, head out of the gutter, please! This is a family-friendly blog after all. In this article we are going to focus on stress, namely work stress, and how it impacts the rest of your life. I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard those bandied around phrases …

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feedback culture

The foundations of a phenomenal feedback culture

Are you a quest to improve the feedback culture in your organisation? That’s a noble quest, and one that we’d like to join you on. We’ll be the Gandalf to your Frodo, the Yoda to your Luke… get the picture? Join us for a journey into what it takes to build a phenomenal feedback culture …

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developing your strengths

The importance of developing your strengths

How often do you spend time developing your strengths? Neurological studies indicate that we are hardwired to excel when we are focusing on our areas of strength. Despite this, we often spend most of our time and energy on trying to get from bad to merely mediocre in our areas of weakness. Keep on reading …

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perfectionism

The truth about perfectionism in the workplace

As well-meaning as the term sounds, perfectionism is far less than perfect. It’s actually pretty destructive and can be the invisible thread that is holding your people back from achieving their full potential. If you’re curious as to how perfectionism could be impacting your team or hindering your own performance, keep on reading.   What …

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clear team identity

How a clear team identity impacts performance

Creating a team identity isn’t as simple as setting a couple of goals and heading off into the mountains for a team retreat. While it may sound fluffy to the sceptics out there, developing a team identity is a powerful driving force that increases performance and often results in discretionary effort. Read on to delve …

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team rituals

Creating team rituals that people actually enjoy

Do you have team rituals that inspire, empower and add a bit of fun to your workplace? If not, we’ve got to remedy that asap. It’s a great thing you stumbled upon this here blog post. Team rituals are the backbone of every high-performing, highly-engaged workplace. They give us something to rally around, something to …

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best team rituals

7 of the best team rituals to get you thinking outside of the box

Team rituals are the glue that holds workplace cultures together through times of challenge and change. They’re fun, interactive and the most successful ones are closely tied to company values. We know rituals are important, but how do we take them to the next level? While switching up your regular team meeting to a standing …

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