Pragmatic Thinking | Leadership and Management

dealing with the
tough stuff

building a phenomenal feedback culture

As our organisations face an increasing rate of change and we’re under pressure to deliver results, the need to effectively conduct key conversations has never been greater.

The way we navigate conflict and give robust feedback to each other is a key cultural outcome for any team, regardless of size or industry. Despite this, most people dislike giving feedback to each other, much less receiving it.

As it turns out, there are key behaviours and rituals that accelerate the journey towards having a high-performing feedback culture, and some no-go zones. Dealing with the Tough Stuff is a fun day about a serious topic that will benefit any team.

It’s inarguable really; if you measure a team’s long term results against the ability of that same team to handle conflict, the correlation is almost perfect.

Put simply, the better your feedback culture, the better your results.

If you have a team with more than three people in it, you need this program. It’s that simple.

depersonalise conflict

We'll show you the tools to navigate the interpersonal landmines that lay in wait for teams making progress.

challenge each other

Build a culture where it’s not just acceptable to challenge each other’s ideas and behaviours; it’s actually encouraged.

build deeper trust

The deepest relationships aren’t really built on the good times, they’re forged by successfully working through the tough times.

When the going gets tough…

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become the
boss of busy

building strategies to thrive in relentless change

Being busy has become a badge of honour. Albeit a heavy, awkward, uncomfortable badge that doesn’t go with anything in your wardrobe. It doesn’t have to be like this; you can bring calm to the chaos.

Busy just isn’t going away, the world is only going to get faster, so we’re compelled to control the one thing that is completely within our control.

Our perception of being busy.

In this workshop we focus on the science of human behaviour, motivation and strategies on how to become the boss of busy in our own unique ways. We dive into two key areas that help us become the boss of busy: Purpose and Progress.

Through doing this, we find the answers to two important questions all teams ask themselves; Why this? and What’s next?

Become the Boss of Busy is an entertaining day that produces two key outcomes; a) it reduces the anxiety of a busy workload, and b) it better prepares individuals and teams for the chaos ahead.

find your starting point

We’ll explore some research-based diagnostic models to help you quickly assess where your stress is coming from, and what strategies will move you forward best.

identify roadblocks

Each team member will find their own self-sabotaging behaviours (we all have them) by exploring Perfectionism, Procrastination, Pessimism and People-pleasing.

construct your plan

Use a series of simple strategies to reduce complexity, establish regular rituals to ground ourselves and find a new level of productivity.

Yeh, Good, really busy…

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great team

So who’s this program for?

Let’s be super frank.

Not Super Frank the spandexwearing superhero accountant, but rather, frank; meaning without tact, or abrupt.

Great Team Framework (GTF) is not for everyone: It’s only for teams who carry a healthy ambition. It’s only for teams who want to get real about who they are, and who they want to be. It’s only for teams who truly want to dare to be great.

So if you’re a team who wants to settle, prefers apathy or sees itself as a little…erm, beige, then this will be a uncomfortable mirror to hold up. Best steer clear. But if you are a team that aspires to be better (regardless of where you are now) and are willing to genuinely work towards building an outstanding culture, then this workshop will stretch, energise and inspire your crew. You’ll explore your unique team identity, create some killer goals that rally the team and how you effectively support each other on the pathway to being great.

three step framework

Dive into the research around what makes the great teams so good. Find your areas of strength and where opportunity lies.

build your trademark

Explore simple processes to be come a remarkable team; a team others talk about for all the right reasons.

find the glue

Establish specifc team goals that bring you together rather than have you working in silos. These goals support - rather than compete - your business outcomes.

Total team player right here...

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the science
of recovery

So who’s this program for?

If it feels like the world is getting faster, it’s not just your perception, it’s actually real.

And the truth is that life is going to get even busier as the rate of change continues in our workplaces. Given this, it’s an increasing focus to build people and teams that can cope with both the pace of change and the stress that comes with it.

For the past decade elite sports have discovered that most of an athlete’s gains actually come from the relationship between effort and recovery. In simple terms, if you don’t recover effectively, your peak performance will start to wane, in turn producing a series of diminishing results. And as much as romantic stories still abound, sheer will can’t reverse this trend.

Workplaces are no different. Individuals and teams that carry the motto ‘whoever works hardest wins’ are quickly seen as burn out cultures that become rife with symptoms of high turnover and absenteeism.

This fascinating one-day workshop is perfect for a team wanting to get offline for a day and intelligently re-energise themselves for the year ahead.

we wire you up

Using state-of-the-art heart rate monitoring (within the actual workshop) you’ll receive a report showing immediate benefts our strategies achieve that very day.

fill your toolkit

Across the day you’ll be exposed to not just a range of stress-reduction techniques, but also practical ways to take your peak performance to new levels.

find the rhythm

Beyond individual assessments, we’ll explore how your team can create a recovery plan for the next twelve months. Ideal for project teams with heavy workloads.

Time for a recharge...

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