Reinvent your Thinking

A weekly dose of ideas, strategies and methods to reinvent your business & your teams
for greater achievement and to maximise your results.

Alignment increases Function!

The young manager sitting in front of me was both frustrated and perplexed. He was enthusiastically committed to getting the best possible results from his team and had been working hard to get them all “on board” with his vision of what was possible in terms of outcomes, both in Sales and Customer Satisfaction.  The brand that his franchise was a part of tracked both of these and provided incentives for success in both. He wanted his team to qualify for the incentives and there were...

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The Power of (Appropriate) Repetition.

I was in a coaching session recently with an experienced manager, who had come to me because he felt like his team had “gone off the boil”. They were still delivering results, but things had flattened out. Sales growth had slowed and there was a sense of things being a bit stuck. A couple of diagnosis questions later and it became clear that the underlying issue fell under one of my Business Reinvention Principles (BRPs) – the power of REPETITION. Here are two of the elements that we...

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Team Reinvention – The Consequence of Inaction

Sitting in a Training Seminar last week, on Risk Management & Governance for a Not-for-Profit Board of which I am a Director, I was fascinated by a discussion about the challenge of getting Board Members (in this case, all volunteers) and sometimes staff members to deliver on the action items & tasks assigned to them. With all the best of intentions, items can easily fall off people’s “to do” lists, especially as most lists are long or seemingly endless! When I’m working with a...

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Be the Change you want to see in the Workplace

In my part of the world, the kids are nearly back at school and almost everbody is back at work after the Christmas Holiday break. I’m always excited about getting back into the swing of things, although as a solo-preneur, I’m never really 100% “on holidays” – my mind is always noticing things, collecting ideas, putting thoughts together in new and interesting ways. This is why it makes me sad to know that there are many people who feel like they are being dragged back into a place they don’t...

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Two Key Questions

The second part of the “goal-getting” story is two key questions that we need to address: The first question is “do I really want it? (or does someone else, more than me?)” Sometimes, we find ourselves working towards a goal that doesn’t really belong to us. It might be something that someone else thinks would be good for us – a loving parent; a well-meaning friend; that old school teacher whose voice still echoes in our head. After many years of working on making sure that I am focused on MY...

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Goal-Getting is the new black!

Mid January is a great time to take a look back over last year. It’s also a tricky thing to do – we need to make sure that we don’t get bogged down in bemoaning all the things we didn’t do! From a mindset perspective, it’s much more effective to review the year with a focus on what did happen – look for the good things; for the elements that made our lives better and also for the learnings and the lessons. We need to avoid beating ourselves up for what didn’t get done, because many of us set...

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Let’s Ban New Year’s Resolutions!

Welcome to the new year and my new blog – Mindset Musings. Each week, I’ll be sharing ideas I have come across, ways to manage your mindset for greater achievement and hints to help you maximise your results. This time of year is usually focused on a couple of diverse things – recovering from the festive season festivities; enjoying time-out with family & friends and setting things up for the year ahead. It’s the third one where your mindset is critical, both for your individual plans for...

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