What we think

Allowed to be happy

Watch Listen Read Allowed to be Happy I was talking with one of my friends recently, and she reflected on her current situation. Like many folks out there, she’s striving to buy a house. In Australia right now, that’s a particularly challenging thing to do in any sensible kind of way, for any sensible kind of price! During the conversation,

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Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification

Watch Listen Read Great Expectations begin with Great Clarification I recently had a chat with one of my team about some work they were undertaking. The client was an internal team member, and it hadn’t gone as well as planned. Ever had that – Internal or external, where the client was less than pleased? I know I have been there,

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Fake it till you make it

Watch Listen Read Fake it till you make it. When I was a young person, having just finished a teaching degree, I remember being given a few ‘valuable’ pieces of advice that confused me. The main one, the one I recall foremost was, ‘just remember, fake it till you make it!’ (The second in line was ‘don’t smile until Easter.’

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Decomplexification

Today, I want to have a deeper conversation about decomplexification.

So much of the time, we’re focused on simplification.
We often want to find solutions to problems by simplifying or stripping things down to their bare bones, wiping the slates clean.

While it’s important, it isn’t a silver bullet.

In fact, sometimes simplification just creates more problems.

So, what should we be doing instead?

What we really need more of is this idea of decomplexification.

Click below unpack what I mean – and what that could look like in your business.

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Drift

Watch Listen Read I  Choose to Drift When you think about the word ‘drift’ or ‘drifting’, it’s likely you have a few negative connotations that come up. The idea of drifting usually conjures images of ‘floating away’, moving away from what is intended, without control – or the ability to take back control – when it might be needed. You’re

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Clutter

Watch Listen Read Clutter A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble. Let’s talk. I’ve got to say, I am really lucky. I get to meet with talented people seeking to do amazing things in the places where they work. So often though I see those same people, (and teams, and organisations) working under layers of unnecessary complexity, something

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I choose to struggle

So much of the world has been struggling this year. COVID-19 has brought upheaval, challenge and change to most of us both economically and socially – not to mention health consequences – mental and physical. For many people, the global pandemic has been just one extra layer of struggle on top of countless others they were already dealing with in

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I choose to choose

“You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” Lou Holtz Psychologically, we humans are a fascinating bunch. Whatever is happening now has the power to influence what we think; the way we think; and our beliefs about our potential. When times are good, it feels like

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I Choose Business Over Busy-ness

I think a lot of us – myself included – lose sight of the fact that business with an “i” doesn’t always have to mean busy-ness with a “y”. When I say business, I’m referring to whatever work or activity you do that crosses the six elements of life. Business is not necessarily restricted to what you do within your organisation or

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How a better personal brand helps deliver better business

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew has a conversation with Jane Anderson. Jane is a Strategic Communications expert. With over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications and leadership development, she has worked with over 100,000 people, especially women on building more

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How a Gift Mindset helps you to be better

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew has a conversation with Renee Giarrusso. Renee Giarrusso is a highly sought-after communication, leadership & mindset expert. She is a speaker, three-time award-winning author, facilitator, trainer and coach. She works with leaders, teams and organisations

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Making work better for your people – so they can deliver better business

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People Better Business, Dr Kelly Windle joins Andrew for a conversation. Dr Kelly Windle is a psychologist and executive leader who speaks on the topics of future of work, leadership, and culture. With 15 years’ global leadership experience and

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Does a better culture lead to better people and better business?

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew has a conversation with Shane Hatton. Shane is a Queenslander by birth, Melbournian by choice, curious by nature and creative at heart. He has spent the last decade developing remarkable leaders, teams and cultures. He is an

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How do we get better at leading through disruption?

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew talks with Kate Christiansen. Kate is a Curly Thinker who has spent 30 years navigating complexity for a living. She is an award-winning author, facilitator, mentor and keynote speaker.  She shows ambitious leaders and teams

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How your value proposition directly impacts your people and your business

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew has a conversation with Dr Richard Hodge. Dr Richard Hodge develops and teaches systems approaches to some of the hardest problems the world faces today. He shows people that no problem is too big for

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Why Fearless Leadership makes people and business better

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew has a conversation with Corrinne Armour. Corrinne is Australia’s leading thinker in Fearless Leadership.  Over 10 years in corporate leadership roles, two and a half years living and teaching in a jungle refugee camp on

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Thinking differently about different thinking

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this episode of Better People, Better Business, Andrew is joined by special guest Callum McKirdy. Callum is a speaker, coach and facilitator who helps teams and leaders think differently together. Callum is dyslexic and ADHD positive, and an experienced HR Expert who works

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The critical relationship between values, behaviour and safety

Prefer to listen on your favourite podcast app? Click the links below to listen and subscribe In this Better People Better Business episode, our consultant Bhavna Patel sits down for a conversation with Andrew Deering. Bhavna has over 20 years of experience in operational and leadership roles in training, competency assurance and human resources.  She is also a coach who

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