It took me 16 years to realize that I wasn’t a great leader. The irony is that it was my reputation as a leader that was keeping me in the game. By the end of my career I am pretty sure that leadership was the key reason my name kept being added to the young … More Confessions of an AFL Captain
Wellbeing is not HR’s responsibility. If your wellbeing program sits with HR, then it is in the wrong spot. You may get some nice fun events to do, some new furniture and maybe some helpful policies, however, if you are serious about wellbeing, then HR is not the place. When determining where the best place … More Don’t give wellbeing to HR!
Champions are boring. Well that’s not quite true. There are many champions who are very interesting people. Serena Williams, Mohammad Ali, Michael Jordan; all champions and all very interesting people. What I mean to say is that champions master the art of boredom. Let me explain. In order to be great at something, you need … More Champions are boring.
If you’re lucky enough to get a break this Christmas, use it wisely. The wisest thing you can do is avoid wasting time ‘recovering’ from 2018. Instead spend the your time getting ‘ready’ for 2019. That’s what high performers do. Now you might be thinking ‘2018 has been hectic and I need to unwind’. Fair … More Recover or Prepare – what do high performers do?
For the last 18 months I have been fortunate to work as an Associate Coach with leading UK based consultancy, Planet K2. The gang at K2 have decades of performance coaching experience in global sport and business. From Olympic teams to some of the UKs and the worlds biggest companies, K2 is passionate about helping … More Excellence – 4 tips to start your journey.
With under a month to go before exams, kids all over the country are putting together their study schedules. This is great, but understand, there is a big difference between having a schedule and utilizing a schedule. Simply blocking out time in your day won’t necessarily help if you aren’t ‘ready’ to study in … More 6 Secrets to Successful Study
Being great one week and average the next does not make you a high performer. It certainly does not make you elite (Australian tennis players take note) Only those who perform at a consistently high level can call themselves high performers. The key is developing excellent habits. Not chasing the latest fad, but understanding the … More 7 habits of high performing people
The 72% increase in girls playing AFL is a wonderful thing for the sport and for female athletes. A new path to professionalism has opened up and females of all ages are embracing it. In order to maintain the momentum we must be mindful of why females, especially adolescent girls drop out of sport. … More 5 reasons why girls drop out of sport.
Every child has the potential to be a leader. Sure, some have more natural leadership traits and instincts than others, but every kid has the ability to ‘learn’ how to be a leader. Below is a list of 6 things you can do for your children to help them realize their leadership potential. Role Model … More Raising a Young Leader – 6 tips
Old timers will tell you that leadership groups are akin to Participation Awards. They’re full of people who aren’t good enough to be outright leaders so you put them in a group, give them a title and keep them happy. At times there is an element of truth to the theory, however dismissing Leadership Groups … More 6 essential Leadership Group tips.