Leading with High Performance when the going gets tough

We usually apply high performance in a work environment and, sometimes, we find it to be an invaluable source of strength to apply to any situation. Recently, I found myself on the bench.  Injured athlete needing surgery and enforced time out.  I found that really really hard.  Not only do…
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Maximizing Results through Effective Team Development

What is Team Development? We all know the importance of continuous development in our own role at work. Having a commitment to getting better at the things that add most value in our roles has many benefits. The same things are true for Team Performance - in order to keep…
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Team Development through a High-Performance Lens

High-performance teams understand their picture of team success. They know the results they want, the signs that tell them they’re winning, and the team behaviours they expect. These teams obsess over their team performance just as much as they do over the results because they know that this focus delivers…
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The We Love HR Manifesto

We believe that in any business or organisation that is serious about performance, HR plays a key role in winning and how that winning takes place. Pretty much every organisation delivers its success through people – working individually or in teams and certainly within a culture.   The truth of…
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People are not your most valuable resource.

Firstly, because us humans are not carbon based units of production. I am not a resource and I don't think anyone else is either.  Secondly, because in so many of my conversations with leaders over the last 30 years, the one thing that regularly comes up as their most precious…
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The Power of Workplace Culture for High Performance

    Culture change within an organisation is more than just a buzzword. It represents a conscious shift in the collective beliefs, values, behaviours, and attitudes that define the essence of an organisation. This transformation, often referred to as workplace culture, holds the potential to cultivate high performance and elevate…
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Unleashing the Power of Leadership Development

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, effective leadership is the cornerstone of success. Developing strong leaders within your organisation not only empowers individuals to reach their full potential but also drives innovation, fosters a positive work environment, and propels your business toward long-term growth. So, what exactly makes a…
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Why HR could be doing so much more for you.

A few weeks ago I was chatting to a HRD preparing a talk about the role of HR. Their theme was that HR shouldn’t exist.  The idea that when it comes to people stuff, expertise should sit with functional leaders in the organisation isn't new. I get that in many…
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