How to be More Assertive - Assertion Messages

October 16, 2017

The goal of Assertion Messages is to change behaviour which is intruding on or upsetting you.

Learn these 3 key components of Assertion Messages and instantly become more Assertive as a leader.


Overcoming the Struggle of Perfectionism

July 26, 2017

Perfectionism can lead to physical and emotional stress, both personally AND organisationally.
If you want to move from the STRUGGLE of Perfectionism to STRIVING for excellence, here's how to disrupt your damaging thinking, language and behaviour patterns.


Leading in a VUCA World - How to keep your high-performing brain active, even under intense pressure

June 8, 2017

How would you like a breathing technique that allows you to stay in positive performance mode, with the 'clever' part of your brain working for you, even under intense pressure?


Learned Optimism - Upgrade your Thinking System with a Proven 5-Step Model

May 10, 2017

The ABCDE Model is a method for building Optimism by recognising and disputing pessimistic thoughts.  

This model is a proven method of upgrading your Thinking System and if you practise it, will not only make you a more inspiring leader but will significantly improve your personal life too!


Celebrating Success - The Winning Formula to Stop your Talent Drain

April 9, 2017

In our super busy world, it’s all too easy to focus on the next task at hand, rather than to stop and acknowledge what has been achieved. This MasterClass will give you a Winning Formula to avoid making that mistake!


Meet a Great Leader - Top CEO Shares her Fundamental Must-Do’s for Success

February 7, 2017

Great Managers founder, Sandra Wood, conducted an interview with top Australian CEO who reveals her fundamental MUST-DO's for every successful leader.

In this extract of the interview, Kim Anson shares these two invaluable tips.


Upgrade your Culture with Tribal Leadership

November 1, 2016
This is the second in our 3-part "Building a Great Place to Work" culture series.

In this MasterClass we are going to delve into the principles and “how to’s” of Tribal Leadership” and how to use them to upgrade your team culture. Everybody loves an upgrade, right?

A tribal leader is someone who:
  • is actively upgrading the culture in their tribe. 
  • knows that culture is what makes the different and figures out their tribe's current culture.
  • knows how to nudge their tribe from one stage to the next.
We all know that human beings naturally form tribes. What separates average tribes from those that excel, is their culture. Tribal culture exists in stages, going from “undermining” at the lower stages, to “egocentric” in the middle stages, to “history making” at the higher levels. Where is your “tribe” currently at? Let's find out!


How to Build a Great Place to Work: A 6-Step Culture Building System

October 5, 2016
Improving your culture can deliver huge benefits to your business:
• Financial – the better the culture and employee engagement the better the bottom line results
• You’re more likely to attract and retain talented staff
• Morale is higher – staff are more energetic & enthusiastic
• Responsiveness to change is better
• There is more co-operation and teamwork
• Productivity is higher
• Physical and emotional safety improves – there tends to be fewer workers compensation claims and less grievances
• Reduced staff turnover and absenteeism

Use this 6-Step Culture Building System in your business and be the envy of your competitors!

Emotional Agility: Overpower Stress with 4 Simple Steps the Greatest Leaders Follow

September 1, 2016
Emotions play a big role in stress management. So, let's talk about the skill of emotional agility.

Emotional agility is about knowing yourself and developing a greater level of control over your feelings and reactions. With greater emotional agility, you can maximise your confidence. You can turn negative emotions into positive thoughts, and respond resourcefully in a way that you may not even know that you're capable of right now, but you are.

Emotional agility is one of the most valuable business skills you can possess, and you are capable of improving this skill quite quickly. It just takes a bit of practice. Here are 4 steps to improve your emotional agility...

6 Steps to Pain-Free Performance Conversations

July 19, 2016

Performance conversations aren’t easy. They are probably one of the most challenging parts of your role as a manager. Our third and final installment of the Painless Performance Conversations series is a 6 Step Performance Conversation Model to build your tool kit of skills and put them into action.