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What Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Divers

Dig deeper. Look past the first right answer. Last weekend on my run, I glanced across the harbour and saw this view of a boat on the water. If we were to glance briefly at the photo, we would only see … Continue reading

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The woman behind (beside) the woman

I’m super excited. And I mean pre-teen-girl, squealing, jumping up and down excited. Let me introduce you to the second member of McAlpine Coaching – Jane Grenfell, Executive Assistant Extraordinaire! There is common wisdom which says to surround yourself with … Continue reading

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Peeps Who Make Life Easier

Find some, keep them, show gratitude to them. Many busy executives (and I’m not just talking about women) are unable to conduct their role successfully without having some kick ass support behind the scenes. There’s no wisdom in trying to … Continue reading

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Lessons Unlearned

This week I found myself in a familiar place. Feeling overloaded. Because I couldn’t say no.  Because, once again, I don’t know my own limits.  I know this space so well, I’m almost bored with having to face it again. … Continue reading

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Mastering Mindfulness

Mindfulness, or being actively present in any given moment, can seem like a monumental challenge to master, especially in today’s time pressured, multitasking, busy-laden workplace. One organisation making mindfulness more accessible for its employees is Google.  Their strategy is simple….fresh … Continue reading

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Changing Cultures – lessons from a global expert

I have just returned from the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Australasia Coaching Conference 2013 in Sydney. It was an opportunity to refill my executive coaching cup, rub shoulders with other industry professionals, catch up on the latest research in our … Continue reading

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What to do with burnout

In my last blog post I talked about my personal experience with burnout, and how to identify it – in ourselves, and in team members.  However, acknowledging and accepting burnout is only half the battle in conquering it. Burnout is insidious, and if … Continue reading

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