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Sustainable High-Performance Teams

Posted on August 3, 2017 in Team Building

Sustainable High-Performance Teams

A Sustainable High-Performance Team Journey For over 25 years now, Derek Percival and his team have been working with and advising teams across a wide variety of different Industries, Cultures and Business Imperatives. Derek has identified 7 key stages of a Team’s Journey to achieve Sustainable High-Performance. It’s likely that you will identify with these 7 key stages through your own experiences, joys and frustrations when working in teams. The 7 key stages are: 1. Purpose2....More


From Chief Of Chaos To The Custodian Of Calm In Three Steps

Posted on July 12, 2017 in Corporate Training

From Chief Of Chaos To The Custodian Of Calm In Three Steps

The chaos of today is not going anywhere. Hoping you can hold on until it stops is a futile coping technique according to corporate trainer and keynote speaker, Petris Lapis. Fortunately there are things you can do to move from the chief of chaos to the custodian of calm despite the daily turmoil you might find yourself immersed in.  Work (and life) has never been more hectic or messy and like a blender with the lid off, the more you crank it up, the messier it gets. You...More


Mental Health education in schools and workplaces

Posted on July 20, 2017

Mental Health education in schools and workplaces

We asked Advanced Care Paramedic and Keynote Speaker Paul Spinks, some key questions about mental health. This Q&A session provides a follow-up to a recent article which gave an astonishing insight into our current stress levels and its consequences.   Below we continue our discussion with Paul. How can we turn these alarming mental health statistics around, and create the change that so many of us need? Do you think the current education streams are enough to deal with ailing...More


Schools to increase Mental Health Awareness

Posted on July 18, 2017

Schools to increase Mental Health Awareness

Do you think we are doing enough to integrate mental health? Get up to speed on the latest, hard hitting facts about mental health in schools. Watch a short clip of Paul Spinks speak about the current state of mental health in our schools with this group of education professionals. This vital message needs to be heard and shared in our schools and workplaces. Consider the statistics The leading cause of death in this country from ages 15 to 44 is suicide Consider the statistics: The leading cause...More


Mental Health Q&A with Paul Spinks

Posted on July 19, 2017 in Mental Health

Mental Health Q&A with Paul Spinks

With so many pressures and expectations upon us, stress is on the rise. An estimated 80% of all emergency department admissions  - are now stress related. We asked Advanced Care Paramedic and Keynote Speaker Paul Spinks, some key questions about mental health. This Q&A session provides an insight into our current stress levels and its consequences. Perhaps most importantly, Paul discusses his ideas on how we can turn these alarming mental health statistics around, and create the change...More


The power of storytelling is undeniable for business

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Hot Keynote Topics

Has your organisation considered utilising storytelling to connect and engage with stakeholders? This article by Sophie Weldon, shares some great examples of its uses in business. Sophie is a strategic storytelling and intergenerational specialist. If you don't currently use storytelling in your organisation, perhaps her article might inspire you.   1. Marketing that listens The internet, amongst other things, has changed the way marketers operate and communities engage their members. Where...More


The secret to an agile, fast learning, and resilient team

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Mental Health

Every organisation Graeme Cowan speaks to is trying to do more with less, faster than they did before. This requires the capacity to try many things, fail a lot, learn quickly, and adopt the successful ideas fast. So what is the secret to an agile, fast learning and resilient tribe? Below Graeme comments on this fascinating topic. Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School Professor, and Google have a surprising finding....   In 1998 I was working in executive search and I remember one of my...More


Revisiting Leadership Character

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Leadership Development

Positive Influence and Trust-Relationships expert David Penglase has put together this ‘Intentional Success’ series of practical ‘how to’ videos for HR professionals and aspirational leaders looking for fresh evidence-based ideas and strategies on how to build thriving businesses where people can flourish. This is episode is titled Revisiting Leadership Character ‘Intentional Success’ Series  Episode 1: Do you see Leadership as a Privilege or a...More


Time to move beyond WHY

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Leadership Development

Positive Influence and Trust-Relationships expert David Penglase has put together this ‘Intentional Success’ series of practical ‘how to’ videos for HR professionals and aspirational leaders looking for fresh evidence-based ideas and strategies on how to build thriving businesses where people can flourish. This is episode is titled Time to move beyond WHY ‘Intentional Success’ Series  Episode 1: Do you see Leadership as a Privilege or a Position? Episode...More


Articulating and ‘Selling’ HR’s Value

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Leadership Development

Positive Influence and Trust-Relationships expert David Penglase has put together this ‘Intentional Success’ series of practical ‘how to’ videos for HR professionals and aspirational leaders looking for fresh evidence-based ideas and strategies on how to build thriving businesses where people can flourish. This is episode is titled Articulating and ‘Selling’ HR’s Value ‘Intentional Success’ Series  Episode 1: Do you see Leadership...More