Risky Business

Risky Business

Ever done something that scared you? I used to ride mountain bikes in the bush before I had kids. By the year 2000 I was building up good technical skills and could ride up and down jumps that scare me to look at these days. Recently on a local bushwalk I found a very...
The Expert Leader

The Expert Leader

In my work with a multitude of organisations, I’ve found there are 2 types of people who tend to be responsible for quality, environment and safety management systems. Acknowledging the great work these people do, this article explores potential opportunities for...
Empowering Others

Empowering Others

Apparently the word ‘empower’ is a bit overdone. But in my experience it is often not done enough! To empower someone is to give them the authority or power to do something, and to make them stronger and more confident. This year I have taken a big step and empowered...
GO DEEPER ON PROBLEM SOLVING

GO DEEPER ON PROBLEM SOLVING

Have you ever been in a canoe or small boat and noticed water at your feet? What did you do? Did you start by emptying out the water so your shoes and gear didn’t get wet, only to realise the water was not decreasing? My husband and I had a situation like this about a...
THREE ESSENTIALS FOR KICKING GOALS

THREE ESSENTIALS FOR KICKING GOALS

Having trouble getting your team to follow through on objectives? It’s not easy getting ownership for something that is seen as ‘extra’ to their normal job. Yet some teams are really succeeding. How do they do it? This story might shed some light. When my son was...