The People Leaders Podcast

Jan and Michelle Terkelsen

The People Leaders Podcast is a resource for managers and business leaders creating high performing teams. Join leadership and team development experts Jan and Michelle Terkelsen each week and explore both subjects from every angle.

Through practical tips, valuable insights, and compelling interviews with leadership experts around the world, you’ll learn how to bring out the best in your staff an

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Has your physical, emotional and mental well being fallen by the wayside during all this change and uncertainty?  As a people leader, you need to be your best self so you can lead others. Paying extra attention to your own well being is always a good idea. In this episode, we share our top seven strategies from our Leadership Essentials program that help you do just that.  Episode highlights:  An introduction to our Leadership Essentials Program. Six modules, with a new one released every two weeks, and group coaching taking place every second week.  Our physicality is about our capacity to expand and recover energy and is defined by the amount of energy we have. The importance of sleep and why it should be a priority  Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM, the brain and body is at its peak rejuvenation cycle. Set up your environment for a good night’s sleep - make sure your room is around 17-18 degrees. Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to keep your energy levels up. Jan’s secret ‘prime tea’ to help her stay hydrated and curb cravings for caffeine - a mixture of boiling water and CCF seeds (cumin, coriander and fennel). The ideal number of cups of water per day for women is 11. Nitric oxide - a secret weapon when we breathe. Why we all need to learn to breathe through our noses more, especially when we’re sleeping. The importance of breathing exercises that we share in our Leadership Essentials Program. Mental health is all about how you focus your energy. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Toy Schwartz: They say that nothing so interferes with performance and engagement as the inability to concentrate on the task at hand. And in order to perform at our best, we must be able to sustain concentration and then move flexibly between broad and narrow, as well as internal and external focus.  Practice self-reflection to improve your energy focus - look inwards to learn more about yourself and what you need.  Is the way you talk to yourself disempowering you? The words we use create our environment and experiences.  Did you know we all have around 60 to 80,000 thoughts a day and most of them are negative? The three ways to become more aware of yourself through self-talk and how to improve your thoughts.  Why we all need to practice being silent to give our brain a rest from the noise. Purposeful silence is a real opportunity for you to top up your mental energy. The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah, says: “Without the capacity for silence, man is incapable of hearing, loving, and understanding the people around him.” Look after your emotional wellbeing by looking after the quality of your energy.  Self-care isn’t about being selfish. It looks different to different people, but unless you can fill your cup up first, you won’t have a lot to give to others.  Is there something you can do to take care of your emotions today? Can you learn to say yes to yourself and your needs?  Inject some fun and creativity into your days - cook from scratch, tell a joke to your family at the dinner table, or use your skills to garden or paint. Join us for our Leadership Essentials Program, where we share these seven key strategies and more to improve your physical, emotional and mental well being as a people leader. Starting on 25th September 2020. People Leaders Quick Links: LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS PROGRAM - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program  People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 17

19 min

We know things aren’t easy right now. We’re all learning how to navigate such dramatic change in business as a result of COVID-19. And a change in our environment means changing the way in which we work.  So we’ve created a transition plan to help people leaders and their team embrace the change and move forward post-COVID as a high-performing team .https://peopleleaders.com.au/covid-transition-plan-template/  Episode highlights:  Understanding how business may have changed Three key areas managers and leader can support their teams with - safety, support and information The importance of making a plan Four key areas to focus on - team protocols, safety, tools and technology Understanding the purpose of the team Highlighting both team goals and individual goals Spending time on the simple things - listen to your team and communicate Why you need to pay attention to your own wellbeing as well as that of your team’s Identifying your key principles Writing down your goals, objectives and targets and holding people accountable Identifying your critical success factors Knowing what steps you need to take to achieve your goals Measures of success - coming up with the criteria that will determine whether or not you’ve achieved your objective Accessing our ‘Lock in the Learnings’ package - https://peopleleaders.com.au/lock-learnings/  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 27

21 min

How are you coping with all the change and uncertainty that’s going on at the moment? We’ve all been affected in different ways by Covid-19 and all the restrictions that have come with it, not to mention the disturbed routines. Some are taking it in their stride, while others are struggling, particularly those who’ve been forced into a second round of lockdown. We’ll leave you to decide which end of the spectrum you are in.For all of us though, Covid-19 is a masterclass in flexibility. It’s a non-elective subject that we’re all enrolled in and are coping with to varying degrees. (We discussed this on our latest podcast episode, which you can listen to here). Our own flexibility has been challenged and, for the most part, we’ve risen to the challenge, making sure that each situation ‘doesn’t take away our peace’. We put that down to more than 30 years each of working on our own personal development and our own self leadership. This includes reading from great teachers of the past and present, time spent in workshops learning from masters in their field, our regular meditation and yoga practices, and the hours we've each spent teaching, facilitating and coaching leaders in business throughout Australia.We’ve learned a lot along the way and practice the skills we’ve picked up every single day. But you don't have to wait 30 years to develop the same coping mechanisms or resilience that we have. We’re excited to help you benefit from our 30 years of ‘practical research’ by inviting you to participate in our brand-new Life Essentials Program. We’ve taken some of the most important lessons we’ve learned over the years and assembled them into bite-sized chunks that you can learn, and put into practice, in just a matter of weeks. We could say it’s a 6-week intensive on resilience and coping but it’s actually much more than that. With elements of training and live group coaching with us, it’s a foundational program in self-leadership that you won’t find anywhere else. So if you like the idea of being in a position where circumstances ‘don’t take away your peace’ you can find out more here, including details of a bonus group coaching call that we’ll add to the program if you sign up before this Friday, August 14th.Here’s to you leading your own way out of the current crisis… People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 11

13 min

In this very special episode — our 100th episode — we’re in myth-busting mode and are taking a look at the common misconceptions of introverted and extroverted personality types.  It’s no secret that we’re lovers of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and using it to understand your own and your team’s personality types. There are certain things that we see time and time again when it comes to understanding — or a lack thereof — of the different personality types out there.  It’s your role as a people leader to find the uniqueness in each person. When you really look at the underlying motivation for behaviours, it makes life so much simpler. Knowledge is definitely power. So we’re here to help uncover the seven myths of introversion and extroversion.  Episode highlights:  Our personal relationships with introverts and extroverts - Michelle is married to an extrovert and Jan is married to an introvert. How we use our personal relationships to teach our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshops. “When you really look at the underlying motivation for behaviours, it makes life so much simpler. Knowledge is power.” Research shows there are slightly more introverts in Australia and slightly more extroverts in America. Myth #1 - Extroverts are happier. They are more likely to express their thoughts and feelings. Introverts tend to have a rich internal life so analyse more and keep to themselves.  Myth #2 - Introverts don’t like to socialise. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions. Introverts do like to socialise, they just do it in a different way, on their own terms.  Myth #3 - Extroverts are more confident. Extroverts come across as more confident because of their body language and openness. On the flip side, introverts appear calm, but it’s not always the case.  Myth #4 - Extroverts are superficial. Extroverts love breadth of relationships and events, while introverts love the depth.  Myth #5 - Introverts are less emotional. They tend to bottle up their emotions more, so it’s important to check in with introverted people rather than assuming they are okay.  Myth #6 - Extroverts love to network. Because extroverts are good at making small talk, it’s assumed they are great networkers. Really, introverts can be just as good because they can delve deeper and foster stronger relationships.  Myth #7 - Introverts don’t contribute as much. Giving an introvert the opportunity to speak up in meetings is key. They might contribute in other ways, such as listening and being fully present.  “The MBTI is a great tool to use to broaden your level of staff awareness and understand the impact you might be having on other people. If you’re going to work on anything, understanding yourself and your impact will bring you a rich life.” Our hopes for helping people leaders through this significant time of change with our virtually run workshops.   For more information on our MBTI workshops, visit the People Leaders website.  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 29

30 min

We’ve had a lot of mixed responses from clients considering engaging us for leadership and team-building programs since Covid-19 restrictions took hold back in March. All the leaders and organisations we’ve spoken to recognise that the team dynamic and organisational culture have had to adapt to the new ways of working, and that in many ways these changes will be permanent. Where people get stuck though is deciding on how and when to get us in to facilitate some work with their teams. Some say it’s “too important to wait so let’s move on it now, even if we have to do it online,” while others say, “it’s too important to do online, so let’s wait until we can get together face-to-face and do it then.” We did a podcast on this very subject, which you can listen to below, and one of the most important points we make on that podcast is this… “If it's not now, when are you going to make those changes as a team? The most successful teams have been the ones that have continued to put learning and development, team building, working on themselves, up there with getting the work done and staying safe. And so the teams that are waiting, waiting, waiting till this is over, you will have missed the boat. You will have missed the opportunity, one of the best and biggest opportunities that you're ever going to have as a team to inch up to that high-performing mark is now.” We cannot stress that point enough, the opportunity cost of waiting until face-to-face facilitation becomes a reality again far and away exceeds any perceived benefit of face-to-face facilitation over online facilitation. We say perceived benefit because in our experience, online facilitation can be just as effective as face-to-face facilitation. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s some feedback from an HR Manager who asked us to put together a series of webinar-based workshops for their organisation… "Wow. I was a bit hesitant to go ahead with the online program but you have delivered way beyond my expectations. I didn't realise something online could be so dynamic and effective, and the feedback from those who participated has been outstanding. Thank you once again and looking forward to the next one". - HR Manager (Government Owned Corporation) Victoria. In the podcast we outline some examples of workshops that we’ve been presenting successfully online and included some snippets of content.  Here’s a quick summary of those and, of course, if you’ve got another need you want met, we’d be happy to put together a bespoke workshop for you.    MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) Team Sessions - 2 and 4 hour sessions and customised MBTI reports for your team members Wellbeing Strategies While Working  From Home - Just what it says on the box! How To Run Effective Team Meetings, ‘Check Ins’ And ‘Catch Ups’ In A Virtual Environment - Let’s get rid of Zoom/Teams fatigue and get everyone engaged again! Team Building Sessions – Icebreakers and  team-building activities in a virtual environment Establishing  Good Rhythms And Routines - So essential with a fragmented workforce How To Cope With Change And Uncertainty – Strategies and ideas to implement at the individual and team level “Lock In the Learning” - how to establish new ways of working in a Covid-affected world These sessions can be two hours or longer, depending on what the group needs, and start from only $1500 (+ GST for Australian clients) and deliver benefits that far exceed the cost. We can also conduct LSI Assessments and follow-up coaching if required to ensure your leaders are working at their best. The bottom line is, high performance is critical now and too important to put off till things get ‘back to normal’. That's worth repeating. High performance is critical now and too important to put off till things get ‘back to normal’. Hit reply or give us a call (Jan on +61 425 795 938 or Michelle on +61 424 298 438) if you’ve got any questions or would like to discuss how we can help you and your team or your organisation, lift their game now rather than later.  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 20

19 min

We have an information-packed episode with Zoe Routh. In this episode, Zoe talks about the gig economy and this pandemic, strategies for leaders on retaining talent, her definition of loyalty in the workplace, on being an elder-archetype leader, and more. Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She believes developing people skills is the gateway to better decisions and greater results. She has worked with individuals teams  internationally and in Australia since 1987. From the wild rivers of northern Ontario to the remote regions of Australia, Zoë has spent the last thirty years showing teams struggling with office politics and silos how to work better together. Zoë is the author of three books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments - Leadership when it matters most and Loyalty - Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates. Her past leadership roles include Chair of the Outdoor Council of Australia, President of the Chamber of Women in Business, and Program Manager at the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. Zoë is also the producer of the Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast. Her fourth book, People Stuff - Simple tools for better leadership, is due out May 2020. Episode Highlights:  Who is Zoe Routh? Zoe Routh shares with us her past affiliations, experiences, and her first marathon experience. Zoe talks about the gig economy and why digital nomads chose to be digital nomads. It's interesting how the gig economy and digital nomads were well ahead of the curve in terms of being prepared for a pandemic. "What motivates us most is not necessarily money, but purpose, mastery and autonomy." - Dan Pink “We look at the gig economy and the digital nomads, autonomy probably sits as the primary reason why people go into that kind of work conditions where they're their own boss.They have the freedom to operate where and how they choose, making their own hours. And this makes for very engaged workers because they're doing it on their own terms.” Zoe talks about research from Osi Tanner about what makes really good work. "The number one thing they (Osi Tanner and team) found that made a difference, a real difference to engagement and making good work is recognition." On the topic of recognition for teams in the workplace: “It doesn't cost much. It doesn't take much time and it has such a profound impact on how people feel about their work.” A discussion on how the pandemic made most of us into digital nomads, how it amped up our ability to learn technology, being autonomous, and more. "Health. Wellbeing. Put that at the forefront of everything that you do. Get yourself into a rhythm of looking after your health and wellbeing, because that is what's going to sustain you through this. And of those people that have done that, you can see them they're sort of rolling through quite nicely." Zoe shares some tips for leaders regarding some of the things that could be done to retain those people that are considered talent. "There's a lot of macro trends in the work environment that are working counter to this desire for leaders to keep their staff around. As a leader, if you just want to hang on to people and you're expecting loyalty to equal longevity in a workplace, you're going to be sadly disappointed. "I think we need to redefine loyalty, first of all, as advocacy, not longevity." "As a leader, we need to spin our focus a little bit from trying to keep people and focus more on creating such an amazing work life experience for people, an employee experience for people, that they will be advocates, no matter how long they stick around for you." "Isn't it interesting that leaders think that they're doing the right thing by actually offering all these perks, but actually, they're discounting the underlying reason why people would either want to go or stay." What are some leadership traps? What's debilitating about the Imposter Syndrome? "I've seen that debilitation happen mostly with female leaders, occasionally with male leaders." What are the three aspects of the elder archetype that we want to engage and involve into our leadership approach? "You have these polarities or these poles. I guess one is Deep Imposter Syndrome. At the end of the spectrum it's arrogance and hubris. And that trap of arrogance is really difficult. So that's what can turn us from being an elder archetype to the tyrant archetype." "Feedback is the cut-through piece that helps shield self-awareness." "The more specific you can be about the sort of feedback that you want, then you're more likely to incorporate that. And have it as a focused and targeted way to do something with your leadership." Zoe discusses the Four Devils of People's Stuff. The Four Devils are a lens on the behavior that we find challenging in the workplace. "I think at the outset what leaders often do, which is a mistake, is blaming it on personalities. And so if you have any of these devils, one or multiple of them in your workplace, we often think they're just a problematic personality." Zoe also discusses how leaders can manage or basically "cure" these Four Devils. Zoe shares a strategy on how to set up robust conversations in your team What Zoe is currently working on "As leaders, if we're to be wise and compassionate leaders, we need to work on our practice of perspective." Zoe shares an overview of her new upcoming book titled "People's Stuff" What are the strategies that Zoe shared for leaders who are very good at the attention to detail? Useful Links:  Zoe Routh Website - http://www.zoerouth.com  Zoe Routh on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoerouth/  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 16

37 min

In this episode, Franziska shares some wonderful ideas and tips on courageous leadership, concepts of imperfection and how it is helpful for leaders and teams, personal branding, and more. Franziska is an internationally renowned speaker, entrepreneur, adventurer. She's known for her thought leadership and for pushing boundaries. Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing strategist, mad adventurer, author and the co-founder BasicBananas.com, Oceanlovers.com, MomentsofHumanity.com, TheBusinessHood.com and SaltyLipsBand.com.  This episode is one knowledge-packed and fun episode to listen to.  On winning a number one female speaker award - "I am often the only female speaker so it's a little bit easier to win that award." Franziska shares her take on courageous leadership. "There's a huge difference between courageous leadership where you lead with a vision and then there's the managers where it's more about the KPIs and the goals, and you need both.“ “The only thing that is certain right now is uncertainty. So having leaders that are leading with courage is so important.” The three components a courageous leader must have - vision, principle, intuition “Logic is not going to get us anywhere right now because none of this stuff is logical. It's, it's quite nonsensical, a lot of it.” The courage effect "Courage is contagious. And leading with these principles is contagious. Naturally as a leader, and if you have team members, they look up to you, whether you know it or not or whether you think they do or not, they do, and they will copy you." "The courage effect is about leading by example, not pointing the finger or forcing something onto people. And then naturally some people will fall away from your teams. Naturally some people will deselect themselves and that's good." Franziska shares some ideas and her thoughts on how to keep teams engaged. The concept of imperfection (relating to teams) and the comparison trap "Give people ownership and expect people to own their results. And you can do this by encouraging people to fail, to make mistakes, not getting upset about failures, but actually rewarding almost failures." “What often happens is that we as humans, as a society, are so obsessed with perfection. And it comes often from comparing ourselves and looking at what other people are doing.” Bottom-up leadership "(As a leader) You want to get your team to engage in your vision and principles and drive the culture." Franziska’s tips for leaders who want to enhance their personal brand within an organisation "Personal branding needs to come from you. It needs to be authentic." The brand alchemy method "The more that the person can get clarity on what they're good at, the more they can bring that into the business." What Franziska is working on at the moment that is exciting her Useful Links:  Franziska Iseli on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/franziskaiseli/  Franziska Iseli Website - https://www.franziskaiseli.com/  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 7

32 min

In this episode, we interview James Sinclair, the Chief Executive of EnterpriseAlumni. His primary role is in recruitment but he is really making a name for himself teaching organisations how to maintain relationships with staff when they do leave. He also contributes to various media on the future of work and large enterprise innovation and entrepreneurship. He shared some fantastic insights around how to create diversity in high-performing teams, clear opinions on exit interviews, setting up your own talent pool and tapping on it to future-proof yourself and your organisation. Episode Highlights:  James talks about him being an ENTJ - its gifts and downfalls. "We come to opinions very quickly. We're willing to trust guts, we're willing to run fast and we do listen and we take it on board. We just don't always recognise and we don't always perhaps take the moment to say 'Thank you for your opinion. Thank you for your idea. I hear you.'" EnterpriseAlumni and James' role and responsibilities Letting talent leave without continuing a relationship and keeping the door open is like having an asset walk off your balance sheet James' thoughts about exit interviews "The only real way to know how great you are is to work with you. " "Respecting that leaving is inevitable is such an important thing." "There's a lot of conversation that people don't leave companies, they leave managers some of the time. Other times it's because there's another opportunity that's just better that perhaps you couldn't get in this organisation. Or if you think about career growth, most people grow into a next job that they're not quite ready for" "Treat everyone like a customer at every single step of the way. Your employee experience should be a consumer-like experience. If you wouldn't do it to a customer, don't do it to an employee." James’ opinion on creating diversity for high-performing teams "High-performing teams come from small teams with diverse opinions, little budget and unfair goals and unfair expectations." "Ideas are the easy part. The execution is always the hard part of a high-performing team." "One of the great things you can do with a high-performing employee that you think might get trapped or stopped in your organisation is to kick them out and essentially kick them to another company. And I'm sure, again, my data's a little bit wrong somewhere, but kick them somewhere. Let them get that experience, let them get everything they're looking for and then actively nurture them, actively talk to them and recruit them back into that senior role as and when they're ready because they're going to walk in hot and ready to perform." "You can't judge people on competencies. It doesn't work because two people with identical competencies could be very different performers, thinkers, all of those things." "This concept of having this pool of alumni, whether you're a small business or a Fortune 500, is no different. There's no reason not to maintain some sort of a connection to these people to get the recruiting costs, which are dramatic." "High-performing teams are performance-based results. I don't care if you work for a minute or a hundred hours. Results. That's the business I'm in and I think that's what remote teams are going to suddenly uncover.” "There is a real spotlight on your ability to communicate very clearly as a manager based on the performance outcomes, not just, “These are the things I want you to do”. It's always about, "What is the result that we're looking for?" "That's why they tell you in design thinking, never have a negative view against someone else's idea, even if it's awful, because it just might set off a flash that is a better idea or a new idea. And I'm a massive believer of that." EnterpriseAlumni’s Covid-19 response and recovery. How managers can future-proof themselves. Using F words at work... What advice would James give an organisation who is actually going to move through this new environment?  Talent is the best protection an organisation can have  Don’t thinking of people leaving the organisation as traitors How an organisation can remain in contact with their alumni "It's a privilege for you to stay in contact with us (with a company). Not a right. I think companies need to recognise that." Useful Links:  James Sinclair on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdsinclair/  EnterpriseAlumni on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/enterprisealumni/  EnterpriseAlumni on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseAlumni/  EnterpriseAlumni Website - https://enterprisealumni.com/  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 16

31 min

In today's episode, we are graced again by the presence of Vivian Goh as she talks about financial wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Vivian is the founder and coach of Simple Wealth Coaching (SWC). She also discusses how you can, step by step, start getting your financial house in order and automating your budget so you can prepare and make sense of the current changes in the economy and the impact on your life. An overview discussion by Vivian of what's happening in our current financial markets and its impact on us. In Australia, we have not actually experienced a recession for over 20 years. "Recession, in terms of the financial markets, happens usually in a cycle - every 7 to 10 years." "Whenever there is growth, there will always be recession." "Recession isn't really a good or bad thing but it is just how the money system goes. It's made up of ups and downs, and we're just experiencing one of the downs." What can we do to get our house in order in terms of our finances? "The people who are riding this wave with resilience are the ones who were already investing in their personal development and growth and are actually doing really well at this time." To get clarity about your financial wellbeing, you list down everything and get clear. Vivian shares some support websites where we can get more information and tools essential to checking our financial well-being MoneySmart.gov.au - https://moneysmart.gov.au/ Speak to your accountant directly to see if you're qualified for "JobKeeper" or a "JobSeeker” allowance. Vivian shares some key steps on how to get your financial house in order. 1. Know clearly where you are at a financial standpoint. Be very specific. 2. Set a goal for the next 3 months. 3. Employ the necessary resources with clear intention. "It's quite common to find $20,000 of missing money a year." Would Vivian advise working with a financial coach or planner when getting your financials planned out?  "Start investing in yourself." Vivian shares with us her Covid-19 Financial Coaching Package and an overview of this program. "Transform your relationship with money so that money is something that you can really relate to, in a confident way, in a loving way." A recession can be the best time to invest or spend money as often things are cheap “We talk about automating our processes within the team environment, but automating your budget makes absolute sense." Useful Links:  Vivian Goh on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivian-goh-simple-wealth/  Simple Wealth Coaching on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/simple-wealth-coaching/  Simple Wealth Coaching Website - https://www.simplewealthcoaching.com.au/  People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 13

23 min

In this episode, we’re chatting with Jesse Curry, the founder of First-String Leadership. Founded in July 2019 (first as a blog, now a podcast) to serve other leaders and entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses, but needing leadership training to do so. He began his career as in the US Army as an Aviation Officer, including serving as an Intelligence Officer, up until his final assignment as a company commander in 2016. We discussed in this episode his experiences from being a West Point student and graduate, serving in the army, and working with leaders and entrepreneurs through leadership coaching. Episode highlights: - Who Jesse Curry is - 2 primary principles of trust - What trust is and what Jesse thinks of it - "Trust and empowerment are hand in hand" - "Get Your Own Boots Dirty" - Get down, get dirty, build trust - Jesse shares his experiences that shifted the way he approached leading teams - What is extreme ownership? - Jesse talks about HIIT Training - "As a leader, as entrepreneurs, and as leaders, if you're not in good physical condition, you're not going to bring your best mental self to work." - Jesse shares his West Point experience that led down the mindfulness path - "Part of being a leader is you that have a collective mind" - "If he's the smartest person in the room, he’s already failed" - I'm leading a team now, what could I do to foster trust amongst the team? - "Don't just focus on the business piece. Focus on them is a person." - "Take care of each other, and they'll (team members) take care of the client." - Practical examples that leaders can improve their education and develop around development and leadership - "Take prudent risks" - "Push your own comfort zones" - Jesse's thoughts on feedback - "Leadership is a journey" - Staying in touch with Jesse(linkedin) Useful Links First String Leadership website -   https://www.firststringleadership.com  Jesse Curry on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-curry-ab7797a8/  Jesse Curry on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/firststringleader/ People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 5

35 min

It’s a turbulent time. The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread and the majority of people are working from home. It can be stressful trying to navigate these changing and uncertain times. So, checking in with yourself, your family and friends and your team is key.  In this podcast, we’re sharing our top five tips we’ve learned along the way to make working from home a little easier for you and your team.  Episode highlights: Working from home - it can be stressful whether you’re used to it or not. Set up your environment - set aside a room or space in your house to use as a home office and desk. Make sure your desk and office are clear and tidy so you don’t get distracted. Get into a routine each morning - start the day with exercise and journalling or a mindfulness activity. If you have children, find a rhythm that works for you and your partner. Having a structure in place will help you be more efficient with your time and your day will be more effective.  Come up with a set of agreements with your family to make your day-to-day lives easier and less stressful. Agree on noise levels and be respectful of people’s spaces. Working at home can be very isolating - take time to check in with your team each day Keep check-ins separate from work meetings - focus on the individuals and offer support and help where you can.  Have structured one-to-ones to provide clarity for each team member and help to alleviate stress and anxiety.  Take time for yourself - go for a walk or play with the kids throughout the day.  Take time to reflect on what you’re grateful for each day. Practice being realistic and optimistic each day. Make sure you have fun! Useful Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Apr 15

16 min

Are your processes and systems helping or hindering your business?  In this episode, we’re chatting to Craig Meinicke, the founder and managing director of Touchpoint One, a Brisbane-based management consultancy business. He has over 20 years’ experience across many different industries and in various utility sectors including water, electricity, transport and resources. He began his career as a water treatment plant operator and has worked his way up to now delivering key solutions to complex problems to utility companies and SMEs throughout Queensland.  We cover everything from bridging the gap between a great manager and a great leader, and what makes a high-performing team, to creating strong relationships with stakeholders.  But the key takeaway from this interview is how Craig’s five-step method can improve profit, productivity and staff engagement, and reduce stress and frustration.  Episode highlights:  Who Craig is - founder of Touchpoint One. Bridging the gap between being a great manager and a great leader - the tools you need in your toolkit. Key problems most businesses have that Craig has identified. Why a lot of businesses have systems and processes that don’t fit their business. What investing in the wrong technology could mean for businesses. Many business owners are unable to identify a problem because they are too close to the business. Being on the right side of the legal argument - Are your business systems truly compliant with legislation?  Taking the time to develop systems and processes - a lot of businesses don’t see the value in it. Mapping out the systems of your business as it grows means you’ll get a better understanding of your business. Craig’s Business Health Test - 40 online questions to assess your systems and processes, technology, information and data, your team and your strategy. Craig’s D-Livery Method - a five step framework to transform your current management systems: Discover, Diagnose, Design, Develop, Deploy. What Craig thinks makes a high-performing team How to create strong relationships with stakeholders - listen, feedback, manage expectations, stay neutral and keep people informed A helpful read: ‘Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone’ by Mark Goulston Where the name for Craig’s business came from - he found himself in the touchpoints between businesses, between different groups and businesses, between businesses and legislators, etc.  Craig’s gift to you - his Business Management Blueprint template How to book meetings with Craig Useful links: Craig Meinicke on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigmeinicke/ Touchpoint One Website - https://touchpointone.com.au/ Touchpoint One on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/touchpointoneptyltd/ Touchpoint One on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/touchpoint-one-pty-ltd/ People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Feb 12

29 min

A new year means new opportunities and a chance to set yourself up for a successful year ahead. But we’re not talking about making New Year’s resolutions. We’re talking about something much simpler, and much more likely to make a difference to your life, both personally and professionally. In this episode, we’re looking at the power of a good morning routine.  Episode highlights:  Why morning routines are so important Why you should steer clear of New Year’s resolutions Focus on your wellbeing  Too many people don’t get enough sleep and rely on caffeine The importance of a good evening routine - limit screen time before bed Latest science shows it’s what you do during the day that determines how well you’ll sleep Guided meditation in the mornings How meditation by Louise Hayes has helped us Why you need to pay attention to your progress How do you determine whether you are moving forward in your life?  How do you measure your progress as a people leader? Make your goals visual to stay focused Coaching helps everybody, even us! The only thing you can truly be responsible for is your actions Ask yourself quality questions and start the day with them so you’re a better role model Habit is just a repeated behaviour - start small and tweak your existing habits People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jan 23

17 min

It can be stressful not having control over your money. And sometimes, the idea of taking back control is so daunting it can be hard to know where to even start.  Luckily, in this episode we cover that and more.  Vivian Goh, financial wellness coach and founder of Simple Wealth Coaching shares her knowledge and tips for taking responsibility of your finances.  Her areas of expertise include life coaching, wealth creation, budgeting, protection planning, debt planning, investment, and retirement planning, to name a few!  Vivian’s mission is to empower people to achieve financial wellness by teaching them how to have a healthy relationship with money. She does this through coaching and workshops and has worked with some of the top tier companies in Australia, so she knows a thing or two.  Episode highlights:  An introduction to Vivian and what she does Eye-opening statistics - 49% of Australians say personal finance is the number one cause of stress What brings in most of Vivian’s clients - a lack of knowledge around dealing with personal finances How Vivian starts to help her clients - clear any assumptions when it comes to money and then look at what they truly value in their lives An example of how Vivian has turned someone’s life around What budgeting really is - a simple money flow Building awareness around your finances The three main pitfalls when people look at budgeting The importance of incorporating what’s happened in the past as well as what’s happening in the here and now An insider tip from Vivian - using an online robo advice company to help you invest Three highest value habits people can do to control their personal finances - figure out what you can and can’t control, check or challenge your assumptions, and journal your thoughts on money and see if there’s a pattern  The components that determine a person’s financial wellbeing according to 2017 research by Professor Elaine Kempson and her team What Vivian is working on right now - working with small businesses on a financial wellness program Useful Links:  People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Vivian Goh on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivian-goh-simple-wealth/ Simple Wealth Coaching Website - https://www.simplewealthcoaching.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jan 10

31 min

We don’t know what kind of year you’ve had to date but whatever it’s been, now is a great time to review how the year has been for you in the context of being a leader. If you still haven’t got the results you were hoping for in 2019, hang in there, you may be closer than you realise. And if you did get the results you were looking for, well done! And if you happen to be reading this or listening to the episode long after it was published, anytime is a good time for a review so don’t think you have to wait till the end of the year to do this process. You can do the review process on your own or with your team Teams often find the process energising as they feed off each other’s insights If you are doing it with the team, you have the choice of doing it collectively or individually then having everyone share Start with a large square drawn on a sheet (or whiteboard, etc) and divide it into 4 equal squares In the top left note all your achievements for the year In the top right note all the lessons learned from your achievements In the bottom left note all your mistakes and challenges for the year Resist being judgemental about the mistakes In the bottom right note all the lessons learned from the mistakes and challenges Based on the lessons learned, how will you approach things differently in the year ahead? Key lessons from our own review include: The power of the breath.  The power of a consistent morning routine.  The power of acceptance.  We are all ‘works in progress’ and ‘it never finishes’. Schedule the things that are important to you.  The power of visual reminders.  The power of feedback. Your turn now! Schedule some time now do your own review to set yourself up for 2020 and beyond. We’d love to hear what your biggest lessons are so please share them with us via email when you’ve completed your year in review. Useful links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

25 min

Do you write your own story? Do you build your own personal brand?  In any environment, you need to take responsibility for your career, how you want to be, the reputation you want to be known for, because if you don’t determine it, other people will do it for you.  In this episode, we’re chatting to someone who helps leaders do exactly that: Matt Johnson.  Matt is a marketer, speaker and founder of San Diego-based PR and production agency, Pursuing Results. He runs a virtual team to share his core thoughts on leadership with people around the world.  He’s also the host of the MicroFamous Podcast that aims to help people use podcasting as the new networking tool to become micro-famous in their fields, and has a book on the same concept being published soon.  Episode highlights: Who Matt is and what he does The importance of writing your own story and your own personal brand - if you don’t others will do it for you Your personal brand might be determined by others based on interactions outside the office or on social media etc.  Matt on being introduced as ‘the podcast guy’ and having to reset his personal brand Positioning himself as an authority The type of information to share to position yourself as an authority: what you know, what you’re learning and what you’re doing How Matt knew he was heading in the right direction - the level of engagement and how he felt when he got on the phone with clients How introverts can become a thought leader in their space - use podcasts to get yourself out there Leadership is driven by three things: personal performance, systems and people Why you can’t rely on rockstar people to build a rockstar business A system takes more effort today but it makes tomorrow easier Running a virtual team and the importance of consistent communication and weekly meetings A business book that Matt swears by: “General and Industrial Management” by Henri Fayol What Matt and his team talk about in their weekly team meetings Holding people accountable to their performance goals as a leader Skills every leader needs to successfully manage a virtual team Projects Matt is working on now: the re-launch of his podcast and the publication of his book based around becoming micro famous Free training on Pursuing Results How Matt looks after himself - he doesn’t schedule anything in the afternoon Useful links: Matt Johnson on LinkedIn  - https://www.linkedin.com/in/microfamous/ Matt Johnson on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/microfamous/ Matt Johnson on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/getmicrofamous Pursuing Results Website - https://pursuingresults.com/ Pursuing Results on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pursuingresultsllc/ MicroFamous Podcast - http://getmicrofamous.com/ People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

43 min

Constructive team agreements are all about the behaviours and the way the team interacts with one another and stakeholders. In order for a team to be high performing, no matter their industry, they need to agree to uphold those behaviours throughout the day and week as a team.  A person might be doing a really good job in terms of what they have to deliver, but it’s not just about delivering the task, it’s about how they deliver the task.  So in this episode, we’re talking about team agreements and why they’re important if you want a high-performing team.  Episode highlights:  The two main issues for managers - behaviour and each team member’s role What are team agreements?  Why a team agreement should be the first thing a people leader works on with his/her team Identifying what ‘good’ looks like to your team Does your team know how to communicate in a respectful manner?  The importance of managing disagreements effectively Keeping stakeholders happy An example of how one leadership team ensures nobody burns the midnight oil Taking it one step further - creating an agreement of ‘off track’ behaviours Encouraging self-reflection at the end of each meeting  What you need to do as a people leader if you want to create a team agreement Useful links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

15 min

In this episode, we’re chatting with our favourite yoga instructor, Cate Wilson, about why yoga and leadership are the perfect match.  Cate is a 250-hour YTT yoga teacher, with a love of learning and inspiring change in others. A wife and mother of two, she’s also a beauty therapist and thermomix lover and is passionate about what we put into our bodies, onto our skin and allow into our minds.  Episode highlights: The common issue people try to fix with yoga according to Cate - dealing with mental injuries Why yoga is so good for time-poor people What Cate thinks is the biggest misconception about yoga - not being flexible enough and “yoga is only for hippies” Finding the right yoga teacher  Victor Frankyl’s power of the pause quote and why Cate thinks this is key to becoming a better people leader It’s a powerful tool to recognise that you can always take a moment and choose how you respond to every situation You don’t need to be challenged by those colleagues who push your buttons - know what your triggers are and rewire your brain and your reaction A good question to ask yourself: ‘Why am I sharing this information?’ Be clear about your purpose and it will make you more conscious Another of Cate’s favourite quotes: “Only speak if it improves the silence” Being a good role model for your team - get out, get fresh air and space and give your team the  Part of the leadership journey is giving context for your actions and explaining a change in your behaviour The physical benefits of yoga - stronger and more flexible  The benefits of yoga for your energy - using the breath to bring the whole body together as one The mental benefits of yoga - making the body pliable and gives you the ability to sit with yourself Where to start with yoga - practice at home and start with the butterfly pose to stimulate the body followed by a few sun salutations The biggest insight for Cate this year Meditating each day, even if only for six minutes a day How Cate meditates each day Useful Links  People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2019

31 min

It’s no secret that in order to be an effective leader, your energy levels need to be maintained. The same goes for being an effective, high-performing team member.  It’s easy to lose awareness of your energy, but reconnecting with it doesn’t need to be difficult.  In this episode, we chat to Chris Wildeboer, CEO and Personal Energy Specialist at Balance Central. Her journey to understanding and finding balance began in 1995 when she attended a kinergetics workshops and learned how to reset.  Now, she works with leaders and their teams to help them achieve high performance as individuals and as a team. Chris delivers individualised workshops for her clients in Australia, Dubai, the UK, USA and elsewhere.  She is also a speaker, a best-selling author of ‘Balance Central’ and has been nominated for a number of business awards.  Episode highlights: What Chris does - works with leaders and teams to achieve high-performing teams Who she works with - anyone who thinks they’re a leader and feel confused about their next steps Reoccuring themes and problems Chris finds in the leaders she works with - confusion Chris’ tips and strategies for leaders who feel uncertain going into a meeting Why grounding yourself is so powerful Stop worrying about what everyone else is going to think Find out who you are and figure out what is sapping your energy Chris’ superpower - being able to hear what people don’t say Why Chris doesn’t call herself a coach Chris’ decision-making model - ‘The Next Step’ and the different types of energy as a leader The golden question to ask yourself when you’re feeling hazy - what am I willing to include? What Chris does daily to feed her own energy The different aspects of our energy - it’s not just about our emotional being, our mental being and our intuition How Chris ensures all aspects of your energy works together The most common issues Chris sees in teams that she works with - individuals living up to the expectations of the position they’re in Why Chris enjoys working with individuals in teams rather than the team as a whole What Chris is working on at the moment Connecting via LinkedIn Useful links: Chris Wildeboer on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriswildeboer/ Chris Wildeboer on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chriswildeboer/ Balance Central Website - https://balancecentral.com.au/ Balance Central Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChrisBalanceCentral Balance Central YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/BalanceCentral People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2019

33 min

Do you lack confidence as a leader? It’s a common problem among people leaders, and something we’ve seen more and more of lately.  Many new and developing leaders think they’re not good enough, and don’t have all the tools and resources to lead confidently. But it is possible to build your confidence and bridge that gap to improve.  In this episode, we’re sharing how to do just that.  Episode highlights:  New and developing leaders think they’re not good enough Building your confidence comes down to your mindset and your belief about yourself and your capabilities You can control your confidence Start by simply trying - choose an area where you want to improve and just give it a go Practise makes perfect - with repetition and learning you can become masterful Even if you fail, you’ll already be more competent that you were before you tried You need to trust yourself and other people Trust that things aren’t going to go wrong so you can grow Why high achieving people tend to struggle with imposter syndrome Be vulnerable, step out of your comfort zone, ask for feedback and refine yourself Use the resources on our website to get started And if you’re up for some next-level support, take a look at our brand-new program for new and emerging leaders - What Every New and Emerging Leader Manager Needs to Know About Leading People and Teams.  People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2019

9 min

You might already be in a position of leadership, or you might have recently been promoted or put yourself forward for a new role. Whatever stage of leadership you’re in, it’s time to change your strategy.  Being a leader requires next-level thinking. You need to prepare mentally, physically and emotionally. Luckily for you, we’ve got a few tips and strategies to help you do just that.  This episode comes to you from Bali so sit back and relax into next-level thinking!  Highlights:  Why you need to think differently once you become a leader Shifting your focus - it’s no longer about you, it’s about others Shift your mindset and focus on your team to achieve your goals as a leader You can only focus on others when you operate with self-awareness Find role models in your organisation for inspiration Model some behaviours of other next-level thinking leaders Reflect on feedback you’re given/have been given in the past Do you want to be liked as a leader? Don’t shy away from difficult conversations because you want to be liked Study yourself and recognise what your tendencies are as a leader Have a clear vision - make a list of five things you want to achieve and keep it visible Get an ‘accountability buddy’, mentor or coach to guide you through being a leader Reach out to us if you would like help in becoming a better leader - info@peopleleaders.com.au And if you’re up for some next-level support, take a look at our brand-new program for new and emerging leaders - What Every New and Emerging Leader Manager Needs to Know About Leading People and Teams.  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2019

9 min

Making the move from supervisor to manager isn’t a simple one. Working the way you used to work just isn't going to cut it anymore.  The three key areas that allow you to be successful in a managerial role are your thoughts and mindset, your behaviours and the tools and strategies you use.  More importantly, there are 10 shifts in mindset you should work on to be successful as a new manager. In this episode, we’re taking a look at them in more detail.  Episode highlights:  Why you might struggle in a managerial role Stepping up as a manager - learning to delegate and shifting your mindset Broadening your horizons - short view vs long view  Becoming a manager means you need to coach your team on what to do, not tell them what to do The common manager catchphrase: ‘What do you need from me?’ Your team members are responsible for checking in with themselves Taking initiative requires a new level of thinking as a manager Giving and receiving feedback is one of the biggest problem areas for new managers Holding yourself accountable and taking responsibility  The importance of finding the balance between your team’s tasks and people issues within the team Seeing your team as part of the bigger picture Leading by example and managing your stress Why being emotionally competent is key as a manager People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2019

22 min

Are you cut out to be a leader?  Many people think they don’t have what it takes. That they don’t have the qualities needed to hold a leadership position. But leadership isn’t some grand vision to be attained.  The title of ‘leader’ is not something that only people like Nelson Mandela or Gandhi are able to use. We believe we all have what it takes to be a leader.  In this podcast, we’re shining the light on leadership and proving that we all have those leadership qualities inside us.  Episode highlights:  Everybody has some capacity to be a leader - giving good advice or always organising events and getting things done Leadership is a journey, not a destination - it takes continuous improvement and practice The best leaders we’ve seen are those who have goals and are always moving forward Becoming too focused on the details - the best leaders look out and up Leadership isn’t a role or a title, it’s a quality Finding ways to work more effectively together Having open and honest conversations, even before you’re in a leadership or management role Do you enjoy developing people?  Crystal clear leadership - be clear about your vision, don’t assume people understand your goals A good habit to get into - before you speak in a team meeting, ask yourself why you’re sharing the information Everyone has the capacity to be a leader Start with developing yourself as a person - journalling and being present and mindful People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2019

11 min

In this episode, we’re chatting to Gretchen Gagel. An expert in the construction industry, she consults to owners to support the cost-effective planning, design, and construction of capital assets, and to contractors, engineering firms, and material and equipment suppliers.  Her firm, Greatness Consulting, has worked with high level clients over the years including Intel, Marriott, Hewlett Packard, United Airlines and others.  Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from the University of Denver, a Masters in Nonprofit Management and a PhD in Organisational Learning, Performance and Change. She is also an Affiliate Professor at the Australia National University and the University of Denver, where she develops and teaches courses on leadership and ethics, change and agility, strategic human resource management, evidence-based management and team performance. Her research explores the relationship between leader behaviours and organisation agility, which we’re very interested in and talk more about in this episode.  She’s also an experienced consultant to the nonprofit sector and author of ‘8 Steps To Being A Great Working Mom’. Episode highlights: Gretchen’s focus at the moment - leadership and women What Gretchen’s firm, Greatness Consulting, does - helps people solve strategic issues The problem with creating change management as a capability nowadays - everything changes faster than it used to How Gretchen defines agility The book she used for her research - ‘The Agility Factor’ The four agile routines - agile strategising, agile proceeding, agile testing and agile implementation What Gretchen did for her PhD study - measured the behaviours of leaders of business units and the presence of the four agile routines Typical leader behaviours Gretchen found in her research  What Gretchen would like to research in the future - how culture develops these four agile routines How leaders influence business culture and why it’s key they understand their impact The difference between leaders and teams in the USA and Australia Regional cultures in the USA How our nationalities and backgrounds impact our ability to lead effectively The teams Gretchen has worked with in Australia are all multi-cultural Google Aristotle Project - learning about psychological safety Gretchen’s tips to leaders and teams to demonstrate or give psychological safety Making the time to reflect on yourself as a leader Sometimes you have to let people go if you want your culture to change Gretchen’s upcoming work - chairing the board of Bridges to Prosperity Habits Gretchen has to ensure she remains a high performer - no caffeine, working out, 8 hours’ sleep a night and regularly playing golf One piece of advice Gretchen gives to her clients that she needs to take on board herself Useful links: Gretchen Gagel on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchen-gagel/  Greatness Consulting Website - http://greatnessconsulting.com  People Leaders Quick Links: People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2019

34 min

Do you ever feel a little stuck or that you lack focus when at work?  Working inside, whether you’re stuck in an office or a warehouse or at home, means your brain has ‘less space’ to think.  The challenge for most people is not having enough space in between their meetings or between their thoughts to allow their creative juices to flow and allow something better to come to them. So it’s a good idea to look outside the window every now and then because it actually allows the brain to become a little bit more expansive when it sees space.  So in this episode we’re taking a look at how to transition and a four-step framework you can use that we’re calling The Anatomy of Change.  Episode highlights:  Working inside all day means your brain doesn’t have the space it needs to keep the creative juices flowing To be your best you need to learn to recalibrate and rebalance as you transition throughout the day from desk, to meeting, and back again One of the biggest problems is that most people want to change one thing in their lives - it doesn’t work that way To change some aspect of your life, you yourself have to think and respond differently The framework we use in any situation or event in our lives Accept that there will always be something you can’t control How do these situations make you feel? Sad? Disappointed? Unappreciated? You control the way you think and feel - what’s an alternative feeling that will leave you feeling empowered rather than victimised?  Your response and actions to things determine your results How we used this framework for a flight we missed The importance of positive thinking - it will affect your energy if you continue to think like the victim Useful Links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2019

15 min

In this episode, we explore an issue that one of our podcast listeners is facing, but it’s a common problem in any high-performing team: dealing with difficult people.  Hands up, do you have a difficult colleague or somebody in your team that could be considered difficult?  In the case of our podcast listener, they felt their colleague has high IQ but very low EQ. So we’re going to give you a few ideas on how you might deal with someone who, in your eyes, has a difficult personality.  Episode highlights:  Knowing how to deal with colleagues who have difficult personalities can be a common problem What makes a difficult personality? Sometimes high IQ but low EQ Leaning to change behaviour - anybody can learn a new behaviour People don’t like change so don’t force them to change What’s the benefit for people to change the way they behave at work?  As a people leader, it’s your duty to ensure the best environment for people to perform to their absolute best Managing your response to difficult behaviour The importance of not ignoring difficult behaviour - you won’t grow and neither will they Start by improving the quality of your conversations Follow the SBIN method - situation, behaviour, impact, next step Be specific and ask what they think about the facts you present Dealing with a difficult personality can significantly drain your mental and emotional energy Change the way you think about that person - perhaps they are just different Get some 360 feedback using the LSI tool Check in with yourself first and take action Useful links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2019

11 min

We have been getting a lot of feedback from leaders who feel they don’t have a good relationship with their stakeholders. So in this episode, we’re taking a look at a few strategies and approaches that can help you improve your relationships for better business success.  Episode highlights:  Defining a stakeholder - an individual or group of people who have something to win or lose by you being successful or failing in business The common issues for leaders and stakeholders - many people think they have a good relationship but actually don’t  The difference between having a good casual, social relationship and a healthy overall relationship: specific feedback Main areas of value to a stakeholder - responsiveness, reputation and performance  Lifting perspective and seeing the bigger picture - brainstorm who your stakeholders are Your team members are your biggest stakeholders A downloadable template to help you brainstorm Who are your stakeholders? What are their biggest concerns and what can you do to support them? What do you want from them? How important are they to you? Success quote from Warren Buffet in ‘The Third Door’  How well do they currently support you? Taking action - asking for feedback and adding value Useful links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2019

14 min

Recently we chatted with Sandra Hannah on the People Leaders Podcast. Sandra is a customer operations manager at City West Water and a participant in a 9-month leadership program we ran in 2018. Sandra used our High-Performing Team Indicator (HPTI) with her team and told us, “I used the High-Performing Team tool because I wanted to find out exactly how my team felt. You can question your team, but there are some people who sit back and don’t say anything but really want to. “Quieter team members sometimes have the best suggestions but they don’t want to put themselves forward in team meetings, so the High-Performing Team Assessment Tool is great for them as individuals.” Sandra also shared that the results of the tool stimulated valuable discussion amongst the team members. She said that hearing each other’s point of view gave them a better understanding of they dynamic of the team. The discussion was so productive that their one hour team debrief turned into a two hour session. “The High-Performing Team Assessment Tool was set out well and was easy for people to follow. People have different learning styles, but everybody was able to participate and give their own opinion.” And if you want to find out what your team really thinks, you access our new online version of the High-Performing Team Indicator tool here. Points covered in this episode: What attracted Sandra to the High-Performing Team Indicator - it gave her and everybody on her team the opportunity to express their thoughts on what needed to be changed How Sandra administered the tool Insights Sandra gained from her team after the assessment - two teams that stood out Using the tool to focus discussion as a team to move forward What Sandra liked about the tool - easy for people to follow and split into good sections Why the tool is especially useful for the quieter members of the team Sandra’s advice for other people leaders using the tool How Sandra would feel about being rated by her team Useful links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Sandra Hannah on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-hannah-73923084/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-hannah-73923084/ City West Water Website - https://www.citywestwater.com.au/ High-Performing Team Indicator - https://peopleleaders.com.au/high-performing-team-indicator/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

15 min

When a business goes through a period of change, good or bad, it can be unsettling for its employees. That’s where people leaders are important; knowing how to deal with change and having the skills to react the right way can help a team move forward. In this episode, we chat to Virginia Thompson about how employees can connect strategy and purpose and learn to live with ambiguity and uncertainty. Virginia is director and co-founder of Human Priority and a specialist member of the People Leaders team. She has worked in corporate facilitation, consultation and executive coaching for the last 15 years. We know her as a master coach and someone who has the ability to manage a large scale change, having worked with Virginia on a number of large transformational programs. Episode Highlights: What Virginia does and why she loves it Why executive coaching is so important - allows people leaders the chance to take time out to reflect on what’s important We all play multiple roles so it’s key we remember our goals and what needs to be done to achieve them The many reasons executives go to coaching sessions A common theme in both individual and group coaching sessions - underestimating the amount of effort required to make a change Virginia’s tips for coaching executives through change Humans tend to be uncomfortable with change Acknowledging How people leaders can tell their team about change and what they need to do Tools and skills people leaders needs to navigate change - observing, listening, asking questions Opportunities for people leaders to manage change How to set your team up for success - understand how change affects you and your team and put it into perspective Often people don’t mind change but don’t like being changed Virginia’s best piece of advice for a people leader going through change - living in ambiguity and having skills and strategies to help others through that Knowing how to drop back into learner mode Don’t be afraid to use emotional language - it’s validating as a leader Useful Links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Human Priority Website - http://www.humanpriority.com.au/content/view/16/30 Virginia Thompson on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginia-thompson-5647147/  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

27 min

As a business owner or people leader, your job is to make a change to the lives of your customers and clients. But what about making a change to your local community? Even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact, and can really boost your company’s success. In this episode we chat to Carrie Harris, president of Aspire Worldwide. Her team builds customised Give Back programs and teaches businesses how to increase their success using their resources to make a positive change, both near and far. Aspire Worldwide gives back by contributing a portion of all their profits to Operation Underground Railroad, whose mission is to rescue children from sex slavery. Over the years, Carrie has created programs including the Caring Kids Program and Family Preservation of Utah, which addressed social needs in her own community. Currently, she’s working with The American Campus helping individuals from third world countries receive an education and leadership and entrepreneur skills to strengthen their communities and country. Episode Highlights: What Carrie does and her career background What a Give Back Program is and why businesses have them An example of a business that builds beds for children who have never slept in a bed - team competitions to see who can make the most beds Involving as many people in your business as you can - promoting a good business culture and positive work environment The process for a small company - think about causes that you’re passionate about and look at the needs of that cause Looking at both ROIs - return on investment and return on impact How Carrie helps businesses - Live To Give program Creating a service-centered culture Obstacles for people leaders that might stop them from giving back - they want to make a difference but don’t know where to start because it’s so overwhelming There are needs in every community and businesses are the answer Free 15 minute consultation with no obligation with Aspire Worldwide Inc Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders   Carrie Harris on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-harris-mba-331b1659/ Aspire Worldwide Inc Website - https://aspireworldwideinc.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

25 min

Does trust in business need to be difficult? In this episode, Richard Nedov shares his simple secrets to building successful relationships in business, based on trust, transparency, and leadership commitment.   Richard is an experienced senior executive and director, with strong knowledge of the energy, renewables, and logistics industries, and a proven track record in business turnaround. He is currently a non-executive director and leadership consultant. He also works with Indigenous Land Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia on their increased focus around commercialisation and producing greater benefits for the indigenous estate. We worked with Richard on a leadership programme a couple of years ago and saw first hand his ability to bring high level strategy down to a day-to-day operational level. He has now joined our team at People Leaders as a consultant and facilitator. Episode Highlights: Richard’s role in People Leaders The work Richard does with the Indigenous Land Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia - focusing on commercialisation and benefitting the Indigenous estate Richard’s mantra - to keep things simple Insights into what Richard thinks makes a successful alliance and joint venture One of the hardest things in business is for people to trust Trust starts from the top with leadership Richard’s approach to building relationships - trust and transparency A story about handling difficult relationships Having the courage to ask for feedback Building credibility to build trust How to challenge and support your team Richard’s approach to asking his team questions rather than provide answers The importance of being approachable as a team leader but remembering there is a slight difference between you One piece of advice for people who are moving into a leadership position - ask yourself if it’s really want you want to do How Richard keeps on top of his health and wellbeing - daily exercise Useful Links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Richard Nedov LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-nedov-96088435 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

29 min

When we talk about people leadership, we’re also talking about leading yourself through your career and in areas of influence. No one knows this better than Vicki Bryce, Engagement Advisor for Melbourne Water. Prior to that, she worked as Office Manager to the Managing Director, a position she held and redefined for four years. We think there’s a lot to learn from Vicki, when it comes to the role of the Executive Assistants and Office Managers. In this episode, we chat about the challenges of being an Executive Assistant (EA), transferable skills needed, and how to ensure you deliver your own personal brand as well as the Managing Director’s. Episode Highlights: Going from retail to Executive Assistant - transferring her skills to work at ASX level and then for BBDO, the largest marketing company in Australia How to succeed as an Executive Assistant - know what’s happening in the organisation, be involved and be customer and stakeholder-focused Being curious and thirsty for more knowledge of the business world and people in general Being the eyes and ears to the company - the admin and strategic sides of being an EA Benefits for Managing Directors of having an EA who is more strategic Building a trusting relationship with the MD Objectives Vicki puts in her Performance Development Report that she knows are going to enhance her work with the MD Working with other Executive Assistants in the organisation Use your air time well - knowing when to speak up and when to keep it for later Giving feedback on behalf of the Managing Director - remember to deliver your own personal brand as well as the brand of the MD Vicki’s daily activities - ‘temperature check’ across the organisation Being the bridge to the MD Moving into an Engagement Advisor role Useful Links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Vicki Bryce LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicki-bryce-maicd-6444a087/?originalSubdomain=uk Melbourne Water Website - http://www.melbournewater.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

36 min

One of our most popular downloads for people leaders is the High Performing Team Assessment Tool. We developed it to give managers a practical way to have open and honest discussions with their team. In this episode we chat to Jayden Cardinal, a user of the tool, about his experience. While it’s designed to help leaders better understand their team, he tells us it has just as many personal benefits for the individual too. Episode Highlights: A brief background of the High Performing Team Tool, what it is and who it’s designed for Jayden’s role in the company How the High-Performing Team Tool was used in the meeting Jayden’s recommendation for how to divide the groups - the pros and cons of random selection How Jayden and his team used the tool - discussing scores given and why and coming together as team to agree on a final score The outcome of the tool for Jayden and his team The personal benefits the tool has had for Jayden and what has changed since completing the assessment Discussing the alignment between people and the managing director and building a better business culture Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

13 min

When we do our Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshops with people, we’re often asked how team members can be the same type but be so different in so many areas, and vice versa. Not everything can be explained using the Myers-Briggs framework, but the answer is: they may have a different MBTI Step II result. There’s a lot of depth to the MBTI and that’s what we love about it. A lot of our people in our community have done Myers-Briggs Step I so we’re going to look at taking it to the next level and look at Step II so you can better understand the depth and breadth of your personality as well as your team members’ personalities. Episode Highlights: A basic understanding of what the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II can reveal Knowing the real you - learning more about yourself Using Step II for personal and professional development Introversion vs extraversion in different areas of our personalities The way we connect with others How open we are to communicating feelings and thoughts Understanding the breadth and depth of our relationships The ways we communicate, socialise and learn Levels and kind of energy we have for different personalities Free template for people leaders Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

19 min

Do you have what it takes to be a good people leader? We’ve thought long and hard about what makes good leadership. We’ve narrowed it down to what we believe are the top three skills based on our experience working with people leaders over the years. They are feedback, coaching and delegation. In this episode, we discuss the models we use for each skill, and the benefits of each skill for you as a people leader, and your team. Episode Highlights: Top three skills - feedback, coaching and delegation Feedback - giving and recieving it Balancing feedback with positive comments Using the SBIN model for feedback Coaching - following the 80/20 rule Encouraging your team to find their own solutions How to use the GROW model for coaching conversations Delegation - the benefits for you and your team Showing your team that you trust them and earning their trust in return Using the CROW model for delegating tasks Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

23 min

We all know what makes a good people leader, but have you ever thought about what people leaders might do that could hinder their leadership skills Geoff McDonald, a speaker, author and prolific writer, speaks to us in this podcast about the common mistakes managers make too often. The journey for Geoff began with a degree in architecture. He has also owned his own website design business, a coaching business, and presented training programs.  Nowadays, he concentrates on speaking at conferences and events, and helps other people finish their goals through, Project Done, a guided program that helps people implement projects in their business. Geoff has also written 8 books over the years, the latest being ‘Disruptive Leadership’, which takes a deeper look at the ongoing “leadership crisis”. Episode Highlights: Geoff’s book wrappers - reviews of leadership books 3 books Geoff recommends for leadership - ‘On Becoming A Leader’ by Warren Bennis, ‘The End Of Leadership’ by Barbara Kellerman and ‘The Leadership Challenge’ by Kouzes & Posner Key themes in the leadership space New leadership issues - gender, team environment, millennials Moving away from male dominated leadership Why building a good team environment is so crucial Learning to embrace millennials One characteristic every people leader should possess The most common mistake Geoff thinks people leaders make too often - talking too much Geoff’s tips for making the most of reading books that will help you progress as a people leader - read on public transport, at a coffee shop, always carry a book with you About Project Done - why Geoff started the business Why working in a team produces better results than working as an individual Useful Links: info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders  Useful Links:  Geoff McDonald LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffmcdonald/?originalSubdomain=au Geoff McDonald Website - https://geoffmcdonald.com/ Project Done Website - https://projectdone.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

26 min

Today’s topic of choice is one we have found people leaders really struggle with, and can really open up so many opportunities for them: delegation. In coaching or workshops, we often hear managers say, "Yes, but I'm so busy, surely I can't push any more work down on to the people that report to me." Our answer is simply, “Ask, you might be surprised by the response”. If it's the right kind of work and is something your team is interested in or think it may help with their growth and development, they’ll likely say yes. Rarely do people say no, so managers shouldn’t use that as an excuse. It's important not to assume, especially as a people leader, because there are so many benefits of delegating.  Topics covered in this episode:  The main reason managers don’t delegate - fear and a lack of trust Leading rather than managing - delegating tasks for development opportunities Accountability vs responsibility - understanding the difference when delegating The dos and don’ts - knowing which tasks are OK to delegate to others and which tasks should be always done by you How to decide what to delegate and who to assign the task to The 5 questions to ask when preparing to delegate: a suitability index Using our delegating template Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

18 min

As the year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the strategies and habits of the most effective managers and people leaders we have come across. We’ve worked with hundreds of people over the last year, so we’ve gathered a lot of insights into the most effective management and leadership skills in action. Today we’re going to share these with you so you can be the best people leader. Episode highlights: Making your wellbeing a priority - develop habits that promote solid mental, emotional and physical health Ways to develop your mental, emotional and physical health Focusing on your strengths and playing to those Using meetings and catch-ups to keep things fresh but consistent Investing in your skills - listen to podcasts, read books, attend conferences Harvard Business Review and Google team-based studies and results Developing your team - supporting them, listening to each other and creating a trusting environment What motivates team effectiveness? Useful Links:  info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2018

16 min

For some, being a perfectionist is seen as a good thing. For others, it’s a bad trait to have. We all have some understanding of what it means to be a perfectionist, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Perfectionism is on our radar because we’re seeing a lot of it when it comes to people management and the impact it has on those with a tendency to strive for perfection and their ability to manage others. In this episode, we chat about what perfectionism actually means and what you can do to alter your behaviour to lead a happier, balanced life. Episode Highlights: Defining perfectionism People management and perfectionism - leading tasks instead of people What drives a perfectionist’s behaviour? The fear of failure Characteristic checklist: 10 key traits of a perfectionist It’s not all bad - the benefits of being a perfectionist What you can do to work on yourself and your relationships Activity - separating satisfaction from perfection Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2018

20 min

We’re big believers in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and its benefits for the corporate world. But we also love using the Enneagram, and have done for over 20 years. A dynamic personality system, the Enneagram describes nine fundamentally different ways of operating in the world. It reveals how our patterns of attention and focus create our core beliefs, our preoccupations, our behaviours, and our personalities. While it’s not as widespread as Myers-Briggs, there are many benefits from discovering more about not only your team, but yourself, too using the Enneagram. Episode Highlights: The benefits of the Enneagram A basic history of the personality indicator A look into each of the nine different personality types - the pros and cons A team-building activity to try Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2018

21 min

This post is about one of the most impactful behavioural models we've come across in the last 18 years. It’s called ‘above the line and below the line’ where the line represents choice. We can choose to operate either above the line or below it. If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. But in its simplicity, lies its strength, One of the reasons this tool is so impactful is that it brings values to life in a tangible way. For the teams we’ve worked with, it’s absolutely galvanised the language they operate in and really brought their values to life. We're going to explore the original model here but also how you can adapt it and bring it to life for your own needs. Episode Highlights: How it works and who it’s for Above the line thinking Below the line thinking Above the line feeling Below the line feeling Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2018

23 min

We’ve been using the success wheel for many years, and every time we use it with a leadership client or team we get great feedback and they get great results. The beauty of this activity is that it’s ridiculously simple and yet super effective. In this post we’re going to share why and how we use the success wheel – and why it brings such successful results. Episode Highlights: What is the success wheel? The personal success wheel The team success wheel Success wheel for a leader Why is this tool so effective? Success wheel tips and uses Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2018

13 min

At People Leaders, we’re always happy to hear from our readers and listeners. But today, we’re getting really interactive. If there are things you really want and you’re willing to try and make them happen, we want you to get in touch and tell us all about it. Why? Well, what we really want is to put all our knowledge and experience, tools and resources at your fingertips to help you get what you really want. There are just five simple steps to this process and, if you take us up on the offer, the result for you promises to be an absolute game changer. Here’s how it works. Episode Highlights: #1- Get clear about what you want #2 - How will I know when I’ve achieved it? #3 - How will it feel? #4 - Practise that feeling state #5 - Get in touch with us Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2018

10 min

Many of our coaching clients ask us for book recommendations, especially about the leadership journey. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is probably the book that we recommend most often - and it’s one of our all-time favourites. It’s powerful, profound, and gives you a framework to operate at your best. So we thought we’d talk about what the Four Agreements are and give you some examples of how you can apply them in your teams, as a people leader, and even just in everyday life. Episode Highlights: A background on the origins of The Four Agreements Agreement #1: Be impeccable with your word Agreement #2: Don't take anything personally Agreement #3: Don't make assumptions Agreement #4: Always do your best Why you should also be impeccable with your thoughts Practical ways to put the four agreements into action How to use the agreements to boost your self-awareness and create change Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2018

17 min

You may remember from recent pods and posts that we went on holiday to Vanuatu to do some business planning. Since we were discussing people and leadership, we thought we’d chat with a very special someone we met while we were there – Chief Sam. Chief Sam is an actual Chief of Futuna, a small island in the south of Vanuatu with around 300 people living across four villages. Because we’re always fascinated to learn how different types of leaders work, we were excited to hear all about his role as Chief, and so we shared some Kava and asked him about the joys, responsibilities and challenges of his position. Episode Highlights: How Chiefs are appointed How Chiefs learn about their role and responsibilities How a Chief knows when he’s doing a good job What kind of problems and community matters a Chief has to solve How Chiefs develop and maintain respect The most difficult thing about the role What Sam likes most about being a Chief How the Chief's Council brings village Chiefs together What Chief Sam sees as the most important thing about his leadership role Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2018

17 min

In many of our workshops lately, energy, or rather the lack of it, has been a big issue. In this podcast, we share our top five energy boosting tips. They’re all super easy and there’s not a piece of gym equipment in sight! As a people leader, you really do need to be at your best if you're expecting the best from your team. And to be as effective as you can be, you need to be optimised mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you can get all of these areas humming along - or even just improve them all a little bit – you’ll have more vitality, more strength and you’ll be able to act more effectively in your role. Here’s a countdown of our favourite energy boosters from five to one. Episode Highlights: Drink hot water and lemon first thing Tip: If you’re prone to laziness, make it at night and top up with hot water in the morning. Do something of service for someone Tip: Do this earlier on in the day. If you can set your morning up right, then you're building momentum for a successful and rewarding day. Take three to five deep diaphragmatic breaths Tip: Take three deep breaths before going into a meeting or stressful environment. It acts like a pattern interrupt, clearing the head and circulating oxygen throughout the body and brain. Play your favourite song Tip: Try incorporating this with your morning hot water and lemon - but be careful not to spill! Early to bed, early to rise Find the energy boosters that work for you Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2018

11 min

Today, as part of our leadership series, we’re sitting down with David Ryan, managing director of City West Water, a government owned retail water company, to hear his thoughts on leadership and running a large organisation. The background is that People Leaders ran a six-month leadership programme for David’s team at City West Water in Melbourne. Based on the feedback and the shift in behaviour we've seen, it’s been very successful. David explains: “Leadership is a journey of continuous improvement. You don’t ever arrive at the destination and that’s one of the things I love about it. You also have this huge capacity to make a difference, and I love that too. In our field, it's about water and essential services for the community, but seeing my people grow, as much as anything, is the bit I love most.” David added that it’s this bit that provides the most challenges too, because the influence you have is so much through others.  Episode Highlights:  Trust earning behaviour Creating the right environment Having difficult conversations The importance of well-being  The one characteristic every people leader should have Advice for someone stepping into a people leader role for the first time Giving and receiving feedback  Important practical strategy  Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2018

32 min

The High Performing Team Assessment Tool (HPT) is one of our most downloaded resources. It’s so popular because it’s simple to use and benchmarks your team across eight critical areas, enabling you to easily measure improvements over time. At People Leaders, we’re also all about continuous improvement. That’s why we’ve revamped the HPT in line with feedback received and our own new learnings. In this podcast, we talk you through the tool and changes we’ve made to it, explaining why it’s so valuable in helping you improve team performance. Episode Highlights: What is the HPT? The eight dimensions of a high performing team Why update the high performing team tool and what’s new and improved? What can the team do with information from the assessment? Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2018

23 min

We recently went on holiday with the extended family to Vanuatu and it was fascinating to observe how different we all were in our ways of being. For example, some of us were crazy organised with an agenda full of activities. Others were very present, focusing only on what was in front of them in that moment. Inspired by the family dynamics, we decided to look at personality types in this podcast because, as a people leader, understanding the different ways people perceive and organise information, communicate and make decisions is incredibly useful in avoiding problems and improving effective collaboration within a team. Episode Highlights: Extroversion: Focusing on the outside world Introversion: Focus on the inside world Sensing: Focus on basic information Intuition: Focus on interpretation and added meaning Thinking: Decision-making preference Feeling: Decision-making preference Judging: Orientation to the outside world Perceiving: Orientation to the outside world How you can use the MBTI with your team Useful Links info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders https://expertsonair.fm/mbti-type-skills-managers-people-leaders/ https://peopleleaders.com.au/mbti-type-skills/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2018

21 min

When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we usually think in terms of age and gender. But what about the important differences in personalities, communication styles and approaches? All too often, people don’t speak up at work because it doesn’t feel safe – and the consequences can be far reaching. In this podcast we look at the idea of ‘psychological safety’, and how we can create a framework that really honours the differences people bring to a team. Episode Highlight: Psychological safety – what is it and why is it so important? How to establish accountabilities Check whether you need to refocus or establish clearer accountabilities The importance of a team agreement People leaders who embrace diversity and accommodate different styles create a sense of psychological safety when they invite everyone's input in the way that’s right for them Everyone learns from each other and they all push each other to success Free your people up to really engage and not be afraid of each other Useful Links:  info@peopleleaders.com.au People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/ People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/?trk=cws-cpw-coname-0-0 Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/ Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/ People Leaders Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/ People Leaders Twitter - https://twitter.com/PeopleLeaders People Leaders Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders Useful Links  https://expertsonair.fm/psychological-safety-workplace/ https://peopleleaders.com.au/psychological-safety-workplace/    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2018

15 min

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