February 6, 2019
Success Culture networking

How to Create Success Culture

What is Success Culture? Success Culture is the ultimate work environment where everyone is achieving personal and professional success by being so aligned with what really […]
January 31, 2019
The Slight Edge - Whats Your Edge

5 Key Characteristics of Successful Teams and How to Implement Them.

This Inc article offers a great explanation of the research results of the five key characteristics of enhanced teams which includes: 1. Dependability. 2. Structure and […]
January 31, 2019
Change culture

Why I started a Business Book Club

“Why start a book club?” I have asked myself this question a number of times over the last couple of months. Followed by “do I even have […]
December 17, 2018

Google did the research on successful teams and culture. We make it actionable.

Google, the company, did what it does best and collected data on what teams and organisations need for success. Since it’s our favourite topic, we’ve matched […]
November 19, 2018
Start with why

Lessons learned from Start with Why

As the author of the book says “Everyone has a Why. Why do you get up in the morning? Why does your organisation exist? Your Why […]
November 8, 2018
Dear CFO

Dear CFO… (aka the naysayer, the bad cop, the person that says “No!”) Want to Change How People Perceive You?

Aren’t you sick of being seen as the naysayer? There’s this cartoon/meme that has been floating around for a while demonstrating what many perceive a typical […]
October 31, 2018
time is ticking for CEOs

Dear CEO, Are You Investing in Your Organisation’s Downfall?

Are you investing in your organisation’s downfall? Because your people are. We see it in workplaces all the time. Your people are working in silos, great […]
October 19, 2018
Legacy the book

Lessons learned from Legacy

Have you read Legacy by James Kerr? It’s a look into the leadership and business lessons of one of the world’s most successful sporting team, the […]
October 5, 2018
how to set up a mentor program

Setting up a Mentoring Program? 2 Free Guides for Mentoring Success

A mentoring program can transform an organisation’s culture. It can help break down silos, draw out Team Intelligence and increase productivity. But like a ‘chicken or the […]
September 28, 2018

What is SuccessCulture?

We build SuccessCultures within organisations. But what is SuccessCulture? Good question. Here is an in-depth answer to what is SuccessCulture and how you can create this […]
September 28, 2018
strategy meeting

Are you a CEO, Director, GM, VP or Senior Leader? Are you Strategic Enough? Our Top 5 Techniques

“Am I a strategic thinker?”, “Am I strategic enough?” Often we hear about women who suffer from imposter syndrome. This is where they doubt their accomplishments […]
September 5, 2018
Making team meetings a success

7 Ways CEOs, GMs, Directors and Execs are Getting the Most Out of Team Meetings

CEO’s, GMs, HR Directors, Senior Leaders and Managers are always looking for and using techniques to get the most out of their team meetings. They have […]
August 28, 2018
Mindfulness for success

Top 3 Things Execs are Asking About and How Mindfulness Can Help

Mindfulness is one of the most effective things we can do to achieve the success we want. Here are three professional situations where being mindful can […]
August 21, 2018
team intelligence

What is Team Intelligence?

There are a number of values that contribute to optimal team performance but none quite as powerful Team Intelligence. Here’s an acrostic piece about what Team […]
August 15, 2018
free resources for success

Free Resources for Building Success

What do you want to know? What do you want to learn? What professional challenges are keeping you up at night? If you are on the […]
August 6, 2018
teams and silos

The Next Level Problem of Great Teams

‘Spend time on the business not just in the business’ This is a well-known recommendation for entrepreneurs and CEOs. But what if you already have a […]
August 3, 2018

Trust!

Trust is falling and failing in our teams and organisations globally. As a result, once-trusted brands, industries, leaders and institutions are losing credibility, popularity and market […]
July 24, 2018
celebrate the bad days

How Celebrating a Bad Day Can Help You Succeed

Want to have a SuccessCulture?  Then celebrate your sh*tty days. I had one of those days recently and here’s how I managed to celebrate it.  First, […]
July 16, 2018
Stress to Success

How to Use Stress for Success

How about this word I recently heard about? ‘NERVCITED’. I heard about it after sharing an exciting opportunity that I was also nervous about. It perfectly […]
July 10, 2018
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Aha Moments: from Stuck to Success

Are you so full in your professional life that you are feeling stuck? Is your work environment a place where everyone is working in silos or […]
July 5, 2018
Assertive communication

One Thing Guaranteed to Help Your Success with Assertive Communication

How comfortable are you expressing your needs, wants and beliefs? What about protecting your rights in a direct way?  These were some of the questions I […]
June 28, 2018

Boosting Communication to Boost Productivity (My EduTECH Keynote for Schools)

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak to school leaders at the EduTECH conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Here is the […]
June 20, 2018

Sales Team Not Working as Well as it Should? Try this…

Sales team not working as well as they could be? Is it even possible for sales teams to work well together? Yes, of course, they can. […]
June 19, 2018
Who Move My Cheese

Lessons from Who Moved My Cheese?

Have you read Who Moved My Cheese? by by Dr Spencer Johnson? When researching reviews of favourite books I came across reviews by Tom Butler-Bowdon. Tom […]
June 5, 2018
The Slight Edge alert

It’s Official! We have The Slight Edge

I’m so excited to have received official confirmation from Jeff Olson himself that I am the Master Facilitator, for Corporates and Business of his book The Slight […]
May 31, 2018
mentor

Drive Your Mentor Relationship for Maximum Results

A Mentor/Mentee relationship is a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow and to really focus in on something that is important to you. Here are some ways […]
May 16, 2018
Steve bradbury

Presentation Skills – What the Very Best Do

Last year we asked three of the best coaches and facilitators we know to share their top facilitation techniques. This time we’ve asked Steve Bradbury, Janine […]
May 6, 2018
Mindsets of teams

10 Mindsets of Champion Teams

Want to know how to get Team Intelligence™? Recently we wrote about connection, capability and commitment, all fundamental elements of high achieving teams. But what is […]
April 23, 2018
hotel industry tips

How to Achieve Success Culture in a 5 star* Environment

Providing exceptional customer service like the 5-star experience expected of a luxury hotel requires these 3 (three) essentials. Here’s how you can help your team achieve […]
April 16, 2018
5 dysfunctions of a team

5 Dysfunctions of a Team and How to Counter Them for Success

A book I often refer to help teams recognise areas that need work is ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ by Patrick Lencioni, which digs deep […]
April 11, 2018
success smile

What’s Possible for Personal and Organisational Success

I cannot express how much I love my job. It is such a privilege to be able to facilitate and witness change and progress. But the […]
March 26, 2018
Success in school work place

3 Ways to Improve Your School’s Success

We recently wrote about 5 Things Schools Do Better Than Most Corporates for Success which offered invaluable lessons in running organisations from the unique perspective of schools. There […]
March 19, 2018

The Number 1 Secret of Highly Successful Teams

Discover the number 1 champion mindset to create your ideal workplace culture.
March 19, 2018
mindset book

Lessons from Mindset

I think Author J.D. Meier best describes this book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential. “Carol Dweck […]
March 19, 2018
The Slight Edge

Lessons from The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge isn’t just another personal development book. It’s an entirely new way of thinking; a way of processing information that enables you to make […]
March 13, 2018
what schools can teach corporates

5 Things Schools Do Better Than Most Corporates for Success

Schools are a unique work environment with valuable lessons to share in teamwork and organisational success. Here are five things schools do better than most corporates […]
March 5, 2018

Resilience in Business and How to Cultivate It

Being able to bounce back from setbacks is critical for individual wellbeing. In the workplace, this ability to bounce back is vital, particularly in times of […]
February 27, 2018
What is agile?

What is Agile and Why Team Intelligence is the Glue

Is it just me or is every second organisation talking about how they want teams to be agile? Agile thinking, agile methods, agile processes, working from […]
February 20, 2018
Gabriella Horak with LBDgroup women

More Kick Arse Businesswomen You Should Meet

I went to a fascinating talk at LegalVision last week by leading business minds sharing their insights and personal disasters when scaling online businesses. The room […]
February 13, 2018
culture success

9 Characteristics of a Success Culture

Late last year, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, The Ethics Centre, Governance Institute of Australia and Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia published a practice guide […]
February 5, 2018
what is accountability

Accountability: The Number 1 Habit for Success

Do you look at successful people and wonder how the heck they got there? Do you wonder how you can get/be/have that kind of success? There […]
January 23, 2018
develop your success

2 Ways to Develop Your Success Every Day

We have the opportunity to be successful at almost any given moment. Here’s how to make the most of every opportunity to develop your success and […]
January 15, 2018
dealing with difficult customers

Make Dealing with Challenging People Part of Your Success

No matter what industry you’re in or position you hold chances are you will have to deal with a tricky customer, client or colleague from time […]
January 8, 2018
5 principles for success

5 Important Principles for Success

Do you have big plans for yourself, business or organisation? Whatever they might be – personal, career, business or an idea for a business, these five […]
January 1, 2018

The Secret to Success in 2018, 2019, 2020 and Beyond.

Are you feeling optimistic for the year ahead? How many of you have said good riddance to the last year? Or have you excitedly anticipated the […]
December 27, 2017
Gabriella Horak

Yep, it’s a Gratitude Post and I’m Thanking Everyone

How has this year treated you? What are you grateful for? I’m lucky to say it’s been a good year for me. There have been some […]
December 18, 2017
Deck the halls with positive culture

Take 2 Steps to Improve Your Workplace Culture

Using the holiday season is a great way to build SuccessCulture. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO or working on the front line. You are […]
December 12, 2017

5 Steps to Your Professional Success

Want to be really successful but feel overwhelmed by the weight of everything you have to do to get there? Does it seem like you have neither […]
December 6, 2017

What Problems are Keeping our CEOs Up at Night?

There are countless problems facing CEOS today, most of which fall under a few common themes. Here’s a list of the hottest headaches for leaders right now […]
November 28, 2017
Books that inspire change

5 Books that Inspire Change for Personal and Organisational Success

I’m an avid reader and an eternal learner and of all the books I’ve read from cultural change to personal development, team management, fear, innovation plus […]
November 21, 2017
Choosing corporate values

Why Your Company Core Values are BS

Do the core values of your business include the words honesty, integrity, trust? Well, get rid of them, because these words, at least when it comes to […]
November 14, 2017
Sales and business culture success

When Customer Service Drives Company Success Culture

What success strategy drives your company culture? For names like Tesla, Apple, Amazon, Marriott and Salesforce, where reputation and bottom line relies heavily on the experience […]
November 6, 2017

Top Training and Facilitation Tips from the Best

Are you running a workshop or facilitating a session?  Want to brush up on your techniques? I asked three of the best coaches and facilitators I […]
October 30, 2017
Aha moments

Is your Aha Moment the Next Breakthrough in Innovation?

We all have Aha! moments and for my whole working career I have focused on helping others to achieve an “Aha!” moment through learning and development. […]
October 24, 2017

How Marriott is Winning with 5 Core Values

When it comes to developing workplace synergy, defining the right core values for your business is one of the best ways to bring your team together […]
October 17, 2017
6 steps to team innovation

6 Steps to Team Innovation

Innovation continues to be one of the hottest topics of discussion for employers and business owners. (You may call it disruptive thinking or even design thinking). […]
October 9, 2017
what is success?

The Coach vs. Mentor Debate

Some would argue that the difference between coaching and mentoring is more semantics than anything, but to me, there is a significant difference between a coach […]
October 2, 2017

The Secret of Time for Massive Success

Google can pull up a gazillion well-researched articles on change, resilience, productivity, service, branding and anything else you want to know about leadership and business success, […]
September 26, 2017
Improve your communication with these 10 tips

10 Ways to Immediately Improve your Communication

Effective communication is what gets things done, makes sales, propels projects, wins customers, deals with difficult situations, and even makes us happy. It is a great […]
September 19, 2017
problem solving

7 approaches to smarter problem solving

What’s Your Edge? was recently engaged to work with a team on problem-solving. How to deal with problems and effective problem-solving strategies is part of every […]
September 11, 2017

Fear of Failure or Innovation? You choose

Shut down your fear of failure No matter how many times we hear successful entrepreneurs and CEOs rave about how important it is to fail, for […]
September 4, 2017

3 kick-arse business women you should know about

I’m lucky, in my line of work of Corporate Development, I get to meet amazing people almost every day. Men and women who make a difference […]
August 28, 2017
5 dysfunctions of a team

How empathy powers team success

There are a number of values that contribute to optimal team performance and Team Intelligence, but none quite as powerful as empathy. Here’s why developing a […]
August 21, 2017
sales

3 ways a professional can get R-E-S-P-E-C-T

This revived Forbes article on being late is unacceptable drew significant attention recently on social media platforms. It made us think about common corporate courtesies and came […]
August 14, 2017
Team intelligence

The drivers of retention. Team Intelligence at it’s best.

Does your retention strategy address the needs of your team?  It’s well reported the real costs of staff turnover and the benefits of having a good […]
August 7, 2017

Is your team intelligent?

Employee engagement, team development, organisational success. These hot topics generate an abundance of strategies for companies looking for ways to generate positive growth. But what really […]
July 31, 2017

Profile your building clients to build rapport

Have you ever experienced a good real estate agent at work? It’s like a masterclass in customer service, marketing and sales. They exceed seller and buyer […]
July 24, 2017

When company culture plays ball with Team Intelligence

I met with an extraordinary Manager the other day. He told me about his journey as a leader including his triumphs, failures and lessons. Lessons that […]
July 17, 2017
presentation skills

4 Ways to Give Your Presentation an Edge

We’ve all seen a talk or a presentation that has captured our attention or inspired us to act, change or deliver. TED Talks have thousands of […]
July 10, 2017

3 Ways to Make Learning Stick

How do you feel about professional development? Do you welcome every opportunity to learn or does even the thought of it interrupt your day? Here’s how […]
July 4, 2017

5 Ways to Build Team Intelligence and Trust

Have you watched the television show Undercover Boss? It’s a great demonstration of the power of Team Intelligence. It’s a series wherein each episode the head of […]
June 27, 2017

Sales to Manager. Essential notes for leaders and stepping up.

Have you or a member of your sales team recently stepped up to a management role? These four leadership strategies will help you push past the […]