Professional Development
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 1, 2017

The Protégé Effect

Over breakfast one morning, my seven-year-old daughter told me her teacher was bald and reminded me of a powerful lesson in learning and development.