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Empowered & proactive teams act with confidence and create quality results

Empowered & proactive teams act with confidence and create quality results

The clarity that comes with knowing who is responsible for the growth of a business is extremely valuable. Confidence, proactivity,...
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You want quality decisions to be made, acknowledge those making them regardless of their level

You want quality decisions to be made, acknowledge those making them regardless of their level

"No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation...
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Be a leader and those around you will benefit

Be a leader and those around you will benefit

In the current climate of change and uncharted waters, it's even more important to understand that showing leadership at all...
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Why does my effort matter? 7 keys to developing strategic leadership

Why does my effort matter? 7 keys to developing strategic leadership

It appears that the start of a new decade and a new year has created a mindset shift... and more business owners are making more strategic decisions. So what does this have to do with strategic leadership?

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Simple And Powerful Techniques To Lead Your Team

Simple And Powerful Techniques To Lead Your Team

Leading your team takes an understanding of those in your organisation and being prepared to treat them like humans... we all want to feel part of something that matters.

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5 Positive Leadership Styles to Drive Your Teams

5 Positive Leadership Styles to Drive Your Teams

By running strategy days and helping businesses get clear on what they want for 2020, we get exposure to different leadership styles. Some have teams inspired to do whatever is needed to deliver success. These teams tend to be made up of leaders, taking ownership of their own standards and performance, which in turn adds value to the business.

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How Cricket Australia’s “Sandpapergate” burnt trust and forced business leaders to change

How Cricket Australia’s “Sandpapergate” burnt trust and forced business leaders to change

The drama that engulfed the team and Cricket Australia led to a far reaching and brutally honest review highlighting failures in leadership and culture.

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What leadership are we seeing with our recent fires?

What leadership are we seeing with our recent fires?

From the politicians trying to work out who's at fault.... to the firefighters at the front line saving humans and homes - both are exhibiting leadership with different degrees of effectiveness.

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Be on the Ball – customer service

Be on the Ball – customer service

Over the past month there have been several conversations where customer service has been raised and managing client expectations has been identified as a business strategy challenge.

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Make Decision Making Your Strategy

Make Decision Making Your Strategy

We are constantly being asked, either by ourselves or others, to make decisions. The impact of making those decisions is one which is generally discounted as "just something that you do". But are we getting the most out of our decisions?

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Leaders Get Lost Sometimes Too

Leaders Get Lost Sometimes Too

Over the past week there have been moments where quality leaders, successful in either running a business or their career, have confessed to losing track of the path they were on. They were wrapped up in comparing themselves to others and not focussing on what was happening in their lane.

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Leadership – We Lost our Mojo

Leadership – We Lost our Mojo

Sport is such a wonderful arena for providing opportunities to be challenged, to learn about yourself and to grow. It provides so many parallels to business and lessons in overcoming challenges.

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Be the Right Influence – Team Focus

Be the Right Influence – Team Focus

What is the difference between this and how we interact with those within our businesses? Where we have teams, do our team members crave the feeling of "being part of the team", spending time with the boss, learning from someone they look up to and who inspires them.

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Team Leadership – Believe in YOU

Team Leadership – Believe in YOU

Being the leader of a team or owner of a business comes with responsibilities, most of which start the moment we sign on to do the job. We create the expectations for all those involved in the venture, we set the standards and we set the example for all to follow. It's a challenge I've seen and spoken about over the past week.

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Drive Your Culture

Drive Your Culture

A culture of success, both for you and your organisation, is built on communicating clear expectations, inclusion and celebrating the wins. Building this will create a space where people care about each other, strive to grow and proactively look for opportunities to raise the standard.

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Self Awareness – Use your Mirror

Self Awareness – Use your Mirror

Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners - language, behaviour, and actions - are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.

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Good Management

Good Management

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organisation to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract's wording". Stanley A. McChrystal    

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A Leader with Integrity

A Leader with Integrity

Leaders must exemplify integrity and earn the trust of their teams through their everyday actions. When you do this, you set high standards for everyone at your company. And when you do so with positive energy and enthusiasm for shared goals and purpose, you can deeply connect with your team and customers. Marillyn Hewson
 

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Promote Gratitude

Promote Gratitude

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation”. Brian Tracy

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The Trust Factor – Leadership

The Trust Factor – Leadership

Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organisation to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description.

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The Need to Control Everything

The Need to Control Everything

It's extremely instructive to realise that you cannot control everything. You need to delegate, to find experts, to consult with them. A big part of the job of directing is knowing when to take something on and when you shouldn't

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Self Confidence Starts with Me

Self Confidence Starts with Me

As far as self-confidence goes, so much of social media is about approval, getting likes, comparing our lives to others' - meanwhile, confidence is an inside job: it's about how you feel about yourself regardless of what anyone else does or thinks.

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Leadership Holds the Influence

Leadership Holds the Influence

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers". Robin S. Sharma

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Never Change The Person You Are

Never Change The Person You Are

"Never change the person that you are just to fit in. You'll find your true friends that like you for you, and if you are happy with doing things that you genuinely enjoy, it shouldn't matter what other people think". Nicole Anderson

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Selfish People are Successful

Selfish People are Successful

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield

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Empowerment & Confidence

Empowerment & Confidence

"Confidence and empowerment are cousins in my opinion. Empowerment comes from within and typically it's stemmed and fostered by self-assurance. To feel empowered is to feel free and that's when people do their best work. You can't fake confidence or empowerment".

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Account…a…bility

Account…a…bility

Accountability is the obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to openly disclose the results.

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Traditionally, a leader has seen their role as being the one who delivers results, mostly from the corner office having very little contact with those on the ground. Making the decisions in isolation that drive growth, with the organisation expected to ‘follow the leader’ and get on with helping the company grow.

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Leaders Leading

Leaders Leading

This weekend saw the first of our rugby trial games, played in hot conditions testing both physical and mental strength. Over the course of the trial, the team grew together, developing their culture through backing each other and working out their strengths to create momentum. Leaders, Leading…

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

Having recently accepted a head coaching role, it became apparent that I was now the one who was responsible for the direction of the team. Simply being a member of the team was not an option, unless we were setting out to get average results. Leading by Example was the only way forward.

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Resilience – Build your Bounce-Back-Ability

Resilience – Build your Bounce-Back-Ability

Over the past month i've spent a lot of time surrounding myself with some resilient inspirational people. Whether it was a CEO, Professional sportsman, Men's Coach or a Farmer.... each had their own story of their journey. 

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Spend time finding your Balance

Spend time finding your Balance

In this week's video we give you an insight in to how spending some time in all areas of your life will bring you balance.

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Leadership, Teamwork and never giving up

Leadership, Teamwork and never giving up

In this week's video we give you an insight in to how working together in clutch teamwork situations will get you the results

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How Leadership is Changing in Flexibility

How Leadership is Changing in Flexibility

In this week's video we give you a couple of tips to help you keep ahead of the curve through leadership and it’s growing trend of workplace flexibility.

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Styles of Leadership from Within

Styles of Leadership from Within

In this week's video, I recognise there are different styles of leadership. Recognising your style and matching it to your teams is key to being effective.  

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Freeing up Time

Freeing up Time

Do you feel you need more time to get through your workload ? 

Here are a couple of ideas that might help. 

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Be THAT person – Modelled Behaviour

Be THAT person – Modelled Behaviour

When looking at changing behaviours, there are a number of methods that can be effective. One of the best is modelling behaviour… looking at the behaviours of those who are getting the outcomes you want and following their path and activities.

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Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist?

Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist?

Can Fear and Gratitude co-exist? Over the past few days i've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience some simply amazing events and  be surrounded by some amazing people.

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People and fun can lift your Life

People and fun can lift your Life

Over the course of the past two weeks I have learned a LOT about how we treat this thing we can very easily take for granted.... Life.

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Making more decisions gives you more options

Making more decisions gives you more options

We are constantly being asked, either by ourselves or others, to make decisions. The impact of making those decisions is one which is generally discounted as "just something that you do". But are we getting the most out of our decisions?  

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Model Excellence

Model Excellence

Whether it be amongst peers, networking events, social occasions or your team, be willing to put your ego in it's box and get on with learning from the excellent.

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Choose Leadership

Choose Leadership

What does leadership mean to you? For some, a leader is one who is at the top, making the big decisions and leading from the front. They sit in the corner office on their own and provide the strategic direction for the company.

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Owners – Where do you Operate?

Owners – Where do you Operate?

While sitting in a cafe over the weekend, many topics of conversation were thrown in to the mix for discussion... The Rio Olympics, work life imbalance, social calendars were all on topic..

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You Always have Options

You Always have Options

This past weekend has been dominated by sport... Rugby finals, the Rio Olympics and the regular Saturday sport for those with children. Throughout all of this, a common theme was present relating to more than the sporting arena. 

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About Paul Farmer, Mentoris CEO and Business Coach

With a background in finance, business strategy and leadership, Paul has built a reputation as a business mentor responsible for getting the best out of business owners and leaders. His calm and measured ways help create an environment where quality results are created, and growth is delivered for any small business or large organisation.  

For the best business mentor Brisbane and the Gold Coast has to offer, contact Paul Farmer at Mentoris. If you are a business owner seeking business mentoring support from someone with many proven years experience, you’ve come to the right place. 

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