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GOYA = Get Off Your Arse!

How do you acquire the extreme drive and dedication to be the best you can be both as an individual and as a team player? There is no simple answer to this, no detailed step-by-step guide. You first have to have a goal or a vision. Then you have to muster up the necessary energy […]

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Raise Your Standards

What happens when you have a great team and you are looking for consistency in effort, regardless of what day of the week it is, what time of the year or any other outside variations or influence that may effect performance? I believe that there are three main contributing factors that keep a team on […]

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

I want to paint a picture of what teamwork, leadership, and trust looks like. It was 2am on a hot and balmy summers night and only a few days into the new year. While most people were recovering and relaxing during the festive season, the St.George Illawarra Dragons were conducting a grueling pre-season training camp, aptly […]

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Know Your Worth

A great man once told me, “The most important thing in life is how you see yourself, your self-worth.” Most of the time we base our self-belief on external actions and what we perceive people think, rather than our own inherent worth as a person. Self-belief and valuing yourself is about who you are, not […]

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Where Does Your Team Culture Lie?

After two decades working with corporate groups and professional sporting teams, I have identified how toxicity and individualism affects teamwork and the culture within an organisation. Depending on how much trust you have developed within your team, as a leader your team culture would lie somewhere in the above model. TOXIC A toxic team environment […]

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2017 – Your Best Year Yet?

We used to have an old saying in the Army, better known as the 7 P’s. Prior, planning and preparation, prevents, piss poor performance. 2017 is 19 days away and unless you start planning ahead and are conscious of the direction that life is taking you, you will fall victim to inheriting the standards society and […]