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Teamwork Starts With Three Words

Throughout my military career, I was fortunate enough to have worked with many determined and dedicated soldiers who truly epitomize mateship, sacrifice, endurance, and courage. These are convictions that Australian troops pride themselves on, and they are things that set us apart from the rest of the world. I now train both corporate and professional […]

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Every Great Leader

Years ago, I used to present to young soldiers on ethics training and the importance of mental toughness in the face of adversity. I would approach a brick wall and bang my hand against it. I would then tell my audience that I could walk through that wall. A large percentage of them always had […]

What We Think We Become

Ask, Act, Believe, and Receive

The human brain is similar to a heat-seeking missile. It seeks out things that are relevant to what you wish to achieve. Once the brain knows what you want, your subconscious mind will go into overdrive to ensure that you achieve your goal. The more detailed the steps you can break your goals down into, […]

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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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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 […]