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 […]

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 […]

Strength In Numbers

I was sitting in a coffee shop the other day and was fortunate enough to strike up a conversation with a gentleman who was 85 years young. Before long, the subject got onto that of generational differences and how things have dramatically changed since he was a young man, some 60-70 years ago.   He […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]