How to increase performance by setting better goals

How to increase performance by setting better goals

As many organisation’s review individual performance and begin setting goals for the current financial year, it’s important to understand how to get the most out of goal setting processes and conversations to increase performance. Goal setting theory The premise of goal-setting theory assumes that employee behaviour is driven by consciously chosen goals and is very […]

How to be a more visible, influential and valuable leader

For the past few weeks, conversations with my clients, peers and friends in leadership have been ongoing: some in a coaching capacity, many seeking HR advice, and others simply for interpersonal reflection and mutual support. Normally each call would be unique to the person or business, but beyond business continuity and shifting operating models, I now […]

Boost your learning agility in 2020

In 1970, an American author, Alvin Toffler wrote the book Future Shock, which stated, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”. His explanation of learning agility could not be a more accurate prediction of how to thrive in a […]

How to stand out in 2020 with your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has more than 660 million users and that number grows daily so if you’re looking to stand out amongst the crowd and progress your career or grow your personal brand then there are a few things you can do to polish your profile. The days of only updating your resume for a job application […]

Communication. What’s the fuss all about?

As we get set for another busy and productive year, we can sometimes lose focus on a fundamental thing that can make or break a workplace: communication. According to US firm Gartner, research revealed that up to 70% of poor business decisions or mistakes are due to ineffective communication, directly impacting how a business performs. […]

How to manage feeling like an imposter at work

This is the second part of my series on Imposter Syndrome. In my last blog we explored how and why people suffer from Imposter Syndrome and we discovered that not only is it extremely prevalent in the workplace, it is a topic that is not often discussed or addressed. Imposter Syndrome occurs when an individual has a […]

Do you suffer from Imposter Syndrome?

In the first part of our series on Imposter Syndrome, we explore what Imposter Syndrome is and how it affects us. Next week, we will share tips on how you can work towards overcoming this syndrome for yourself. Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? That your professional success is based on luck? […]

How to reward employees with four popular incentives

It’s often been said that money makes the world go around, but is this always the case in the workplace? A pay rise or a bonus is guaranteed to go some way to increasing employee satisfaction, but what other initiatives or incentives can you promote to reward and recognise your employees? A recent study by […]

Meritos: where it all began…

It wasn’t the first time I’d discussed the idea of starting a business, in fact, a few years back, I’d even inspected office space. So, when I sat down with some trusted clients and tested the idea, I was surprised when they looked at me and said, “why are you waiting?”. It was definitely one […]

How to future proof your career

I recently had the honour of presenting to the Young Professional Network of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, NSW on how they could future proof there careers in the public service. To prepare for the event, I spoke to old colleagues and reflected on my career to uncover the things that we wished we’d known at […]