More Healthy Workplaces – Less Stagnation in Decision Making

When we think about a “healthy” workplace, often we think of gym facilities, outdoor soccer fields, or a healthy-options choice at the cafeteria.

But a health-full workplace is so much more than that!  Health happens on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level – there’s many ways we can be nurturing our teams.

And some of those ways will help us ensure we have all the dynamics of a healthy team – positive conflict, active reflection, the ability to thrive in uncertainty​​​​ – other times we may be unknowingly eroding trust, sapping strength and draining each other because we lack the active focus on healthy interactions.

And that’s what this week’s video is all about!


Pillars of Trust – Part 3 – It’s not you, is it me?


So here we are with what’s turned out to be a mini-series on trust – cool!

Pillar three: Character.

I hear it so often “Richard doesn’t get it” or “I really don’t like working with her”.  It’s not uncommon when working with clients that they present the lack of trust with a tricky stakeholder as coming down to character.

But really?  Well sure, we work through those other pillars and often find it might not be character at all.  But what if it is?  What if after really taking a long hard look at yourself it still comes down to character?

Well that’s what this week’s video is all about – a simple mind-hack to help you unlock a path to progress if you think the lack of trust is a result of poor character…



What disclosure looks like

Hey 🙂

Last week when we were talking about the four pillars of trust I told a short story about one of those pillars – competency – and how people will judge your competency based on your ability to solve the problems THEY see, not solving a problem that you see.

The post generated some conversation so I decided to turn it into a mini-series on trust and this week we’re talking pillar two: disclosure.  

But I’m not going to simply tell you to be honest and forthright…

Instead I’m going to share with you a framework that I’ve used to build trust through disclosure as an organisation.  It’s hard-won.  There was some serious blood sweat and tears went into my first transformation program and this visual management tool was refined and worked over a 12 month period and honed by a seriously high performance team.  

It easily cost us over a million dollars to learn how to do this!

Not only in the consultancy fees but the time and effort that *everyone* put in as we worked with and learned and evolved the tool.

We did everything from daily meetings, to quarterly planning, to board reports – it all came from a visit to a physical wall space and an immersion in the visual management tools we used on a day-to-day basis to run the program.  This wall replaced the need for schedules, budget forecasts, risk and issues registers and tracking reports.

And that’s what this week’s video is all about!

Enjoy 🙂

Download the slides here (PDF)


Four Pillars of Trust

I’ve had a few conversations this week with leaders who have suddenly found themselves with a team working remote, dispersed and without a common gathering space.

It sparked some enlightening conversations about what we fear most, that is (or seems to be) are my team working hard, how do I know?

Whilst I was never going to be the right person to help you micro manage your team’s activities, I can certainly share with you a cool mindhack that I’ve used to help build trust.

Think of it like a diagnostic tool, it’ll help you dive into what’s causing the uncomfortable sensations and open up some opportunities for making a change that’s going to resonate well with everyone – and have your staff feel like you’ve got their back, rather than looking over their shoulder.​​​​

And next week, I’ve got a special treat for you.  We’ll demo a tool that will help you build a digital gathering place for your team and ramp-up your visibility and their productivity.

Video transcript available here (PDF)