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Leadership & Internal Commitment

Leaders are oftentimes focused exclusively on organisational objectives and performance. However, what many fail to understand is that both the attainment of these objectives and performance are reliant on genuine internal commitment. External performance is [...]

Team Performance & the Dangers of Inaction

If your team is operating exactly the same way that it did three to five years ago then there is a problem and a significant one at that. Yes, contemplating change can sometimes feel a [...]

Team Meeting Tips that Drive Performance

How has your experience of team meetings been?  Good, bad or somewhere in between? We have all unfortunately sat through meetings that seemed as if they would never end! Hopefully, you have also had more [...]

Turning your team from ordinary to extraordinary

High performance teams are obsessive about continuous improvement. Of course they achieve great results, but those positive outcomes are a by-product of their striving to do everyday things better again and again with a high [...]

Leadership: 10 Lessons in Delegation

With the ever increasing pace and complexity of work, today's leaders have come to realise that they cannot 'do it all themselves'. More than ever it is necessary to surround oneself with a diverse, skilled [...]

Three Pillars of Leadership Communication

Communication can either make or break a leader.  Here I provide three pillars of communication for effective high performance leadership. Listening is a priority Truly listening demonstrates that you value the opinion of others at [...]

Why you need to Change your Management Approach

So, what is a coaching approach to management? Today, employees look for managers that empower and enable them to generate their own solutions.  Someone who is genuinely interested, wanting to see them develop and grow.  [...]

Reworking the Dysfunctional Team

A team exhibiting poor performance is one that requires urgent attention.  Below is an effective short-term response to help refocus and rework a dysfunctional team. The 3Ws Process for Teams - The Quick Rework 1. [...]

Good to Great: High Performance Lessons

So, what is it that separates high performance from individuals that are considered merely ‘competent’ in their roles? How do some individuals end up being recognised as exceptional leaders in their specific field while others [...]

The First Steps to Living A Life Less Ordinary

Everyone would like a vibrant life truly filled with meaning and purpose.  To live a life less ordinary. But can you honestly say 'yes, this is me'? Or perhaps, you find life slipping by underpinned [...]

5 Actions to Drive Your Leadership Performance

If you are fortunate enough to already hold a leadership position then you should be aware that remaining stationary in terms of your own development is not an option! A key feature for successful leaders [...]

Goal Setting that actually works!

  Goal setting is a central component of individual, team and organisational performance. Depite this, oftentimes attempts can be half hearted or the approach adopted completely outdated. Below, I am providing you with a simple [...]

Stop doing these 6 things & enhance your performance

  1. Easing into your day. Instead focus on your most important and/or challenging task first. 2. Ignoring your health. How can you possibly perform to your optimum level if you are neglecting your physical [...]

You are more than your role: lessons in performance

  Very few individuals can honestly say that they are fulfilling their potential and working consistently to the level that they are truly capable of.  If you are one of these professionals, then consider these [...]

Your Past, Present & Future Self

  So many of us dedicate years trying to achieve the goals and objectives of others. Concentrating and striving to satisfy the needs of our colleagues, family and friends for example but oftentimes fundamentally dissatisfied [...]

4 Steps to Improve Your Productivity

  So, how productive are you right now? If you think that this is an area that you might like to improve upon, here are 4 steps to set you on your way. 1. Identify [...]

The Essentials for Leading Teams

Leading teams is never straight forward but when approached in the right way, effective leadership can contribute significantly to high performance environments. So how can you as a team leader promote and support effective teamwork? [...]

The Questions Every Leader needs to Answer?

Every high performance leader understands the need to consistently drive both their own and others performance. Here are five powerful questions that every leader needs to answer.... Are you willing to take full responsibility for [...]

Looking for a different kind of workshop?

How many times have you invested your time, energy and money in attending a workshop only for it's contents to be completely forgotten about within a matter of days or weeks? create10 understands that for [...]

How is that working out for you?

  How positive are you feeling right now? Are things going how you had anticipated and are you feeling in control; or is it the complete opposite? Perhaps you’re somebody that has an ‘external locus [...]

It starts with you!

  Are you wasting your valuable time focusing on what others are getting wrong rather than on what you can get right? Maybe you have a boss that isn't listening to you?  Your team mates [...]

Three Short but Powerful Leadership Lessons

  Life is busy and finding the time to improve performance can be a struggle. With this in mind, I have put together three very short but powerful leadership lessons. Its more than simply knowing [...]

How to use control and freedom to improve performance

This is a useful exercise in considering the extent of control and freedom we impose on ourselves as individuals, teams and organisations.  In doing so, this allows us to consider alternative options so that we [...]

How changing your focus changes what is truly possible

Success. Progress. Growth. Fulfilment. Some of those objectives that remain elusive for so many individuals and teams which as a result, are commonly brought up in coaching sessions. Take a moment to ask yourself an [...]