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To do better, lower the bar. You heard me.

Article by Madeleine Shaw, Executive Tactician Sometimes, I’ll be working with someone who tells me they would like to exercise more. We work through how some exercise could fit into their week, and they might come up with a plan like: – Monday – group fitness class – Tuesday – 10 km run – Wednesday…

We’re sort of returning to normal, but is that a good thing?

Hasn’t 2020 been a challenging year? Here in Australia we’ve weathered terrifying bush fires, then the skies opened up to answer our prayers for rain which turned into severe flooding. The devastation was just awful. Next, the pandemic hit, and well – the impact of that on personal lives, businesses and the economy is almost…

Why are mental health issues still a dirty little secret?

We see this all too often when we begin coaching an executive or senior manager – we have a few sessions, start building trust and making quick progress and then… the confessions start flying out. At last, they have someone independent, that they can trust and is in their corner. That’s when the floodgates open…

The contemporary leadership equation…

You’ve all heard that people should be having more crucial conversations, critical conversations, courageous conversations and so on. At My Personal Tactician, we absolutely agree, however… The realm of contemporary leaders is disappointingly full of abdicators and autocrats. The abdicators – or as I call them, Passivists – don’t have the confidence to confront issues…

Professional Development. We can still do better!

We’ve all watched as the current professional development model is failing to keep up with people’s needs, L&D is struggling to keep up with the business’ demands and organisations are lacking the capabilities they need for the future. In Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends, 42% of Millennials stated that the would likely leave their…