Suzi McAlpine on 11/28/2023

5 things that take 5 minutes and will make you a better leader.

You don’t need lots of time to practice good leadership. In fact, there are a number of super effective leadership practices that take less than five minutes. You might think that if something takes so little time, surely it can’t have a super big impact. Not true. Practiced consistently, these spee

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Suzi McAlpine on 11/14/2023

4 ways to solve problems creatively

As humans, we’ve got more than a handful of complex challenges facing us right now. To name just a few: Weather and climate-related events cost the global economy US$313 billion in 2022 A report by Gallup and Workhuman discovered turnover and lost productivity due to employee burnout cost businesse

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Suzi McAlpine on 10/31/2023

3 lessons for leaders to navigate conflict

If there’s one thing that’ll get most managers in a pickle, it’s dealing with conflict in their team. That tug of war. The slight that’s festering. The miscommunication that’s led to simmering, surly and sulky. The bun fight that’s bigger than Ben Hur… Most of us (me included) would rather sidestep

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Suzi McAlpine on 10/17/2023

Are high performers more at risk of burnout?

When it comes to burnout, one of the most common myths is that if you suffer from burnout, you’re either mentally weak, can’t handle stress, or a poor performer. The research shows unequivocally that this is not the case. In fact, it could be your most passionate and highest-performing employees who

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Suzi McAlpine on 10/03/2023

Not your usual leadership blog

I was supposed to write a leadership blog for you today. But when I came to write it this afternoon, I had nothing. Instead, I wanted to tell you about the holiday I’ve just spent with my whanau. There was nothing spectacularly different about this holiday. It’s one we take every year in September

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Suzi McAlpine on 09/19/2023

Feel Like Running Away? Then Do The Opposite.

I had a cool boss early on in my career called Carol. Carol was the ‘Queen of Wise One Liners’. She delivered these with penetrating wit, a minimum of sugar coating, at pace – and usually in between bites of an apple, which seemed to be her main sustenance during work hours. There were many… The pos

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Suzi McAlpine on 09/05/2023

5 leadership myths – and what you should believe instead.

Leadership is full of half-truths and well-worn assumptions. This week, I explore five of the recurring myths about leadership I come across – and provide tips around what we, as leaders, can be doing (and thinking) instead. So, what are these common 5 myths? 1. I’m really approachable, so my team t

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Suzi McAlpine on 07/25/2023

Go the retro. 5 ways you can build in reflection to improve performance.

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” That’s what American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey said. And I think he was bang on. Although it might seem like there’s less time than ever in your diary for reflection, it’s probably even mo

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