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“Best event ever” – R U OK? speakers delight capacity crowd

Something special happened on Friday May 5, 2017. R U OK? held its second CONVERSATIONAL LEADERSHIP: inspiring people, inspiring change - morning event – generously hosted by PwC in their new Barangaroo premises. It was a sell-out event, and after the success of last year we were hopeful we would provide value to those attending.

The 6 secrets to a supportive and caring culture

(shutterstock image) There is compelling evidence to show that a supportive and psychologically safe culture is critical to an agile and resourceful team. Whilst Gallup estimates that a team leader determines 70% of the team’s engagement level, there are other factors a CEO must consider when striving for a high performing organisation. When I led

Why leaders want to know more about mental wellbeing

Change fatigue, stress and burnout are increasingly becoming major issues for leaders. At a recent workshop we asked the leaders why they wanted to know more about improving mental well-being in their teams. After all, everyone is busy, so why did they invest time in a workshop to know more about this subject? These were

Why I tell my mental breakdown story (and why you should too)

In 2000 I was a Joint Managing Director with management consulting firm AT Kearney, when I crashed and burned (more later). Since then I’m continually surprised by the volume of people who ask my advice about helping someone they are concerned about. I have told my story through my keynote presentations, the BACK FROM THE

How to Inspire People and Inspire Change

https://youtu.be/w0hyIoNZCMA People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt is consistently rated as one of the top 5 American Presidents. He is known for driving change for the greater good, including the conservation of natural resources (preserved 230 million acres for national parks), control of

How to find a mental health app that actually works

This week, we are very fortunate to have David Bakker  as a guest blogger. David is in his final year of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University where his research is in the field of mental health apps. He shares his expertise with us here....   Smartphone apps have revolutionised many services, from ordering food,

Why you (like Google) should strive for team psychological safety

In 2012 Google began a quest to understand how to build the perfect team.   It was in recognition that teams need to collaborate more than ever before. One recent study in Harvard Business Review , revealed that the time spent by managers and their teams in collaborative practices has grown by 50%.   Google