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AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Why slowing down can speed you up Xmas is the perfect time of the year for reflection. Before you pack up and head off to enjoy your Xmas break, take 5 minutes to consider what you’ve learnt this year and how it’s helped you to grow both professionally and personally. Write it down, share it…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • The compelling ROI of the 'I' to 'We' shift of great teams Loved this quote by entrepreneurial business leader Jean-Francois Bouchard, founder and chief executive of Sid Lee in Saturday's Herald which so succinctly sums up the compelling ROI of the 'I' to 'We' shift of great teams. [ Return to QLead ] [ Return…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Why having a laugh is a sign of a healthy team In great teams, connection is everything. It's the source of trust, the foundation of productive conflict and the energy that fuels discretionary effort. One way to check in on connection in your team is by how often you share a laugh. Connected teams laugh…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Building High Performing Teams – Teams That Trust When I set out the write this series of blog’s relating to the formation of high performing teams I set myself a goal of writing a blog post each month for 6 months. Now, fast forward 4 months and I have written and posted 3 blogs. For…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Dear boss, you're sacked! Never get one of these!  This letter to the partner of an accounting firm is so typical of what goes on in the professional service and other service based professions. It’s stuff we see every day. It’s stuff we help our clients deal with - especially when they want to change…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • It's time to blow our own trumpet (just a little) We have received confirmation that AltusQ has received a European Quality Award for another of our coach training courses. To quote from the EQA Report: The AltusQ Coaching Foundations Certificate Programme has been skilfully designed to meet the EMCC Foundation Level standards. A broad range of…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • What this horse taught us about failure Ever heard the expression “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”? Well, try taking away the lead and I’m not sure you’ll even make it to the water. This is a real photo taken from our AltusQ coach conference last week. The…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Navigating beyond the uncertainty No one made a successful business by treating it like a part-time job. Running any business is a full time, all-consuming thing. When it is your business, that you have pain stakingly built from the ground up over many years, then everywhere you look, you see your work.  You remember hiring…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Building High Performing Teams – Trust Yourself First Early on in my own leadership development journey I was asked “how do you build trust?”. This simple reflective question had me stumped. I really couldn’t articulate it, I mean Trust is a feeling, right? I had established and maintained trusting relationships, not only at work but…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • 10 leadership lessons from failure Learning from failure is a concept that many organisations embrace yet few in reality seem to really know how to do. As coaches, we are increasingly experiencing organisations that talk openly about their desire to build a culture where risks are taken and innovation thrives, yet in most the status…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Getting piggy ready for market We’ve all heard the phrase “fattening up piggy for market”. Pig farmers have a strategic choice to make about the market they are selling into (the bacon market, the processing market or the fresh pork market). These markets fluctuate over time with the farmer needing a return on investment analysis…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • Building High Performing Teams – Collaborate or Delegate? What is a high performing team? What does it look and feel like? Can you name a few high performing teams/organisations? When describing what makes these teams or organisations high performing, you get an almost story-telling mythical response often with success attributed to people, places and events.…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • What makes a good culture? Hit the slopes to find out! Here’s a pic of yours truly atop Mount Cardona, a ski resort near Queenstown, NZ. I have just returned from a wonderful week – good snow cover , blue skies and friendly people – the trifecta. This is the 'before picture', taken just a…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • What Google learnt from its quest to build the perfect team A team at Google spent over three years researching to understand why some of their teams performed better than others. The results revealed that whilst clear goals and equal voices were significant, what was most critical to higher performing teams was the ability to…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • It's not me, it's you Ever gathered with like-minded colleagues after a formal meeting to have the 'real' meeting and share what you really think? Probably more common than you realise with most of us more comfortable with the terra firma of sharing our honest thoughts with others who think like us. Not surprising when…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • What’s the one question every team should be able to answer? Organisations are more than ever relying on teams to achieve their strategic agenda’s yet are increasingly frustrated by the failure of teams to live up to the promise of their collective capability. Teams so often look good on paper, individuals with the right mix…

AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
AltusQ Business and Leadership Coaching
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  • guided ‘contemplation in action’, over seven months, for senior leaders Brought to you by the Jesuit College of Spirituality and ... Read More

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  • A common growing pain for Business is a failure to adjust the culture as the Business gets bigger, have a ... Read More

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