Alpha Transform Blog

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Discomfort precedes victory

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did”—Mark Twain

What did you do last week that made you uncomfortable?

The Elephant in the Room

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…

The culture of risk aversion in your organisation is crippling your ability to innovate and improve.

Leading change and innovation in this environment feels like trying to wade through mud!

Alice’s allegory—Leadership lessons from Wonderland

“You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps” is an all too common catch-cry.

As leaders we are called to face the ambiguity and the uncertainty and shape it. It is up to us to find a vision within the madness and lead others through it.

Work smarter, not harder

Hard work is for hard-workers! Do you feel good when you've put in a long, hard day's work? Then I'm talking to you. The challenge we hard-workers face is hard work defines us. We have been told all our lives that hard work pays off, those who don't work hard are lazy...

5 things great leaders do to get the most out of each day

"There aren't enough hours in a day!" How many times have you thought that at the end of a day? How many times have people asked you how you are, and you can only reply with an emphatic 'Busy!' and a half-suppressed sigh? How many days have you felt like there have...

5 steps to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention

Which is better… a team of high-performers? Or a high-performing team?

Sounds like a trick question right?

I promise you there is a right answer—Choose correctly, and your team will perform well above and beyond the average team without burning out. Choose incorrectly and you will end up with a toxic work environment, poor performance, absenteeism and high staff turnover.

This article covers a step-by-step approach to maximising staff performance, engagement and retention and borrows from aspects of the 6 superpowers of great leaders, in particular INSPIRATION.

Learn the 5 steps leaders can take to maximise staff performance, engagement and retention

Step 1 to become a great leader: Learn to breathe

  As you may be aware, I’m writing a book about leadership. Specifically, about becoming a great leader, in a technical industry. But the more I explore, reflect on my leadership experiences and talk to great technical leaders around the country, the more I...

4 steps to cultural transformation

In late October I had the opportunity to chair the 2016 Customer Experience Management for Government conference in Sydney. As part of the 3-day event, I facilitated a panel session focused on how to roll-out a customer experience culture inside large organisations. The panel and I worked together to pull together a play-by-play during the 40 minutes on cultural transformation.

Alpha Geek Podcast coming in 10 days

In very exciting news, the Alpha Geek Podcast is almost ready for release. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the first 5 episodes for release all at once on Tuesday 25 October 2016 (bear with us while we enrich them with all-natural canyon reverberations and pre-buffer the streaming audio capacitors).

What is Digital anyway?

Information Technology (IT) has been supporting the business for several decades now, 'Digital' is a relative newcomer. It's a trendy thing to talk about as we see a proliferation of Chief Digital Officers and Digital Strategy roles being filled here in Australia and...

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