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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
Arjen Lentz has a long history in technology starting out in hands on technical roles and includes being employee #25 at MySQL. Arjen is now the founder of Upstarta and co-founder of OpenSTEM. Arjen focuses on quality of products and quality of life over and above money. These priorities also allow Arjen to ensure his companies make a positive social impact.
AGP Ep 24: Simon Goodrich—The power of innovation, productivity, and purpose. How to win at leadership and business
Simon Goodrich is the co-founder and Managing Director of Portable a digital service design and development company based in Melbourne. Simon’s had a string of entrepreneurial successes and talks about his journey in leadership, business and why having a higher purpose is so incredibly valuable.
AGP Ep 23: Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann—Money is not the goal. But focus on Service excellence + Integrity and the money will follow
Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann started her own mission-critical cloud hosting company not long after graduating from university. Defined by a focus on service excellence and integrity, her leadership approach has led to a successful and multi-award winning company. Listen to hear how she thinks about business and leadership.
Robert Mead is an executive security adviser with over 20 years of experience. He shares with us about his somewhat unique approach to practical risk management and how he has been able to use information security as an enabler of business outcomes.
For something a bit different, this episode features a recording of a talk I gave last week at the UX Brisbane meetup. But there’s value here for any technical professional. It also includes a short leadership self-test and tips on how you can level-up your leadership superpowers.
AGP Ep 20: Chris Boyle and Tom O'Neill—The power of social entrepreneurs to change the world for the better
Chris Boyle and Tom O’Neill are social entrepreneurs. They are founders and directors at CommSync, a tech startup aimed at revolutionising child and community safety using the internet of things. Listen to hear how using passion and innovation you can make the world a better place.
Ben Melbourne is the General Manager for ThoughtWorks Brisbane, a global software consultancy with a deep connection to Agile software development and project delivery. Ben shares his journey from being ‘in the trenches’ through to leadership roles and how he smoothed out the transition.
Sarah Smith is the Founder and lead software engineer for Smithsoft, who make educational games for young people. She also Founded the Brisbane chapter of Women Who Code. We talk about her leadership and entrepreneurial journey, her achievements and challenges.
Jen Bunk is the Founder of People Stack Academy a leadership development consultancy for technology leaders. Her passion is organisational and leadership psychology and putting that into action to help new leaders grow.
Craig Thomler has digital experience in public and private sector and is a serial entrepreneur, from social media to oil rigs! We discuss the incredibly disruptive effects of digital transformation we’re yet to see and the inevitable impacts for governments around the world.
Kim Hopwood is the Managing Director of Pusher and Marcel, Australian Digital agencies. Kim started Pusher in his early twenties and had to learn leadership lessons as the company grew. Listen to hear about his personal leadership framework.