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Leading High Performing Teams

It’s a piece of cake

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Piece of cake

It’s a piece of cake “The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is also a sign of genius since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in the dissimilar.” – Aristotle Metaphors are a powerful way to energetically unite teams. They simplify the complex and create…

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Who are the true masters of storytelling?

Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who are the true masters of storytelling? This was the spectacular view from Sydney Festival’s Moonlight Cinema last night. Weirdly, what really caught my attention was the ads. What advertisers understand better than anyone is how to influence through storytelling and they just keep getting better and better at it. Masterful ads for airlines selling…

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Why slowing down can speed you up

Dec 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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Loved this quote…

Dec 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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Why having a laugh is a sign of a healthy team

Dec 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Having a laugh

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…

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What this horse taught us about failure

Nov 1, 2017 | 1 Comment
Bailey the horse

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…

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10 leadership lessons from failure

Sep 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

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…

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What Google learnt from its quest to build the perfect team

Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
What Google learnt

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…

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It’s not me, it’s you

Jul 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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…

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What’s the one question every team should be able to answer?

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Target arrow people

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…

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Focus: Jill is a team coach creating collaborative workplaces. She works with leaders to turn individuals into teams to get results faster. Through team coaching Jill brings clarity to purpose and task, creating trust and shifting behaviours from ‘I’ to ‘We’ to create mutual accountability.

Client feedback

“I highly recommend Jill for her Executive Coaching and team facilitation skills. Jill is insightful, thought provoking and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to imparting best practice frameworks driving team performance. However, her innate ability to hold 'coachees' to account for generating solutions and driving change sets her apart.”

Wendy Carroll
General Manager

"We have made some significant impacts on the business in the last few years, and your coaching and guidance has been invaluable in setting a clear direction for us."

Michael Kirkby
APG

"Over a few months of one-on-one coaching with Jill, several breakthroughs were made and this has had a direct return on investment to the business.  Our staff have more direction, the management team have been restructured, the strategy is clear to all  and everyone has noticed a new and engaging energy in the business."

Quay Consulting

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