Celebrating International Day of Older Persons 1 October 2019
There has never been a better time. Globally the population is ageing. By 2025 it is estimated there will be 1.25 billion people over the age of 60. Centenarians, Semi-supercentenarians (105-109 years) and Supercentenarians (aged 110 +) are growing in numbers. By 2050 an incredible 2 billion people will be over 60.
Surveys suggest people in this age group are happier and healthier than the preceding generation. We are more informed than previous generations and can make lifestyle choices. We have an advantage no previous generation in history has had. We have a duty to age as well as we can. It’s a cause for celebration. Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many. As Mark Twain said “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”.
Mid-life and beyond is a time for reflection, revisioning, and reigniting our lives. How do you want to spend the rest of your life – your remaining years? Making life happen – living a fantastic, fulfilling life, on your own terms with no regrets – or letting life happen?
Want an opportunity to explore what’s next for you? Contact me for free no obligation information.
Secrets of High Performing Teams
Forming a new team? Looking for ways to work more collaboratively together?
Want to take your Team’s development and performance to the next level?
To help prioritise your investment in your Team’s development consider the following:
1. Is there unity of purpose?
2. Are your Team’s goals are shared, meaningful and measurable?
3. Is there a mutually agreed upon approach as to how your Team functions?
4. Can your Team clearly articulate your Team’s shared Values, norms and expectations?
5. Is the atmosphere collaborative, respectful and constructive?
6. Do Team members trust one another?
7. Are your Team’s ideas for continuous improvement explored?
8. Does everyone know their own unique strengths and apply them on a day-to-day basis?
9. Do your Team members know and appreciate each other’s unique strengths and understand how they differ from their own?
10. Does the Team collaborate to leverage their collective strengths to achieve shared goals?
11. Are the Team’s strengths developed and maximised for best results?
12. Are Team members committed, carry their fair share, accountable and feel valued?
13. Are disagreements and real issues examined and resolved?
14. Does your Team celebrate success regularly?
Do you want more information on how best to develop your team to get the results you want to achieve? If so, let’s talk:
Affordable Community Education Opportunities
I believe everyone potential to achieve their goals and aspirations and truly flourish. Sadly, few people recognise their own potential, and know how to develop it and without realising it may settle for less that they had hoped for. Often this insight occurs when we make a life or work transition. It’s when we take stock of our situation, contemplate the future and question ‘What’s Next?’
As a proud supporter of community education, I offered 2 affordable courses for adults at Tawa College. If you missed out – don’t worry, help is at hand. Reach out and we’ll get started.
Discover Your Strengths
Everyone has innate talents. Do you know what yours are – or are you focusing on your weaknesses? Join us to discover your strengths and learn how to develop and leverage them to your advantage. By focusing on what you do best you’ll gain confidence, achieve more, have more positive interactions with others, and experience a more productive and fulfilling life.
New Year – Fresh Start
What do you want to achieve in 2019 and beyond? Do you have a workable plan, or do you let life happen? This practical course is for those who want to take charge of their lives and are willing to make the effort to make it happen. You will explore the possibilities, clarify what you want, set seriously fabulous goals, and develop an action plan to accomplish them.
“Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it” – Wayne Dyer
Are you forming a new team, or looking for new ways of working collaboratively?
Wanting to take your team from good to great?
Research shows that managers who create environments where their staff can make the most of their innate talents on a daily basis and apply strengths-based management practices have:
- more productive work units
- less staff turnover
- increased employee engagement, and
- greater profitability.
Significant gains can be observed by individuals and teams that invest in their own strength’s development and feedback. Managers who know and intentionally apply their own strengths, recognise that everyone is wired differently. Managers who genuinely seek to discover the unique strengths of each team member, and consistently leads, manages and develops them, will optimise the individual and the collective potential of their team and spur them on to greater performance.
Team members who know and understand their own strengths find it is easier to engage in facilitated conversations and appreciate the strengths and the perspectives that their colleagues have as they have a common language to describe their talents.
Successful teams seek ways on how they can leverage their strengths by identifying complementary talents, collaborate rather than compete, have more positive than negative interactions with co-workers, treat customers better, and tell their friends they enjoy their work and their workplace – they have a sense of belonging and greater commitment.
Strengths-based development programmes are based on the principles of Positive Psychology – the scientific study of optimal human functioning. Successful strength-based development results in positive outcomes when this is supported with strengths-based management practices.
If you would like to stand out from the crowd, excel as a Manager and take your team’s development and performance to the next level, contact me to find out more.