So your company values look great on the wall? Now what? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

So your company values look great on the wall? Now what?

Last week I shared with you what I see as the biggest mistake businesses make when creating company values. You can read it here, but in a nut shell, companies fall into two traps: Choosing values that are cool, whether it be cool words or copying values of other cool companies; or Choosing values (or behaviours) that everyone in the …

The 10 second task that changed my life - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

The 10 second task that changed my life

8 years ago I found myself with a newborn baby, a toddler, a startup and all the overwhelm that comes from this.  My biggest stress was that whatever I was doing I always felt I should be doing something else.  When I was with my baby I was struggling to be truly present because I was worried about not being …

If living company values comes easily they are the wrong values - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

If living company values comes easily they are the wrong values

We all know that company values are critical to any organisation committed to team alignment and engagement. They are put in place to guide internal behaviour and drive a successful culture. Over the last few years we have seen company values move from the traditional and predictable choices of honesty, integrity and customer service to a more trendy, casual feel like hustle, think big or fun. Not forgetting the regular use of swear words to …

From happy baby pose to corporate power pose - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

From happy baby pose to corporate power pose

I love hot yoga, I’m not overly good at it however spending 75 minutes sweating my little heart out forces my mind to focus on nothing but breathing and contorting my body into the appropriate positions and I walk out feeling like I have accomplished something. Recently as our yogi-master was talking us through a particularly interesting twisted-side-arm-balance and most …

Inadequate Sleep - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Inadequate Sleep

“New research suggests that sleep is vital in allowing each cell, in every organ of the body, to continue to function. No wonder sleep deprivation is such a highly effective form of torture” – The Sleep Health Foundation I was recently involved in a conversation about people’s sleeping patterns with a number of my colleagues. Out of everyone in the …

A vision achieved but not as I expected - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

A vision achieved but not as I expected

For anyone who has worked with wattsnext or has heard me speak will know how important I think it is for every business to have a clear vision.  A vision in my view, is a goal/s the company wants to achieve in the future. At the time it is set it is usually ambitious, sometimes even unrealistic to others, but …

Are you ready for a mentor? - 2020 - Wattsnext Group

Are you ready for a mentor?

Having had mentors all of my adult life I am a big advocate for building connections with people who are where you want to be, or have experience in the areas you need to learn more about. We regularly see blogs written about how to choose the best mentor, including what that mentor should offer you. I have shared my thoughts …