According to Harvard University, only 2% of people realise their dreams. How can we subscribe to the idea that 98% of people we know, meet or talk to reach life’s finish line and say, “Was that it?” It’s got to be more than that – the possibilities should make life something worth living.
Becoming the 2% requires a MAJOR system re-boot – hacking your brain and body, reprogramming fixed mindsets, rewiring crappy habits, and installing new success behaviours. Whether your finances suck, you want to shift weight, or suffer tragic relationships, everyone has something needing an overhaul.
Based on the LIFEHACK X-PERIENCE 30-day program, Greg’s LIFEHACK training deals with the five key elements for successful life change – Awareness, Mindset, Motivation, Health and Momentum. Get these five key elements hacked and you can be living a more meaningful and purposeful life – one that you can personally be proud of.
Having completed the training, participants can expect:
- Increased Energy – stop feeling tired and over it; regain your physical and mental mojo
- Increased Productivity – execute important tasks at the right time; plan, prioritise and don’t sweat the small stuff
- Increased Creativity – detect the hidden patterns; make the connections between seemingly unrelated factors to generate solutions
- Increased Accuracy – accomplish laser focus on what you want and what’s stopping you from getting it; understand that clarity breeds achievement
- Increased Performance – find your meaning; develop positive relationships and be engaged to achieve more
- Increased Engagement – understand presenteeism is worse than absenteeism; stop clocking in and start turning up
It doesn’t matter what role you play in life; if you’re not firing on all cylinders, the collective suffers. Advances in neuroscience and behavioural psychology mean we now have an exceptionally detailed model of how the brain works and how that affects what we do, say, and how we think. Science has caught up to the ‘woo-woo’, and with LIFEHACK, we’re finding a way to make our own version of loveable ‘crazy’ work.
A BIG thank you to Greg and his incredible coaching and facilitation skills. He’s totally transformed my team’s headspace and performance skills in the lead up to a series of live shows we undertook in collaboration with 2DayFM. He took us from a group of passionate trainers, to a team of polished enter-trainers and sharp business women, and I am so incredibly grateful. We learnt so much throughout the series of talks, workshops and feedback sessions we booked and are so grateful for the confidence we built together.
The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is used as a measurement tool for leadership and lifestyles effectiveness. If you agree with the adage that ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’, you’ll understand the beauty of the Human Synergistics Circumplex, for which Greg is an Accredited Practitioner.
With this practical visual device, you:
- Can ‘see’ the thinking and behavioural styles that are driving the performance of people and groups in your organisation, as well as the organisation itself;
- Have access to a common ‘language’ that you can use to quantify and discuss individuals’, teams’, managers’ and leaders’ behavioural styles and approaches, as well as the culture of your organisation;
- Have a foundation for developing your people, improving performance and enriching your culture.
A ground-breaking innovation when it was developed 40 years ago, and regularly reviewed and refined since then, the Circumplex has been applied and endorsed by millions of clients around the world – a true testament to its validity, relevance and value.
The LSI Circumplex breaks down the factors underlying performance effectiveness (at individual, group and organisational levels) according to 12 behaviours or styles.
These behaviours or styles are further grouped according to three general style clusters:
- Constructive styles encourage the attainment of organisational goals through people development, promote teamwork and synergy and enhance individual, group and organisational adaptability and effectiveness.
- Aggressive/Defensive styles lead people to focus on their own needs at the expense of those of their group and organisation, and lead to stress, turnover and inconsistent performance.
- Passive/Defensive styles lead people to subordinate themselves to the organisation, stifle creativity and initiative and allow the organisation to stagnate.
Blue, green, and red extensions to the Circumplex graphically depict statistical results and the styles’ strength in terms of percentile scores – so you can see how your individual, group, or organisational results compare with those of thousands of other organisations that have already been researched.
The Circumplex is simple, elegant and extraordinarily insightful – a great tool for organisations pursuing performance excellence at every level.
Each participant on this workshop gets a full report from Human Synergistics for LSI1 (description by self) and LSI2 (description by others). This includes circumplexes for each, line by line items for reflection, satisfaction items, summary grid and a full development guide for action planning.
If you want to take your career, business or team to the next level, then I can’t rave more highly about Greg. His passion and deep knowledge of neuropsychology, biology and fitness training as well as his ability to really get to the heart of issues and fix them, makes him incredibly effective at boosting performance.
Greg’s initial research set out to find what practices characterise exemplary leadership. He also wanted to identify effective and constructive ways of thinking and behaving and to answer the question,
“What do you do when you consider yourself operating at your personal best?”
Our analysis shows that leaders operating in a constructive and effective way:
- Walk the talk
- Inspire a shared vision
- Challenge the process
- Enable others to act
- Encourage the personal best in others
We know leadership is not an accident of birth or circumstance – it’s the result of conscious and conscientious practice.
Our Leadership 101 program has been specifically designed to:
- Build personal leadership at all levels to enhance a culture of high performance and sustain business success;
- Motivate managers to consistently achieve goals/objectives and develop the necessary capability to address challenges which may impact personal or work performance;
- Create a consistent style of constructive leadership supporting the way staff effectively manage and coach.
In the pursuit of building great workplaces, managers must continue to focus on developing constructive leadership mindsets and capabilities to drive sales growth, improve margins, enhance quality workplace relationships, deliver genuine customer service loyalty and take care of staff. It’s a tall order to get it all right, but with the right tools and greater awareness, success and higher performance is certain.
Greg is an accomplished speaker and presenter with renowned credentials, but it is as a Coach and Mentor that he continues to deliver for us. Working with staff and other key stakeholders, Greg sets clear goals and helps those around him realise their potential. His style is personable and authentic; the results when working with him, more than meeting our expectations.
Most workplaces consider coaching a worthwhile investment. Solid coaching skills are an asset for any manager with studies finding that leaders who frequently coached their teams improved their results by 21%.
People who are coached also gain considerable benefits. PWC found that of those who have received coaching in the workplace:
- 80% had increased self-confidence
- 73% had improved relationships
- 72% had improved communication skills
- 67% reported a better work-life balance
These numbers must appeal to any leader in any industry, and the great news is that coaching is a skill you can learn. Despite the evidence, most managers and leaders have little to no coaching training or experience, which hampers success.
The Coaching High Performance workshop is specifically designed so managers will know to:
- Value the importance of leadership coaching to increase motivation, improve productivity and develop individual talent;
- Identify coaching opportunities to develop staff and build team cohesion;
- Apply a set of specific coaching and communication tools and strategies to assist building trust and developing workplace relationships;
- Demonstrate proactive coaching capabilities to optimise on the spot coaching for continuous improvement.
Coaching isn’t easy – not if you want to do it well. It can be a profoundly rewarding and inspiring experience when done right.
I highly recommend Greg as an expert in performance and mindset coaching. I have worked with Greg on a number of projects, having co-facilitated in delivering team programs. His professionalism in preparation and delivery is outstanding. Greg’s style of delivery encourages people to be their best, keeping things ‘real’ for you and approaching situations in a way that entices creativity. He takes time to ensure people are engaged in who they want to be.
Most managers and organisations dabble in teams with little to no success.
For teams to be successful, organisations need to understand and apply the underlying principles that govern effective teams. This requires skill, commitment and ongoing effort on the part of the manger’s leadership responsibility to achieve the following benefits:
- Collective Work Products – when working in teams, groups produce performance values that are more than the sum of each individual’s effort.
- Performance Results – teams outperform individuals acting alone by sustaining competitive advantage through enhanced quality, innovation, cost effectiveness and customer service.
- Personal Growth – joint accountability promotes responsibility for individual learning among individuals and the team as a whole, particularly as skill gaps are self-identified in a safe environment.
- Sustainable Success – real teams have proven to consistently perform over long periods and overcome any challenges which threaten team success.
This workshop has been designed to provide managers with the necessary skills, knowledge and tools relevant to their environment and workplace activities.
At the end of this workshop, managers and leaders will know to:
- Value the importance of promoting teamwork and team dynamics to achieve higher levels of workplace productivity and performance;
- Identify the potential blockers which inhibit team effectiveness and dynamics;
- Apply a set of specific concepts and strategies which will assist in enhancing team collaboration, developing cohesive teams and increasing team motivation;
- Demonstrate greater levels of proactive management focused on developing high performance teams to achieve optimal workplace performance.
Anyone who genuinely believes in the purpose of their team, as well as the team itself, can succeed as a team leader. Few have the skills needed in their role to develop successful teams, but with the right training and knowledge, motivation and morale drive higher productivity and performance.
Master the conversation and you will master leadership. In order to transform results we need to start by improving communication. Every conversation, even with the most difficult of people should be an opportunity for growth and improvement.
In many cases, critical conversations in the workplace just seem to be a fact of life. We’ve all seen situations where different people have different goals and needs and therefore come into conflict. We’ve also seen the often intense animosity that can result.
The fact that not everyone will agree in all situation exists, however this isn’t always a bad thing. If it can be resolved efficiently, it can actually lead to personal and professional growth.
This workshop highlights:
- The process by which conflict arises and how to stop conversations getting out of control;
- How, if critical conversations aren’t handled well, it can affect many areas of workplace performance including personal dislikes, teamwork breakdowns, talent wasted and worker disengagement;
- Simple and practical tools allowing leaders and managers to use critical conversations as an opportunity to deliver mutual purpose, develop common understanding and demonstrate respect.
Whatever the challenge – from performance management to customer service, from teamwork to internal relationships, this workshop equips you with the mindset and skill to have productive, real conversations that drive results.
Successfully recruiting the right person first time has a direct financial implication to your business. Selecting quality team members requires managers to think constructively. The importance of valuing culture, teamwork and workplace relationships are crucial to ensuring you attract, recruit and induct new team members effectively and successfully.
Smarter recruitment requires managers to conduct appropriate planning which leads to the recruitment and retention of high quality team members, The smarter recruitment module is essential for those who have an involvement or responsibility for recruiting or selecting new staff members.
There are many reasons why it’s important to get a recruitment decision right first time. These include:
- Increased productivity, innovation and discretionary effort – the right person in the right role can be highly productive whereas misaligned values can massively affect the team’s personality, productivity and performance;
- Lower training cost – you need people who are the right fit culturally to cut down on time, energy, effort and money spent;
- Decreased turnover – when managers plan well and implement recruitment practices to a high standard, they are proactively managing team unity and retention;
- Increased manager productivity – you can either fight fires caused by one or two poor hiring decisions, or do your own work. Finding and hiring the right team members makes a massive difference to the bottom line.
Recruitment and selection processes affect your brand and culture as an employer, and in turn, your ability to attract talented and qualified people. If you want to become an employer of choice, having a consistent and proven recruitment process is a must.