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The Right Formula for Successful Collaboration

By Leonie Cutts

My partner, Craig and I have lived and worked together for over 25 years. If you were to test us on any personality, learning styles or team profile, you would see that we usually come out in diagonally opposite quadrants. This can cause a lot of tension, heated debate but ultimately, hopefully, a great outcome.

Calamity and connection

Calamity, connection, growth
[And a free board game!]

By Leonie Cutts

Like many Australians, we spent the summer glued to our ‘Fires Near Me’ app — checking it 24/7 to see if we would make it through the heat with our house still standing. Now here we are, self-isolating and social distancing — terms that now roll off our tongue like we have been saying them our whole lives …

Healing Hearts

By Leonie Cutts

What do you do when you gather for a fun night with girlfriends and the high energy, effervescent, joy giver of the group, confesses she is not in a good place?

What Freddy Mercury learnt about collaboration

LeadingQueen: What Freddy learnt about collaboration

By Leonie Cutts

Have you seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody? If you haven’t, you must — I believe it will touch your heart and soul and remind you…

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Permission to connect

By Leonie Cutts

Maslow placed connection about 3 rungs above basic needs in the hierarchy of needs. We now know that connection is a basic need. It belongs…

Bad neighbours and world peace

Bad neighbours and world peace

By Leonie Cutts

I opened my mailbox to find a hand delivered printed letter. (Real mail in a mail box — what a concept!). It began with “Dear…

Unpacked: CCS User Manual for expert use of image cards

Freshly UNPACKED!

By Leonie Cutts

Our attention spans have dropped at least 4 seconds, Netflix is a household name in Australia, and the iPhone has had at least 6 versions.…

Three Simple Steps to immediately experience the Happiness Advantage

By Leonie Cutts

‘The happiness advantage – because positive brains have a biological advantage over brains that are neutral or negative, this principle teaches us how to retrain…

Prepare to get better

By Leonie Cutts

It may happen at the beginning of a new year. It may happen at a transition point, between projects, when teams are merged, or simply…

Why The Best Gift This Christmas Is TIME OUT

By Leonie Cutts

There’s a lot of good reasons that you should take a break over Christmas. One of the very best reasons (at least in my opinion),…

Bank On Hope

By Leonie Cutts

Giving. Generosity. Hope. They’re probably not words you tend to associate with a bank. But that is exactly what I have just experienced and seen…

Achieving beyond the vision

Achieving Beyond The Vision: 6 Factors That Make The Difference

By Leonie Cutts

When things change – whether it’s a merging of two teams, new leadership, or the original purpose of your team has shifted – it’s probably…

One Conversation You Must Have Before You Die

By Leonie Cutts

Five hours into his career as a physician, Timothy Ihrig, a palliative care physician, had to tell his very first patient that he had cancer and was…

What do you do when someone says they're not fine?

By Leonie Cutts

Authentic. Vulnerable. Real. Show up. That’s the message that’s coming through loud and clear today. But what happens when someone is really authentic and really…

What Are You Not Prepared To Say?

By Leonie Cutts

To do nothing is within the power of all men. Samuel Johnson A patient lay on the operating table, desperately in need of the life saving…

Coming Out Openly And Honestly

By Leonie Cutts

I am struggling. I have been so excited to share our latest CCS product with the world.  I truly believe that it can (and hope…

No, Please, You Go Ahead

By Leonie Cutts

Small events or interactions can say so much about us. Take a moment to answer these quiz questions to see what your behaviour says about…

It's All About Your Career. Really.

By Leonie Cutts

If you have ever had your eyes tested, you might remember the eye chart. It’s a little black and white chart on the wall with…

Companies with Heart

By Leonie Cutts

How does your company respond when one of your sales people reaches their sales target in the first half of the month? What about if…

Exploding Appreciation

By Leonie Cutts

Friday was a great day.  After a week where the world mourned the devastation and loss that was caused by the earthquake in Nepal, we…

Making Sense Of Our World

By Leonie Cutts

We will probably never know what’s the point, but we can find meaning, and ourselves, through speaking and listening.  We are born into a world…

Be Real Before It's Too Late

By Leonie Cutts

Letting someone know how you feel, how you really feel, is hard.  In organisations, sometimes it’s not just hard, it’s impermissible. What is the cost…

The Value Of You!

By Leonie Cutts

How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? How often do you express your gratitude for the value someone brings to…

Connecting Hearts and Minds

By Leonie Cutts

Most organisations today focus on aligning their people with the company goals and  vision.  But how many organisations consider the employees personal goals and vision?