The Serendis Blog

I Was Sitting COVID Out: Supporting Returning Parents in 2021

27 July, 2021

I Was Sitting COVID Out: Supporting Returning Parents in 2021

I went on parental leave in March 2020. At my last work event, a speech I was giving for an International Women’s Day event, I remember the host asking, “Do you mind shaking hands?” We all know our version of…

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The Power of the Check-In

17 June, 2021

The Power of the Check-In

How does your team respond when challenging situations come their way? Do they duck to take cover, or do they step out of their comfort zone and embrace the opportunity? Significantly build your teams resilience by regularly asking two simple…

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Thriving Not Just Surviving An Ever-Changing Landscape

25 May, 2021

Thriving Not Just Surviving An Ever-Changing Landscape

One of the most (over)-utilised terms of the past year has been “pivoting”. Although the term inspires eye rolls, there is little to indicate that we have seen the end of the pivot. Whether it be the continuing impact of…

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Five Steps for Leading a Hybrid Team

25 March, 2021

Five Steps for Leading a Hybrid Team

Australia and New Zealand are not out of the woods, or the lockdowns, by any means yet, but with vaccination pathways ahead many organisations in both countries have shifted to hybrid working conditions.  Typically, this entails some team members working…

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New Year’s Resolutions – why we make them and how to keep them

29 December, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions – why we make them and how to keep them

It’s often at this time of year that we start to think about the year ahead, what new resolutions we will commit to for the next 12 months. With the routines and the daily structure of life as we knew…

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A hybrid world is here to stay

17 December, 2020

A hybrid world is here to stay

Does this mean we have to go back to Boardroom cameras? In 2020, we have (almost) seamlessly embraced new habits of virtual communication. Whether your preferred platform is Zoom, Teams or Webex your brain has quickly adapted to the constraints…

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How a Game of Bingo Delivers Competitive Advantage

30 October, 2020

How a Game of Bingo Delivers Competitive Advantage

Spend enough time at any A-grade business school or alongside a successful business leader and you’ll hear this phrase: “The ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage” Attributed to the visionary Arie de Geus,…

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Generating The Essential Sparks of Creativity Whilst Working in a Virtual World

29 September, 2020

Generating The Essential Sparks of Creativity Whilst Working in a Virtual World

How can we create the sparks of creativity that used to come from the magic of being in the room together? How many of you have achieved something this year that you didn’t think possible in such a short period…

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Build resilience by hacking your own brain

9 September, 2020

Build resilience by hacking your own brain

At Serendis we are working with teams and leaders who are generally incredibly engaged and with great intentions to grow and evolve. However, once they leave our sessions, many find it hard to remain on track. As you can see…

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Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

3 July, 2020

Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

Mentoring has proven to be the best possible form of leadership development in times of change and crisis and we have found a surprising and impactful way to achieve results virtually. Now we wait for the ‘big reveal’, where we…

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What Goes Up Must Come Down

9 June, 2020

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Are you finding that team engagement and motivation are currently at risk? Over the last few months we have observed an incredible amount of agility and hard work from people working across various businesses and organisations. These behaviours are leaders’…

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Exercising Leadership From Home 2: Building Resilience

3 April, 2020

Exercising Leadership From Home 2: Building Resilience

Following our first exercising leadership from home blog, this second blog shares an approach to help leaders strengthen resilience, so you can bring higher levels of resourcefulness to your conversations, interactions and thinking, and also bolster trust and cohesion in…

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