Tony Gibson on July 11th, 2014

In my experience high performing organisations have leaders that care and I have been attracted to caring leaders and organisations in my working life. This does not mean caring leaders are restricted to services like health care and includes legal, building regulatory services, environmental protection, employee relations and training, insurance and financial services and many others sectors. The people in these caring organisations put themselves into the customer or other persons shoes pursuing excellent service.

George Kohlrieser in CARE TO DARE (2012) discusses a “secure base leadership” approach where there is a need to “challenge yourself and others to see and achieve what is beyond normal expectations”. Kohlrieser discusses that all humans have a desire to seek closeness and a person that gives them a sense of protection and caring. In these caring organisations like Richard Branson’s VIRGIN extended family values are demonstrated with a focus on safety and relationships while balancing the opportunity for exploration and risk taking. Secure base leaders connect the caring and daring to produce energy, inspiration and achievement.

Some leaders:

  1. Do not inspire others?
  2. Lack the awareness they are having on other people?
  3. Neglect relationships in the relentless pursuit of goals?
  4. Do not manage themselves and their emotions?

You may be interested in leadership and change coaching and workshops that work through values, leadership behaviours, performance management and relationship management to develop a caring culture with security, learning and stretch (2SL).

Contact Tony at SPIRIT.3H for more information or visit www.spirit3h.com.au

 

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Tony Gibson on April 21st, 2014

048SPIRIT.3H Coach and Wellness Facilitator Tony provides coaching to help individuals achieve their potential and positive changes in personal, community and organisational life.

Are you interested in developing connections to people in the local or global community and connecting to the natural environment? If you would like to achieve more work life balance with time to travel, experience nature and adventure, experience less harmful stress and more health and wellness and you want to be an effective leader in a fairer and more meaningful way for people in diverse, compassionate, sustainable and more harmonious communities and organisations try coaching for positive change with SPIRIT.3H.

We use a holistic approach that commences with you understanding self with behavioural tools like Myers Briggs Type Indicators and simple health and wellness indicators related to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices.

Contact us now for a coaching program that is tailored to meet your specific requirements.  Tony MS 0419791860

 

 

 

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Tony Gibson on April 21st, 2014

5 energetic starters enjoyed wonderful weather for a walk in the rainforest of the Mapleton sections of the  Great Walk on Easter Saturday. Recent rains had encouraged the growth of many varieties and different coloured fungi. The track was relatively quiet even with the Easter holiday weekend. Sunshine, views and happy conversations along the journey made the time pass quickly. A very enjoyable experience in harmony with the natural environment was had by all.21 April 2014 Sunshine Coast Great Easter Walk 2 21 April 2014 Sunshine Coast Great Easter Walk

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We all enjoyed connecting to nature and the walking community with a 103 K walk from Apollo Bay to the Gibson Steps and the 12 Apostles on Victoria’s Southern coastline. It was a magical walk in the tall forests, along rocky headlands and coastal heath in a small group of 5 adventurers. There were lots of ups and downs with beautiful vistas. The timing was perfect with warm and sunny weather most of the time. 

Break in the Great Ocean Walk Victoria

Break in the Great Ocean Walk Victoria

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Tony Gibson on January 4th, 2014

Team Spirit 2014 - Brisbane and Sunshine Coast (1 day)

Building your teams focus and passion around customers and community resulting in EEI = Energy, Engagement and Innovation.

Challenging and fun exercises include:

  • goal setting
  • values
  • simulations
  • team tools
  • appreciating differing gifts and strengths
  • wellbeing
  • action planning

What is your Corporate Social Responsibility?

Learn the Seven “Cs” of High Performing Organisations

Win the Peoples Choice Award !!

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Tony Gibson on April 7th, 2013

The significant increase in the flows of information such as emails, texts and social media means that individuals are looking for coping strategies to achieve peace of mind and clearer thought processes. More and more people seem to be suffering from health issues like burnout and needing time out with excessively busy or chaotic lives.

The practice of Yoga Chi Gung (YCG) offers hope being meditative by design connecting the body and the mind. By exercising while being centred and with the breath you will experience feelings of clarity, vitality and will be better prepared to deal with information.

The earlier in your life stage you take on the practice of regular meditation the better for your wellbeing through your life course.  With regular meditation the mind becomes calm and silent yet alert and more change ready. As you become more practised in meditation you will be able to achieve this on your own. The YCG teacher will provide guided meditation and techniques in the class aiding a deeper feeling of peace and calm.

In the digital age we have some digital solutions and you might like to visit one of the new online meditation tools like whil.com sixty (60) second tool for mediation or visit www.spirit3h.com.au/yoga-chi-gung/ for tools and information on regular classes.

Contact Tony on MS 0419791860, email tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au or visit the web site http://spirit3h.com.au/yoga-chi-gung/ for more information.

 

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Tony Gibson on February 10th, 2013

The life course for many people will be quite different with an ageing population across the globe. This significant demographic change will require new models of ageing according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

For everyone to benefit from workplaces, citizens and communities strategists will need to acknowledge and respond to the increase in the percentage of older people. Strategist’s projections whether in government, industry or not for profits sectors will need to address the long held stereotypes about older people’s  active participation.    Please visit the WHO slide show for some of the facts on this change.

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/ageing/ageing_facts/en/index.html

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What is your measure of success? Harvard Business School is asking students to consider making a positive difference for their colleagues, their organisations, their families and society as a whole their measures of success as leaders.  Also, the practice of mindfulness leadership is taught with meditation practices to gain awareness, clarity and manage stress. Passion for our work and compassion for others are the types of values that can be maintaind with the practice of daily meditation.  See Mindfulness Helps You Become Better Leaders by Professor Bill George in the Harvard Business Review. 

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It is not surprising that attention to work and life balance, health and flexibility increases productivity and profits. In my experience there is a direct relationship between workers feeling energised and their level of engagement and productivity.

Older workers like most of the workforce are looking for flexibility as they enter a career transition phase of their lives. Baby boomers want to stay healthy and energised with part-time and contracting providing great opportunities to achieve balance.

Global researchers Regus recently found that 72% of senior managers and business owners surveyed believed that flexibility drives productivity (China 90% and India 79%). The study also found 63% of workers felt more energised and motivated by having flexible work arrangements such as ongoing part-time work.

Australian and New Zealand organisations are starting to develop approaches like that of our Asian neighbours offering more flexibility to meet demand.

To quote Regus “Energized and motivated staff will be enjoying their jobs more and will be less likely to leave their company confirming that flexible working is becoming an evermore important and widely acknowledged talent retention tool.” 

See http://stayingon.com.au/newsletters/

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Tony Gibson on June 20th, 2011

Life itself can not be improved upon yet each person can contribute to the betterment of society and the earth.

This can be achieved by being centered and sensitive to what is happening at the time.

The wise person naturally avoids extremes, excesses and complacency.

This quote from Ancient Chinese sages acknowledged the need to achieve balance in our lives and this is still relevant in our world today. By achieving balance each person can contribute in a positive way connecting to community and nature leading to Happiness, Health and Harmony (3H).

Movements as practiced in Yoga and Chi Gung have been used through out the ages to promote healing, strength, flexibility and balance.  In the orient, internal arts and spiritual exercises were developed to not only develop the body, but also the mind. In oriental yoga the body functions according to the flow of chi or life force.  Yoga Chi Gung integrates a range of practices including Chi Gung, Tai Chi and Yoga.

Yoga Chi Gung cultivates awareness and resolves stress, both physical and psychological. By moving the body in the most natural way the practice is invigorating and nurturing yet building body awareness and strength of muscles as you achieve balance.

 The practice is designed to be within your capacity by extending without tension and challenging without stress.   Stretching is within your body limits. Yoga Chi Gung practice does not require past experience or a level of flexibility to commence practicing.

Why not learn the art of balance? You will benefit by being centered with a feelings of vitality, improved blood circulation and breathing. Increase your strength and suppleness and the ability to move through change and life’s challenging situations. Improve the quality of your sleep and relaxation and learn useful stress management techniques.

SPIRIT.3H Yoga Chi Gung classes are offered at The Northshore  Community Centre, David Low Way, Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast and  at 71 Somerset Road at Kedron in Brisbane.  Classes are also suitable for businesses to be delivered in the workplace. 

Contact Tony on MS0419791860, email tony.gibson@spirit3h.com.au  or visit the web site www.spirit3h.com.au for more information.

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