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Thriving in Change

By Emma Sharrock / March 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Thriving in Change

Welcome to March! Many of us are celebrating the one year anniversary of our most recent plane trip. I know I am, and I’m okay with this. Most people I know who have experienced more recent plane trips have done so out of necessity, and the conditions have not always been ideal. Nevertheless, it’s lovely…

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The Changing Nature of Change

By Emma Sharrock / March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on The Changing Nature of Change

Life is about continuous change – we totally know this. However, never before have we experienced the rate and type of change that we are experiencing now. It’s faster, it’s more unpredictable, and it has a way of sneaking up on us when we least expect it. While we try and stay on top, it…

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The Year in Small Slices

By Emma Sharrock / February 15, 2021 / Comments Off on The Year in Small Slices

A few weeks ago, “early February” sounded a long way away. Yet here it is! Once again, the year is moving at a pace that leaves my head spinning. How about you? February is a time that the pace seems to pick up – the holidays are over, and it is time to get down…

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New beginnings

By Emma Sharrock / January 12, 2021 / Comments Off on New beginnings

It’s the new year, and as we big goodbye to a challenging year, we are also gearing up for a new year. Often at this time of the year, we’re setting goals, or perhaps doing a Past Year Review. It’s a time of new beginnings, fresh starts. I love the ‘newness’ of the new year,…

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2020 Past Year Review

By Emma Sharrock / December 17, 2020 / Comments Off on 2020 Past Year Review

We have all had challenging years in the past. It may have been because of work, a relationship, a personal challenge or grief. But what was different about those challenging years was that although we found support from friends and family, our challenges were still our own. What makes this year different is the collective…

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Adapting vs Adopting

By Emma Sharrock / November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Adapting vs Adopting

I realised this month that we have spent over half the year in ‘pandemic mode’. What was new has started to become the new normal. Is anyone struggling to remember what life was like prior to 2020? It’s been a big year so far. We have collectively endeavoured to make sense of a year full…

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The Fourth Quarter

By Emma Sharrock / October 16, 2020 / Comments Off on The Fourth Quarter

I don’t know about you, but September went by in a flash! So much happened in such a short space of time! What remained the same was continuous change. Spring in Victoria ranges from ‘it’s practically summer’ type heat to Antarctic winds and rain – and that’s just in one day. All during what has…

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Being Kind and Continuous Change

By Emma Sharrock / September 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Being Kind and Continuous Change

August is a wonderful month. Firstly, it’s my birthday month, so it has to be wonderful. It is also a month that signals the end of winter and the start of Spring. It is a month of incredible change. The bitter cold of winter is still present, with hints of warmth and spring. Flowers start…

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July Bright Spots – Locus of Control

By Emma Sharrock / August 11, 2020 / Comments Off on July Bright Spots – Locus of Control

They say that change is not linear. We all say that. We all think that. We all know that. But DO we? Because when it comes to change, I know I am always a bit disappointed when things don’t go exactly how I wanted them to go. They take an unusual turn. Can you relate?…

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June Bright Spots – Challenging Times

By Emma Sharrock / July 21, 2020 / Comments Off on June Bright Spots – Challenging Times

It’s July and it’s been a challenging time. Who would have predicted last year that this time next year we would be experiencing a pandemic? A crisis of this proportion? I sometimes feel like I’m in a movie. Do you? I know that at some stage this period of time will be the focus of…

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April Bright Spots – Dealing with Uncertainty

By Emma Sharrock / May 19, 2020 / Comments Off on April Bright Spots – Dealing with Uncertainty

Can you believe it’s May? And you know what, even if we weren’t amid a pandemic, I imagine I would still be writing this. Time is flying regardless of the events. I think when I write “can you believe it’s May?” it is with the tone of “I can’t believe it’s already May, and I…

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Focusing on the bright spots

By Emma Sharrock / April 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Focusing on the bright spots

As I write this, we are experiencing a time of unprecedented change. This time last month it felt like the year was flying by. Now, for many, it’s not going fast enough, as we navigate the challenging landscape of COVID19. My heart goes out to everyone experiencing the virus itself or the anxiety that is…

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What do you Believe?

By completewpcare / March 9, 2020 / Comments Off on What do you Believe?

Don’t panic, but we’re SPRINTING our way through to the end of the first quarter of the year. Didn’t we just have Christmas? I’m sure I’m not alone in my fascination with the speed of time. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for time boxes to keep focused and kicking goals. The calendar…

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Being the Agile Leader

Being the Agile Leader

By Emma Sharrock / February 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Being the Agile Leader

Last week I spoke at the Female Influencers in Technology (FIIT) Meetup, and I shared my experience and passion for Being the Agile Leader. I thought I would share the highlights as part of this month’s blog. There are No bad Agile Teams, only Bad Agile Leaders In the military, we have an expression: “There…

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Starting with the End in Mind

By Emma Sharrock / February 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Starting with the End in Mind

One month into the new year! How is 2020 going for you so far? I’ve been working on developing new habits around my work and business. Starting as I mean to go on. Agile is all about sustainability – sprints AND rest! To enable this sustainable pace, we need to reflect on how we show…

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The Gift of Bad Behaviour

By Emma Sharrock / January 24, 2020 / Comments Off on The Gift of Bad Behaviour

Late last year I read an article that talked about the new focus leaders need to have in this fast paced world. I really enjoyed it, as it resonated so much with my beliefs and the work I do coaching leaders and teams in new ways of working. There were a number of comments agreeing…

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