Paying Dues at Work or Investing in the Future?

by Alli Polin on July 29, 2014

Always feel like you're paying dues at work? Take control of your choices

As a leader, many would argue that they’re paying bills daily.  I hear it from clients all the time as they talk about paying their dues at work.  I had a strange experience today that got me thinking about the dues leaders pay as a result of a surprising outcome from one of my least favorite and most mundane of tasks, paying bills.


How Do You Teach Teamwork?

by Alli Polin on May 2, 2014

How can you teach teamwork?

It’s the start of the new sports season in Australia and our daughter is playing netball and our son, AFL footy.  It’s an interesting time that most parents know well, filled with the shuffle between practices, games and team outings. Today, I had it easy as my son was on the footy field and daughter on the netball courts right next door.  I had an opportunity to observe both teams practice and the longer I watched, the more I began to wonder, how do you teach teamwork?  Both coaches were doing their best, but one was struggling while the other was succeeding.  What was the difference?


What Does Commitment Look Like?

by Alli Polin on April 25, 2014

commitment is all out passion in action. No holding back.

You’ve probably seen this guy, Chris Koo, do Beyonce’s Crazy in Love dance, but I was mesmerized as I watched it again this week. Yes, he’s a fantastic dancer, but that’s not what drew me in, it was his commitment, passion and sheer joy that sets his dance apart from so many other imitators.  If you’ve ever wondered, “What does commitment look like?” this is it.