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Welcome to Ultimate Performance, Coaching for Excellence!

Welcome to the place where Ultimate Performance happens! Very much like an 'Academy', this site aim to collate information, make sense of it and feed it back to you for you to take what you need; whether its know how to improve your brain at work, for your team or simply to learn some cool 'life ...

Leading your people to “OWN IT”

Review of “why you never wash a rental car” by Mark Fritz, UP Academy Masterclass 30/11/17 Mark Fritz is not your usual speaker: he doesn’t use a projector and actually gets you to do the work (you might even create your own PowerPoint to share with your team! ) He’s not the average author, he published a ...

Why People Leave? (hint* it IS about the money!)

We've heard time and again that people don't leave because of money. We've also heard that money is a hygiene factor and not a motivator (i.e. not enough will make people leave, but its presence will not attract).  Employee surveys put money below job satisfaction, empowerment, opportunity and culture, when ranking why they are engaged ...

Performance Hack; Early Wake UP

I was never a morning person. I studied and later worked all day, with my team training set after everyone finished work, usually around 20:00 and lasting 2 hours. I then got home, ate and usually caught up with studies (I continued to study even after I started working). Bed time usually meant around midnight, ...

IMPROVISATION: The fun element in a professional environment

We all spend 27% of our working lives at work. So why shouldn‘t it be fun? Or if not fun at least entertaining. The vast majority of us like a good laugh, laughter releases tension and creates a bond with the people we are sharing a funny moment with. In the words of the superb comedian Victor ...

Born to Kick Arse – Interview on Pushing Limits, Leadership & Flow

Take me to the Interview!  Matthew Tommasi founder of the Australian Born to Kick Arse Podcast, scours the earth to find and interview (in his own words) “the most fascinating people on the planet”. He digs deep to get an inside look at their approach, mindset, motivating factors, resilience and secrets to success! His interviews aim to educate, empower ...

Creating SuperSales Performers

"People buy on emotions"... we hear it all the time. They have often downloaded the specs and comparisons off the internet before they even walk into your shop or office, with a clear understanding of what they THINK they need. But that doesn't mean they can't leave with what YOU think is best for their needs...   "S/he's a natural ...

Multitasking is an illusion

In a previous post I talked about the futility of attempting to achieve work-life balance through a measurement of time, (see The Work-Life Balance Illusion) because this often just results in the frustration of not giving enough time to either. This lose-lose can be turned into a win-win if we measure quality and focus on purpose, ...

Disruption

The way industries operate, consumers react and companies succeed is constantly changing. The marketplace is disrupted and the business model needs to keep changing and innovating to keep up. One way of doing that is by initiating disruption. Apple is one of the companies which really took off once it began disrupting the marketplace. For 20 ...

10 Tips for Successful Corporate Events

The festive season is over and while some of us are still recovering from the holidays and celebrations, we have a blank canvas of events to design over the next 12 months. Why so early ? Research shows that when events are planned in advance, it helps achieve the goals you've set for the year ahead ...