Transitioning to new ways of working

Many organisations are concerned, yet unsure, about how to best prepare for the brave new world we live in and the new ways of working that are required. The routine and predictable is being automated, specialist and intermittent work is being outsourced and pressure is on to attract, retain and inspire informed employees in an [...]

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How to maximise learning, both fast and slow

At the moment the book on my bedside table is “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. While there are many useful learnings in this excellent book the title alone was enough to send my thoughts off in another direction. There’s a bit of talk around the appropriate length and effective transfer of learning. [...]

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What’s on your leadership playlist?

I recently attended a music festival and enjoyed being exposed to some new artists. I promptly added them to my Spotify playlist to continue the musical journey. In doing so I took a good look at the songs I’d had on repeat for some time. This reflection made me consider the ‘songs’ we might [...]

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What gets in the road of leadership development success?

On a recent flight I continued my journey down the rabbit hole that is Simon Sinek’s “Leaders Eat Last”. I really enjoyed this wonderfully diverse and well-written account of great leadership development with a side serving of neuroleadership. But it’s got me wondering… There is a big focus on leadership development at present and many [...]

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New team leader tips: Why do I feel like I’m failing?

Recently promoted and struggling to adjust to the ‘new norm’ of your leadership role? Looking for some new team leader tips? You are not alone. Often organisations will fail to appreciate the impact on the employee of a change in role from doing to leading. New leaders may feel that, by their own standards and [...]

2019-04-30T18:44:01+10:00

The importance of leadership framework

I’m often talking to senior leaders and HR professionals about the pain points they are experiencing and the challenges they are facing in their organisations. Many are lacking a solid leadership framework. No leadership framework? What often comes up in the discussion is the dysfunction and conflict that can occur in their internal teams. This can [...]

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The role of self-reflection in leadership development

We all understand that good leadership development takes a great deal of skill and practice. It is accepted that strong emotional intelligence is a foundation capability of the modern leader. But what first steps can the new leader take to build upon their own emotional intelligence and leadership skill? Self-awareness is essential to being able [...]

2019-04-30T18:44:02+10:00

The art of creating your work-life balance

The term ‘work-life balance’ has become overused and I often cringe when I hear it thrown around. It’s generally used by those who seek to place the different elements of their lives into silos or boxes. I’m not sure that’s possible, or even desirable, in our current society. We bring our whole self to work [...]

2019-04-30T18:44:02+10:00

Leadership qualities: is self-awareness the most important?

Every coach and self-improvement guru will tell you it is important to understand your own values, goals, and leadership qualities; your why. Without self-awareness, we cannot align our values and our choices in life. In the workplace, there are other benefits to practising self-awareness and reflecting on our impact on others. When I work with [...]

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