Leadership News Archives

Audacious Leadership – what’s holding your firm back?

Australian leaders spend many millions of dollars and hours every year developing their own leadership capability and that of their teams, yet as a nation we are undecided about what leadership style really works. Why do we struggle with audacious leadership? Part of the reason is that more traditional businesses resist standing up and standing … Read more

Diversity and Inclusion are Not Mutually Exclusive – Here’s Why

Society’s expectations are shifting the sands of the business world and is sweeping the legal world with it. Successful legal firms are increasingly operating more like ‘start-up businesses’ – changing everything from how they call themselves to how they deliver their services. What’s also changing is the rules of engagement which mean transparent behaviours, open … Read more

Smart leadership all starts with a smart leader

What is a smart team? A smart team is an intentional team working as one towards a clear vision and mission. It’s a team that engages in vigorous debate, that challenges constructive thinking to spark creativity and bring out the best qualities in each other. Members of a smart team care about each other. They’re … Read more

From Retired to Rewired

“You are coming to towards the end of your life ‘career’ but do you really need to or want to retire? What about taking some time to collect your thought and look at how you can commercialise and harness your skills amassed over a lifetime, and perhaps discover a whole new you! – rewired you, … Read more

What are our politicians really fighting for?

Right now, it’s a fight for male dominance rather than ‘may the best man win’. Australia is one of the strongest and safest countries in the world, yet our politicians are playing out their fight like two caged chooks. Shorten is fighting with his endless shoulder shrugs, half laughs, eye brow lifts and eye rolls. … Read more

Why women hate politics

Women hate politics not because of the policies or the long working hours and not because of the demands on them or their families. Women hate politics because the toxic behaviours that have become the norm are as appealing as last week’s fish market. I wonder if we had two women going head to head … Read more

The Integrity Factor: How we recover from failed trust

As the Royal Commission is uncovering the devastating truths behind past indiscretions and dishonest practices, many people are reeling in shock at the extent of the damage, hurt and cost of the unconscionable behaviours and actions. Once the findings are in the public domain, the culprits are punished and new systems are enforced we  trust … Read more

Gender neutral makes for perfect balance

While some countries celebrate International Women’s Day with a public holiday, others may simply ignore it, or give it politically correct lip service. Same for organisations. Some have big events and spend big money. Others just reiterate key themes – this year’s being “#BetterforBalance”. Nice in theory – but sadly, less in practice. Some women … Read more

So, what business are you in?

One of the most common questions asked at gatherings or events is; So, what do you do? Typical answers are; I’m an accountant, a lawyer, a brickie or baker. As a result, we hear; Oh yeah? Nice – How’s business? And that’s pretty much the end of it as we go on to sport and … Read more

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