How to present virtually with presence and authenticity

Presentation skills are no longer the soft skill in business. In fact given the urgency to reset how we communicate across cultures, countries and countless mediums, it is now the most valuable skill we can have in business. A presenter who has strong presence and authenticity will keep connected to their clients and ensure they can … Read more

The new laws of communication

One of the most under-rated and under-trained skills in legal education and the workplace is everyday garden variety communication – nothing scholarly, nothing sophisticated, just the sort of communication that connects people to people without pretence and makes it easy to do business. Yet it’s no secret many lawyers would much prefer to use complex … Read more

Midweek madness proves profitable!

Most business people today testify they don’t have ‘enough hours in the day’ to get work out the door and the mere thought of cutting back 8 hours would be akin to business suicide. But Melbourne based marketing agency Versa flipped their thinking about how they can help their staff meet their deadlines, improve their wellbeing … Read more

Handling distractions and disruptions at work

Distractions or disruptions often happen when we least expect or want them. They also arise because other than thinking a raised eyebrow or a loud sigh will give people a clear message that it’s frustrating, most people don’t address the habits, behaviours or consequences. Sometimes it’s due to fear, sometime due to lack of authority, … Read more

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

Are you an Audacious Leader?

Audacious leaders imbue a mindset that allows a shift in existing patterns of behaviour of staff and clients while breathing life into more productive habits such as follow up and follow through. Audacious leaders are profoundly transparent, truthful, and unafraid to say that they are wrong or that they don’t know the answer. As Research … Read more

My Dog Hugo

My ten year old dog Hugo loves to sleep at the foot of the bed. If you’re a dog lover you understand this and will most likely keep reading. If you prefer cats or kids you may choose to stop reading – no offence taken. Here’s my point anyway: when I take one or two … 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

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