Leadership News Archives

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

Let’s talk about resilience Resilient leaders are well aware that just like putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others, they need to care for themselves first. So, how’re you tracking? Are you busy being brave, stretching yourself too thin while struggling from within? Do your colleagues and peers think of you as a … Read more

Why are we so hungry for fake news?

When will Australians cease being hungry for fake or perceived news rather than facts? Who do we need to listen to? Why don’t we have a balanced perspective on risk and reward? What is it about fear that makes us so greedy for worse case scenarios? Shouldn’t we be combining our 21st-century skills and technology, … Read more

The role of open communication in a business

As a leader, you need to be able to provide innovative and resourceful solutions that stimulate your team to think and work more efficiently. But more than that, you must be transparent when communicating with people to create a powerful leadership culture that encourages richer contribution and deeper commitment. The key management qualities that turn … 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

How career conversations can catapult your business!

Career Conversations are the sweet spot where current roles and future careers intersect. They are a forum where ambitious goals as well as technical expertise can be discussed in honest and constructive ways and allow people to align their aspirations with their organisations strategy and plans for growth. The best conversations happen when both manager … Read more