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

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

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

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

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