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

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

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

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

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

What have we learnt from the Banking Royal Commission?

As the Banking Royal Commission uncovers 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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