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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

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

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

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Care

Being a leader also means carrying the responsibility to direct your followers to success. To relate, engage, and maintain good rapport with them requires a leader with audacity and the right amount of care. Leading with care is being mindful of people’s needs. The ability to give encouragement and enhance confidence can create a positive … Read more

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