Leadership & Trump: What can we learn?

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What can we learn about leadership from Trump? I could sit back and howl at those who elected Trump – or I could learn from it. I choose to learn. Keep reading if you’d also like to discover what you might learn too. Heifetz (author of my favourite leadership framework) makes a clear distinction between the ...

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High performance and the pressure of expectations

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This morning I have had two experiences collide. The Rio Olympics are coming to a close and the Australian obsession (that becomes apparent every four years) with “who is to blame for us not winning as much gold as we expected (and paid for)?” is in full flight. The second is a question that arose ...

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Prioritising: 12 elements to prioritising wisely

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Leaders and managers often talk about prioritising. But there is one thing nearly all of our clients have in common at present. They are at the very limits of their resources – physically and some even emotionally as their people disengage. Perhaps you are like them, and need to genuinely engage with prioritising – not by ...

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Strengths of Australian leadership

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Victor Perton is attempting to develop an understanding and confidence in the strengths of Australian leadership style and capacity. He asked me to contribute my thoughts to this ‘100 year project’ as he referred to it. I have reposted my article below and if you click through to the original you will find a wealth of other ...

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Reductionist thinking – so easy to go down the rabbit hole!

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I spent yesterday with a couple of people thinking about our marketing communication. We started by identfying the different programs The Partnership offers. We then identified the messages and benefits for each program. Before I knew it, we were partcipating in an exercise of reductionism. We were thinking about each program as something separate from the others. And ...

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Living your dream – you can!

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Are you living your dream? What is your dream? I am writing this as I sit inside a cozy room at Cradle Mountain (part of a world renown national park in Tasmania) while the rain gently falls outside. These past few days Duart and I have had the privilege of watching a young couple, Chris ...

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Getting people off autopilot in your organisation

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Autopilot – our term for living and working in an unquestioning and largely unconscioous manner. Many people in the organisations in which we have and are currently working, are working and living on autopilot. Perhaps you are too? You know the feeling, get up go to work, do what you usually do, go home…. do ...

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Purpose and meaning at work – a possible outcome!

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Do you have an inkling that you could be contributing a meaningful purpose and you could be more deeply satisfied by your work? In the not so distant past, you would start your career based on a few choices aligned with how you performed in standard subjects like science, math or english at school, when you ...

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Are you grappling with how to change the culture?

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Our clients grapple with the question of how to change the culture because the world is changing so quickly around them. Their organisations need to learn how to adapt more quickly to remain relevant and survive. The nature of this adaption is typically identified as: A need to shift from an inward focus to a ...

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Feminine leadership is emerging

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Leadership is often a centralised concept that also encompasses notions of power and how it is used. But a more feminine leadership is emerging to engage and inspire people to nurture a better, more flourishing tomorrow. Many organisations we work in are unintentionally stuck in a scarcity mentality. Who can blame them? There is so ...

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