Trust is destroyed by heirarchy

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At the heart of my work is the idea of liberating the best effort that each individual has to offer in service to your organisation and more broadly. This liberation requires the capacity of people managers to create a human environment in which every person is fully engaged in what they are doing. Creating that ...

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Self leadership: the source of all leadership

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“Self leadership is the ability of someone to guide themselves to positive places that they have never been before. It enables a person to fulfil their potential while building a strong foundation from which to make daily decisions – both professionally and personally.” Self leadership is greatly underestimated. Usually, when leadership is discussed, it’s about ...

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Two principles to help make your story great in 2017

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What you do in 2017 matters. The year is poised to be a defining one as humanity faces ongoing tough challenges. And the great news is that you get to choose what you do in 2017 – more than you might think! Sometimes we forget that we are the authors of our own story; that ...

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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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Book review: The Upcycle

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‘The Upcycle’ by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, (Sequel to their best seller entitled ‘Cradle to Cradle’) McDonough and Braungart have an attractive philosophy: we can live an abundant life in an era of diminishing resources and growing population – we just need to rethink how we manage our lives and resources to preserve our ...

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Culture and sustainablity

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What do we mean by the word sustainable? One of the most interesting insights I have recently about this came from Peter Senge who, during a presentation, was reflecting on how we understand the world around us and its relationship to language. Our English language is full of nouns – the names of things. We ...

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Authenticity: a pathway to flourishing

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Authenticity is a hot topic in leadership development at present. But I would like to suggest that authenticity is important for reasons greater than its apparent links with corporate profits. Authenticity is a pathway to a sustainable future. There was a great article today online at Entrepreneur.com about authenticity. It lists 10 behaviours of authentic people and ...

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How might we understand ‘sustainability’ in a business?

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This blog is copy of my response to an article on a closed intranet. But I hope it stands alone as some thinking in answer to the question “how might we understand ‘sustainability’ in a business?” Thanks for this great article summarising 2012. As I read it though, I was wondering about what was not ...

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