A story of courage, responsibility and trust within the exec team

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Historically, executive teams are often the last to be true teams. Yet, to be a true team where collaboration is strong and mutual accountability is evident, sets the cultural tone for an organisation that supports the same values throughout. An organisation that has the capacity to be innovative and adaptable.

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From co-operation to collaboration

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A common theme with my clients at present is the desire and need to get their employees collaborating. Organisations everywhere are seeking better performance, increased levels of creativity and innovation, and a reduction in functional silos.   Collaboration is a step further along from co-operation, which is what most workplaces achieve. Collaboration means people co-designing solutions together ...

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5 Change Myths That Need Busting

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Sam and I have been writing a chapter for a book with a systems thinking perspective on organisational change, and we are tackling the notion and practice of emergent change. So, I’m thinking a lot about change and thought I would share a few ideas with you that may provoke your thinking as you endeavour ...

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How can we nurture visions?

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I often talk about leadership as the art of facilitating energy: and I mean your energy and that of others. A short time ago, I facilitated a conversation amongst some of the Arts community. I am not at liberty to say what the project is, but as I prepared for this high-level conversation, I was mindful ...

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How are you harnessing the power of bringing people together?

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We have had the pleasure of working with a group of team leaders and supervisors within a high-tech business for the last year. As the program draws to a close, I have been reflecting on what changes we have helped to initiate, and what delivered the most significant change for the participants and the organisation. ...

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Remembering Sir John Whitmore

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I feel so sad this evening to hear of the passing of Sir John Whitmore, one of the grandfathers of coaching as a profession or way of being with people. I first met John in 2003 after inviting him to be a part of ICFA’s 2nd regional coaching conference in Sydney. He later told me ...

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