Are you a future ready organisation – 3 important steps beyond perseverance

future ready organisation

Future ready organisations: 3 steps beyond perseverance. It is almost a year now since McKinsey&Co published their article, “Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run.” The writers said perseverance and determination aren’t enough for organisational or personal survival. The report told us: 75 percent of employees in the United States1 and…

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Leadership moments: how to seize these opportunities to influence

Leadership Moments

Seizing your leadership moments. Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about “carpe diem” which means “pluck the day.” As I said in my earlier post, pluck those big, juicy opportunities when you see them. This led me to thinking about moments of leadership opportunity and how often we miss them. Leadership moments are often gone…

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Make leadership choices in a powerful way to increase influence

Leadership choices

Leadership choices: When carpe diem is not really carpe diem. Carpe diem. Seize the day. If you’re like me, the phrase really entered my consciousness after watching Dead Poet’s Society. Seize the day. Do it now (whatever it is) because the moment will soon pass and then it will be too late. Smart leadership choices…

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What is Situational Leadership? Does it Lead to Success?

What is situational leadership

What is situational leadership? Does it Lead to Success? Why you need to adapt your leadership to the situation and how to do it. I think it has become clear in recent times that there’s no single right way to lead. What works in one situation or with one person doesn’t seem to go so…

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Why: a lesson in leadership and influence from Telstra

a lesson in leadership and influence

Why: a lesson in leadership and influence from Telstra. While watching TV recently I noticed the new Telstra ad, “Australia is why.” Have you seen it? It’s a perfect example of the importance of your ‘why’ or ‘purpose.’ By now you’re probably familiar with Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and Telstra has obviously been paying…

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How the Best Leaders Inspire Trust – it starts at the top

How the best leaders inspire trust

  How the Best Leaders Inspire Trust – it starts at the top Trust in the workplace; it’s a two-way street. Trust is critically important not only on a personal level but in our workplaces. When we have it, we can climb mountains. When we don’t, it can erode our self-confidence and our ability to…

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How to become a more Influential leader by asking winning questions.

Become an Influential Leader

How to Become a More Influential Leader by Asking Questions. The secret to mastering Influence when leading people is finding the sweet spot. There you can point them towards your preferred action by guiding their thinking. Notice I said, ‘guiding their thinking,’ not ‘telling them what to do.’ The usual scenario… Here’s a scenario for…

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Are you a leader or a controller?

Are you a leader or a controller

Are you a leader or a controller? Have you ever stopped to consider your leadership style? Do you lead your team or control them? I recently asked these questions of my client. I wanted him to reflect on his interactions with the team. As I listened to him, I felt he was making excuses for…

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Challenges for women in leadership

challenges for women in leadership

What are the challenges for women in leadership, and how to overcome them? Despite the fact that companies which have women in senior management are known to be more productive and more profitable, women are still underrepresented at leadership levels. The 2020 statistics. The WGEA recently released the 2020 gender workplace statistics and they are…

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