Empathy


Almost two-thirds of Australian workers experienced a mental health condition in 2020, and a World Economic Forum report says 1 in 2 Australians worry they will lose their job in the next 12 months. That’s why empathy is such an important skill for leaders now. Getting up is harder than falli...

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Twelve Insights for 2021 – And Beyond


As we come towards the end of this wild and crazy year, you might be looking ahead to a very different 2021. In this episode, I share 12 quotations I use with my audiences and clients when talking about innovation, change, disruption, leadership, and making a difference. Here’s the list of th...

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Want To Boost Your Team’s Performance? Be An Avocado Leader


I had a conversation recently with a client who was talking about her team’s performance reviews. For some organisations, this is the “dreaded annual performance review”, but that isn’t the case for my client. They have a healthy approach to performance reviews (feedback culture, no surpris...

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The Future Of Leadership


In uncertain times, everybody is looking for real leadership. The best leaders provide clarity in confusion, inspire confidence in uncertainty, and act with calm amidst chaos. This podcast episode is an extract from a conversation I had last year with David Frizzell of Team Guru, talking about the ...

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Leading a Working-From-Home Team – Are You Surviving or Thriving?


Over the last few months, I’ve talked to many leaders, managers, and HR professionals about the pros and cons of their teams working from home. I’ve heard the full range of opinions, from “I can’t wait until we get back to the office!” to “We never want to go back to the office ever aga...

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Open the Door To Greater Experience


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our communities, leaders and managers are trying to come to grips with the knock-on effects to their workplaces and their workforce. The old style of management – top down, with a command-and-control structure – just doesn’t work in...

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Leading Through Uncertainty


During the coronavirus pandemic, you might have heard people say, “We’re all in the same boat”. But that’s not true! We’re all in the same storm, but we’re in different boats, navigating our way through the storm. If you’re a leader, you can’t control the storm and you might be stuc...

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Out of Sight, Top of Mind


The coronavirus pandemic forced many organisations to let team members work from home for the first time, and that trend will continue even after offices become completely safe workplaces again. It goes beyond just working from home, though, because the office won’t necessarily be the “standard...

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Three Steps to Power Up Your Team


If you’ve seen some of the recent research about what motivates the best people, you would know it’s about more than just money. This is especially true now that Generation Z – the youngest cohort of employees – is now entering the workforce in significant numbers. And they ...

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Be an Authority, Don’t Just Have Authority


Leadership now is not just about the organisational structure. It’s not even about the organisational structure turned upside down. Modern leadership is much more about facilitation and collaboration, and everyone can be a leader. This is not just some glib motivational statement (“You ...

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