Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)


For more than two years, we’ve been running online meetings, attending online meetings, making online presentations, and participating as audience members in online presentations. And I’m sure we’ve all seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve been delivering online presentations since 20...

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The Three Unwritten Rules for Success in 2022 (You Won’t Believe #2)


Based on my research into how the next 12 months will pan out, here are my three unwritten rules for success in 2022: 1. 2. 3. “Unwritten” (geddit?). Ha, ha, must be the silly season getting to me! But seriously, … Here are ten things you could do as a leader to be more successful...

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Leadership Trends You Must Know For 2022


As we’re getting to the end of 2021, we know the world of work will be very different in 2022. The World Economic Forum predicts some significant changes, and leaders and managers everywhere have to think differently. In this interactive and practical session, I’ll share the essential t...

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Resilience Is Not Enough


A couple of years ago, when my then 20-year-old stepdaughter Abbey was living in Perth, she and I used to go out regularly for breakfast or lunch. As soon as the food arrived, she – like many others of her generation – pulled out her smartphone, took a photo, and shared it with her friends on s...

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To Make Better Decisions, Scan Wider


Like many others, during our strict lockdown early in the pandemic, we used jigsaw puzzles to while away the time. If you enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles, you know the most common tactics: start with the edges, sort the pieces by colour, sort them by shape, tackle a difficult section together, work on...

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Shut Up And Listen


It’s now almost two years since COVID-19 first spread through the world, and there’s no doubt the pandemic has created huge stress and anxiety in many workplaces. So if you’re a leader or manager, you might be heartened by some recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management ab...

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Give Them Meaning, Not Just Money


A few weeks ago, Harvard Business Review editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius interviewed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about his ideas for a post-pandemic future. Not surprisingly, Nadella talked about some technology things, like Microsoft’s new collaboration platform, virtual reality, and the Facebook m...

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Here’s How to Lead in 2022: Be An Avocado Leader


As we’re coming to the end of 2021, you might be putting plans in place for 2022. Of course we’re not through this pandemic yet, so 2022 still holds some uncertainty and doubt. If you’re a leader, manager, or business owner (or all three!), this gives you a double challenge: creating a plan t...

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Freedom Ahead? Not So Fast!


Right back at the start of this pandemic, you might remember all the talk of ‘flattening the curve’. Australia’s goal at the time was not to eliminate COVID-19 altogether, but to keep infections at a low enough level that it wouldn’t swamp the healthcare system. For a while last year, we d...

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Power Up Your Team


In March last year, when the reality of a global pandemic first hit us, we kept hearing the word ‘unprecedented’ as a way to describe how our lives had changed. Now, 18 months later, some of the changes we’ll face in the next few months are just as unprecedented. For example, we’ll be f...

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