Know Your COI – The Cost of Inaction


When creating a plan, you calculate the return on investment, or ROI, for taking action. But unless you also calculate the cost of inaction, or COI, your plan lacks context. ROI answers the question, ‘What are the benefits of this change?’, and COI answers the question, ‘What is the cost of n...

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Clear Their Path


Although my first sporting love is cricket, I’m also a fan of Australian Rules Football. We’re in finals month now, so it seems like a good time to talk about it. A common defensive tactic in Aussie Rules is ‘shepherding’, where you assist a team mate from a distance. In brief, if a tea...

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Nobody Wants to Pay For Work Anymore


If you have been following the latest buzz around leadership and workplaces, you might have come across the phrase ‘quiet quitting’, which refers to employees who do what they are paid to do, and no more. Does that describe some of the people in your team? I think it’s a bizarre society when ...

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Are You a Future-Ready Leader?


I’ve recently been working with many leaders who are grappling with change, uncertainty, and disruption. Some are just battening down the hatches and hoping all that change stops soon. But that’s wishful thinking! If anything, we’ll seen even more change in the future, and you need new skills...

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Future-Ready Leaders – Online Presentation


A crisis doesn’t create leaders; it amplifies them. This time of crisis, disruption, and great uncertainty has put leadership in sharp focus. All leaders need to step up now. We can’t be future-proof, but we can be future-ready, and the best leaders give confidence and clarity to their team...

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When The Going Gets Tough, Involve Your Team


I’ve been working with many leaders recently who are doing their best to lead their teams through this time of great uncertainty and change. They know it’s their responsibility to take the lead, and they are doing their best, while still desperately trying to stay calm and collected for their t...

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The #1 Thing You Can Do To Amp Up Your Online Presentations


I was recently speaking at a company’s annnual conference, which they were running online again this year because of COVID-19 uncertainty. The speaker before me was the CEO, who made a brief but highly engaging presentation. The content was what you would expect – summary of last year, top-...

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The Top Four Business Challenges for 2022


We’ve had yet another year of massive change and disruption in all areas of our society. What will we face in the year ahead? KPMG’s annual “Keeping Us Up at Night” survey identifies what senior leaders say will be their biggest challenges in 2022. Join me for this practical...

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Wise Leadership in the Age of AI


Are the robots coming for your job? Yes and no. Automation and AI are rapidly spreading through every industry and every workplace. They accelerated during COVID-19, because the need for limiting physical contact forced organisations to find more digital solutions (According to McKinsey, 67% of com...

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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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