Reimagining the Workplace


A year after the mad scramble to get office workers working from home, organisations are grappling with the challenge of understanding the workplace of the future. As restrictions ease and offices become safer workplaces again, there’s a strong push by employers to get people back into the of...

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Think Equal, Not Same


A year on from the first major impact of the coronavirus and the mad scramble to get office workers working from home, leaders and organisations around Australia – and the world – are grappling with the challenge of understanding the workplace of the future. Broadly, employees love the ...

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Top Leadership Trends for 2021 and Beyond


A crisis doesn’t create leaders; it amplifies them. In “normal” times, many organisations tolerate mediocre or average leaders, but in a crisis those leaders are ruthlessly exposed. COVID-19 has disrupted our world, and people want leaders who step up and lead through crisis, recovery...

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Trust Is Your Responsibility


In my many conversations with leaders working in uncertain times, I hear one word over and over again: trust. How do you trust people working from home? How do you trust people to take the initiative? How do you trust people to know when to follow the rules, and when it’s more appropriate to brea...

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Diversity Trumps Ability


In December, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was fined €90,000 (about A$140,000) by the French Ministry of Civil Service because she had broken a rule about gender diversity in senior public service appointments. The 2013 rule was designed to increase the number of women in senior positions, but here...

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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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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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