A Culture of Change Agents


If you have created a workplace environment that doesn’t encourage, nurture, and inspire people to ‘go above and beyond’, that’s your fault, not theirs. It’s up to you to engage them, motivate them, or inspire them. And if you can’t do that, then (gasp!) pay them more! That’s the pric...

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How Much Do You Trust Them?


In a fast-changing world, leaders and managers need to trust and empower their team members – especially in a hybrid workplace. This is especially challenging when we’re asking them to make critical decisions that affect our organisation’s reputation, brand, and bottom line. DOWN...

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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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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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Turn The Tables On Talent


Two weeks ago, I went to Bali to speak at a conference of HR professionals and executives from all around Indonesia. In addition to a keynote presentation to the entire group, I also ran a small invitation-only executive masterclass for senior leaders, sharing ideas about how they could be more fut...

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Five Smart Ways to Double Your Leadership Productivity


I’m preparing for my next Future-Ready Leaders coaching program, which starts in May, and the first few participants have shared what they most want to get from the three months we’ll be working together. And I’m always curious to see what’s top of mind for leaders. Of course, the topics al...

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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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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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Trust Them!


In the book ‘No Rules Rules’, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains how Netflix leaders trust their staff and demonstrate that trust in practice. For example, they post high-level strategy documents – with confidential information they wouldn’t want to leak to competitors – on a public bulle...

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A Matter of Trust


To accelerate the journey from crisis to recovery and growth, build more trust in your team members – and their trust in you. That gives you more confidence they will act competently and with good judgement in an uncertain, fast-changing world. Listen To the Episode Get the book “Disru...

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