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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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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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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Kick Start Your Internal Thought Leaders


If you have passionate, articulate people on your team who have great ideas they want to share, let them! Champion their cause to be a thought leader in and for your organisation. Most leaders don’t proactively think about giving their team members a voice, so you’ll stand out if you do...

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The Troublemakers Will Inherit The Earth


We used to say “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team'”. But that’s no longer the case. Your team members have unique talents, individual goals, and innovative ideas. They want you to be their mentor, not just their manager. They want work that gives them meaning, not ju...

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The Best Workplace on Earth – Webinar Recording


We all know the workplace of the future will be very different from the workplace of today. But what will the workplace of the future look like? It’s more than just technology and automation – it’s about the environment you create for attracting the smart, talented, savvy people w...

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Want Them to Succeed? 4 Magic Words to Empower Your People


This week, I’m speaking to a group of secondary school principals in Melbourne, and then travelling to New Zealand to deliver a presentation at the HRNZ (Human Resources Institute of New Zealand) conference. Both presentations are about leadership – in particular, about how to get the b...

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How to Be a Talent Magnet


If you think there’s been a war for talent in the past, you ain’t seen nothing yet! The skills for future success are changing, and the smart, savvy, talented people with these skills have a choice of places to work. Do you have a workplace that attracts, rewards, and keeps that top tal...

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Thriving on Difference – How to Increase Diversity in Your Workplace


Diversity and inclusion drive innovation, revenue, and profits. According to EY, diverse companies are 35% more likely to have higher financial returns. And according to Deloitte, two-thirds of executives rated diversity as an important issue. Here are 10 ways to increase diversity in your workplac...

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No Worker Left Behind: The Change Management Idea Every Leader Should Follow (and Share)


A few months ago, I was working with a group of CEOs in the healthcare industry, and we were talking about what it takes to attract and keep the best talent in their workplaces. Most of our discussion was about the top talent – smart, passionate, driven, and highly motivated – but one C...

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