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Try This 10-Minute Trick To Manage Uncertainty Better


In their book “Decisive”, brothers Chip and Dan Heath share research-based strategies for making better decisions. One of those strategies is particularly relevant when you’re facing a very uncertain, volatile future (sound familiar?). I use this with my clients when they are faci...

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Working From Home – You’ve Got This!


For many people, working from home is a normal part of their work style. You love the flexibility and convenience, your manager knows how to lead and manage people they can’t see in person, and your team understands how to collaborate and innovate remotely. But many others have never made it ...

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Coping with Change and Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19


I often work with people who are facing disruption and massive change in their organisations and industries. Sometimes the change could have been predicted, sometimes it couldn’t. It always causes stress and anxiety. I’ve never seen anything as disruptive as this new coronavirus and the...

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How Can You Tap Into Peer Mentoring?


When the term “mentoring” is used in a business context, it is most commonly pictured as the wise, grey-haired senior executive having lunch meetings with an up-and-coming younger employee. There’s nothing wrong with that picture, and it’s probably still the most common form...

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The #1 Thing That Breaks Your Digital Transformation Program


For the last three years, KPMG has published an annual report, “Keeping Us Up At Night“, where Australian business leaders rank their top challenges and issues. The same topic has ranked #1 for all three years: digital transformation. No surprise, right? Of course, leaders recognise the...

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Ready for the Flexible Work Revolution?


For most of the last 200 years, if you were a knowledge worker, you probably worked in an office, as part of a team of permanent staff working full-time. We’ve come to accept that as the default work environment for knowledge workers. But it wasn’t always this way, and it isn’t necess...

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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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Get the Most Out of Every Book You Read and Every Conference You Attend


When you attend a conference, do you make lots of notes to take action later – but most of them don’t get done? Or do you read a great business book and intend to put some of the ideas into action – but never find the time to do them? The trouble with having one big list of action...

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Be an Authority, Don’t Just Have Authority


Leadership now is not just about the organisational structure. It’s not even about the organisational structure turned upside down. Modern leadership is much more about facilitation and collaboration, and everyone can be a leader. This is not just some glib motivational statement (“You ...

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Disrupted!


(by Gihan Perera, with a nod and a wink to Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The stockings were hung by the chimney, in time For last-minute express delivery by Amazon Prime. The children were nestl...

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