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Kick Start Your Online Authority – Share and Share Alike


Paradoxically, one of the best ways to position yourself as an authority is to share insights and wisdom from others. Your audience will appreciate you taking the time to selectively share what’s relevant to them. The Internet makes it easier than ever before, and if you know where to look, y...

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Fan the Flames of Innovation


Creativity is about generating ideas, and innovation is about putting them into action. To make a difference, it’s not enough to just generate the ideas. Acting on an idea not only creates real change from the idea itself, but creates a positive feedback loop for your team members to create m...

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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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15 Instant Innovation Questions to Future-Proof Your Business


In the past, when most organisations could rely on a few innovations a year, innovation was considered to be only the role of a Research & Development department. Now, when your organisation is more complex, employees have more ideas, and the external environment is changing so fast, innovation...

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Open the Door To Greater Experience


Good leaders give their team members more information and knowledge than they need just to do their job. They know what’s happening in the rest of the team, the rest of the organisation, and even the outside world. But it’s not enough to just sit on the sidelines and watch. Great leader...

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Resilience Is Not Enough


I sometimes go out to breakfast or lunch with my 20-year-old stepdaughter, Abbey. As soon as the food arrives, she – like many others of her generation – pulls out her smartphone, takes a photo, and shares it with her friends on social media (And, to her credit, she then puts away her phone for...

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Will You Lead The Change?


Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Auckland, and Perth – and for clients in diverse industries, including banking, human resources, local government, sport, commercial property, and retail. Despite their differences, one thing these organisa...

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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 Get Things Done When Everybody Keeps Interrupting You


In our fast-paced, always-on world, interruptions and distractions are a fact of life. You’ll find plenty of advice about how to “manage” other people who interrupt you, but you’ll always be fighting a losing battle that way. Instead of trying to control others, here are some practical idea...

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10 Ways to Bring Innovation to a Screeching Halt


Last week, I spoke at an innovation breakfast for the forward-thinking team at Landgate, the State government authority responsible for property and land information in WA. In my keynote presentation, “The New Rules For High Performance”, I made the point that innovation is everybody...

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