Australian Financial Review: Why bad leaders think they are good leaders

2017-09-04T09:23:48+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

Ask people “Do you have above average looks?” Research shows that roughly 90% will say yes. Ask “Do you have above average driving skills?” Again, 90% will say yes. “Sense of humour?” You guessed it, 90%. It’s human to think we’re above average, but in leadership it’s a worrying phenomenon. We’ve all come across the

Dynamic Business: How can a young leader be a great leader?

2017-08-21T15:28:03+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

More than ever before, we are seeing young people taking on significant leadership roles. Your employer might have put you on the fast track to leadership. Or if you’re following in the footsteps of someone like Mark Zuckerberg, you may have founded a start-up and successfully grown it. Either way, you will have likely found

Australian Financial Review: How to lead like Jeff Bezos and think like Steve Jobs

2017-08-21T16:03:47+00:00 August 6th, 2017|

Scientists have examined the business instincts of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the creative ideas of Apple's Steve Jobs, the insights of the Dalai Lama, the endurance of Ironman Trevor Hendy and the strategy of chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to come up with a winning formula to become a better leader. But they warn that you will

Business Insider: Designing CEOs: How Australia can build leaders

2017-08-21T15:38:36+00:00 August 4th, 2017|

Are leaders born or made? The Frankenstein option isn’t available yet but in the meantime many believe the performance of a manager can be improved, whatever their skill level or natural ability. Australian strategic leadership firm Bendelta thinks it can go one better. It has studied the psychological, biological and behavioural patterns of some of

The Mandarin: Designing the public sector leader for the cyber-physical age

2017-08-21T15:39:01+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|

Leaders in the public sector have a timeless challenge: to create public value. These four words contain enormous complexity, not least because it means balancing the needs and wants of today’s citizens with enhancing the public sphere for future generations. Each by itself would be challenging, but balancing the two in an increasingly complex environment requires