Six elements that ensure leadership development programs create positive cultural change within an organisation

2019-01-14T14:25:21+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Recent high-profile demonstrations of organisational culture failures have reinforced the knowledge that the behaviour of an organisation’s leaders is a key contributor to the culture of that organisation. What leaders do, say, and permit matters. And when an organisation wants – or needs – to evolve to a new culture, changing the behaviours of the

High Performing Teams – An Observation of Theory Brought to Life

2019-01-09T14:56:57+00:00January 9th, 2019|

The majority of the work done in organisations continues to be done by teams, and the value of high performing teams has long been understood. However, we also know that the secret to building and sustaining high performing teams is an elusive one, and requires significant time and energy.  There is no shortage of literature,

Lawyers Weekly: Managing digital disruption in 2019 – The challenge for law firms

2019-01-14T16:15:08+00:00January 8th, 2019|

Last year, some well established firms completely disappeared from the business arena however at the same time, there are also fairly traditional firms which are at their busiest yet and are wondering what all the fuss is about. This leads us to think about the link between the disappearing law firms and the digital age.

Inside HR: 7 steps to determining your leadership style and becoming a better leader

2019-01-07T14:56:15+00:00January 7th, 2019|

If you are in a leadership position, self reflection and evaluation of your leadership style is critical to creating a more successful team and business in 2019. With the new year in front of us what better time than now to change your leadership style and become a more effective and efficient leader! To start

Australian Financial Review: Advisory services: Australian companies, public sector most likely to use consultants

2019-01-07T14:56:22+00:00January 4th, 2019|

Did you know that Britain and Australia are leading the way when it comes to engaging with external providers and consultants to provide an outside view of how they can improve their business with digital transformation driving demand. A recent study by Source Global Research, a company based in Britain estimates that Australia continues to

Australian Financial Review: 5 ways leaders can make the most of the holidays

2019-01-08T09:59:29+00:00December 20th, 2018|

It's one of the largest challenges in today's cyber-physical age -being able to fully disconnect and 'switch off'. Holidays fail to be relaxing if you are unable to remove yourself from work and sooner or later you will burn out. These patterns aren't sustainable and research has proven that you have a significantly enhanced chance

Business Insider: 7 ways to ensure work meetings aren’t a waste of time

2019-01-07T14:46:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

There are a number of ways to deal with bad meeting syndrome An obvious one - don't have a meeting if you don't need one  Have half an hour meetings instead of one hour It seems everyone is in alignment: meetings are the bane of business life. They cause us to be ineffective and inefficient

Business Insider Australia: 5 skills to master for a successful 2019

2019-01-07T14:52:22+00:00November 14th, 2018|

There are some skills that will be relevant and required for the rest of your life. These were valuable in 2008 and in 1918 and will continue to be important throughout the next century. Examples of these types of skills include traits such as motivation, good judgement, initiative, integrity and interpersonal skills. Reflecting on the

Inside HR: 5 ways to improve employee experience in the face of digital disruption

2019-01-08T10:03:12+00:00November 10th, 2018|

Leaders play such a important role in setting the direction for employee experience in the age of changing technologies and digital disruption so how can you as a leader encourage and shape positive direction? “Only three things happen naturally in organisations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.” – Peter Drucker This has to be

Business Insider Australia: How to tame an uncontrollable boss

2019-01-07T14:52:35+00:00October 26th, 2018|

Most of us have been in situations where we feel that our boss is difficult, sometimes even uncontrollable. These types of leaders generally fall into 4 different types of categories: The Autocrat - the leader who values their autonomy over everyone The one trick pony - this is somebody who has made a positive impact