Australian Institute of Company Directors: How to say sorry…and mean it

2019-03-19T18:24:09+11:00March 19th, 2019|

In the aftermath of the Royal Commission banking investigation apologising and meaning it is critical. In all aspects of business practices, regulations come under scrutiny, which can be intense and highly public and boards need to confront the harsh reality and put things right for their customers, employees, the community and investors. With this in

A case for VUCA 2.0 in industry 4.0

2019-03-19T13:09:32+11:00March 19th, 2019|

In the world of leadership development, we’ve been talking about this VUCA world for well over a decade. The term was first introduced by the U.S. Army War College in the late 1970’s to describe the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world in which we lead and live. Set against the exponential change we’re witnessing

Australian Financial Review: To work smarter, focus on impact, not activity

2019-03-04T12:06:12+11:00March 4th, 2019|

Did you know that just under 2 years ago in 2017, Apple only made and produced 18% of the world's smartphones. Given Apple is a key player and a household name that's surprising, yet it's even more interesting to learn that Apple actually held 51% of the total global revenue for smartphones and a massive

Human Resources Director: The importance of daily wellbeing breaks

2019-02-19T15:46:47+11:00February 19th, 2019|

It’s mid way through the afternoon and having had lunch at your desk, you are now pounding through the mountain of work that is all due by 5pm today. You haven't moved much and your body is feeling tired, your neck stiff and your eyes are becoming sore. You know deep down you should take

Creating Your Personal Leadership Brand in 2 Simple Steps

2019-02-18T16:06:05+11:00February 15th, 2019|

In a world of social media, selfies, avatars and fake influencers the currency of personal branding has taken on a whole new meaning, and for many of us a certain cringe factor, not to mention a jarring against our personal values. But at its core personal branding, particularly for leaders is even more important today

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

2019-02-18T16:07:02+11:00January 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

2019-02-18T16:07:40+11:00January 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+11:00January 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+11:00January 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+11:00January 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