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  • Saturday, 2 January 2016

    THE BIG SHIFT…How Managers Become Leaders of a Culture

    THE BIG SHIFT...How Managers Become Leaders of a Culture

    The seven seismic shifts of perspective and responsibility to lead a CULTURAL OPERATING SYSTEM.

    According to Michael Watkins HBR June 2012 , all the shifts a function head must make when first becoming an enterprise leader involving new skills and cultivating new mindsets

  • Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    If Only We Worked the Way We Play Footy

    Engagement v Passion...what's the difference?

    Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious”

    Think of how hopeless football would be if they played like we worked.

  • Wednesday, 16 September 2015

    Shut up and listen (why don’t leaders listen?)

    Why don’t leaders listen?...3 top tips based on this research

    To be an effective leader/manager whether in public services, the private sector or a family run business – you need to listen.

    So, why are so many people in leadership positions not good at it? Here are our top 3 tips based on this research on how to be a better listener.

  • Monday, 14 September 2015

    What is the “deal” with Business Emotional Intelligence?

    We think it is fair to say that organisations today need Business Emotional Intelligence more than ever.  Flatter structures require more self management, changing job roles requires greater adaptability, more competition demands more creativity, more pressure requires more emotional resilience and globalisation means more team work and more diverse customers, which require more understanding and better relationship management.

    Up until recently the main approaches to understanding and
 developing human behaviour and performance have been personality questionnaires.  But after feedback there can be a feeling of, “I am an Introvert. So what?“

    The much more important question is ‘How can I be more effective?’

  • Monday, 14 September 2015

    Do You Have Grit?

    very rare...very prescious

    There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it’s worth your time and energy.

  • Wednesday, 6 May 2015

    Coachable or Lost Cause? ...8 points to spot the “Uncoachable”

    In a perfect world, good coaching would lead to good results. Every great sporting coach would lead his team to a championship, and every great executive coach would turn out world-class leaders. In the real world, however, no matter how talented a coach may be, the result of any coaching effort depends in large part on the coached.
    “My favorite example is Australian football,” said Mr. George Sawiris, managing director of 3CM Leadership Institute.

  • Wednesday, 6 May 2015

    The True Costs of Bad Bosses

    Apparently, a plague of bad bosses is running rampant; so much so that, according to an Inc. study, 75% of workers say their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their jobs. How bad are they? Bad enough for 65% of respondents to say they’d rather have a new boss over a pay rise.

  • Friday, 1 August 2014

    How to Criticise Other People Constructively

    No one likes to be criticised - even justified criticism has the potential to demoralise a person. But there are times when managers have no other choice and, indeed, not to criticise or to overlook errant behaviour is sometimes even worse than to do so. However, it's possible to criticise staff so that they actually feel good when you've finished. It's a very sensitive management skill that can be learned, particularly if you view criticism as an investment in your colleague's future...

  • Sunday, 9 March 2014

    If Only We Worked the Way We Play Footy

    Think of how hopeless football would be if they played like we worked.

    Every year at this time, as the AFL season launches, I have the same recurring thought.  And that is, we should run business like the game of football. I mean, how great would the professional world be if only the genuinely talented players made the "team" and only the best companies "won?" Where everyone had to work as hard as individuals as they did collectively?

  • Sunday, 9 March 2014

    The Great Survey Checklist – Are You Doing This?

    Employee surveys are one of those great ideas that often fails to reach its potential. Many employees consider them a waste of time. And yet, they can be the single most important business improvement tool. Correctly executed they can and should drive your entire workforce strategy and build the highest levels of employee engagement and productivity.

    Have a quick review of the following checklist and address any gaps in your current survey approach.