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Feedback – An Essential Ingredient for Every Business

Feedback is the cheapest and most powerful, yet most underused, development tool that we have at our disposal. It is our responsibility, as leaders, to create an environment where feedback is part of our operating DNA. Feedback helps our teams get and stay on track,..

Learn How to Seek Honest Feedback

We are all seeking to be the best we can be.  As leaders, this means we need to focus on creating an environment where giving and receiving of feedback is part of our operating DNA, the way we do business.  This in turn, means we need to be effective in giving and..

Responsible Leadership

I think it would be fair to say that behaving responsibly is a primary characteristic for successful leaders.  Yet many leaders seem to get caught up in thinking about the power of their positions rather than the responsibility of the position.  Jack Zenger, a..

Driving Inclusiveness

It is hard to believe that people still think inclusion is optional.  It is even harder to believe that in some workplaces people are being excluded or feel discriminated against.  A recent study suggests that more than one in five Australian workers has experienced..

It's Time

In the last few blog posts, I have been discussing the concept of power, the need for balance and the benefits of diverse and inclusive cultures.  These are concepts that have been part of the stories that have been in all media forums (for all the wrong reasons)..

Diversity and Inclusion – It Makes Sense

Australia really is the lucky country. We are an inclusive country with a population of people from vastly diverse backgrounds. While it may not have always been easy and without incident, we have been able to learn from each other and celebrate and embrace the..

Balance for All

Finding a suitable balance between work and life is a challenge we all face every day.  We are constantly seeking ways in which we can successfully combine our work, family and personal commitments into one 24 hour period. The 2017 OECD Better Life Index reported..

Power to Lead

As we enter a new year, many of you will be taking up new leadership positions.  Taking up a new leadership position generally means a new boss, a new team, new peers and a new set of priorities and objectives.  It also means that you will need to think differently,..

Be Happy

Chief Happiness Officer.  Sounds like the title for a fictional character we might hear on Sesame Street rather than in a boardroom, but that is the exact title that the founder of Woohoo Inc (Yes – Woohoo Inc), Alexander Kjerulf has given himself.  Alexander is..

Reaching Your Full Potential

A key responsibility for each and every leader is to get better; to be the best that they can be.  In a recent article, Michael McKinney suggests many of us are not reaching our full potential. So how do we reach our full potential?  How do we continuously get..