Most of us recognise that giving and receiving feedback is a difficult task and one that we need to get better at. But a number of recent surveys by Zenger Folkman suggest that up to 44% of us find it stressful to have those difficult conversations, the ones we..
Effective communication is an essential skill for leaders at every level within an organisation. The way you communicate with your people has a direct impact on how engaged they are and how they feel about the organisation. We also know that an employee’s level of..
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..
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..
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)..
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,..
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..
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..
The holidays and festive season have come and gone. 2018 is here and the vast majority of us have returned to work and are looking to get stuck into the challenges a new year brings. In the past many of us would think that this means the fun is over and it is time..
Over the last few posts, we have been having a closer look at mentoring and coaching. We all understand that investing in our leaders creates more engaged, self-aware and better skilled leaders focused on achieving success. There is ample evidence that coaching and..