Culture Change through the eyes of an exhausted leader

Just imagine for a moment that you are an exhausted leader. For many reading this it won’t be a far reach. You have a team of people who you are responsible for. And you feel responsible for them. Their actions, their outcomes, their interactions with the business. You take on the emotional, and often physical, […]

Time for a New Leadership

The digital disruption of the past 10-15 years means that everything we know about customers and employees is changing. The new generation that are looking for leadership positions are different than the ones that came before. This is no great surprise, as every generation brings change and difference. However, one of the biggest differences in […]

What do people really need right now?

Logging in to your social media channel of choice and your certain to access a multitude of people with an opinion on this!  “Work remotely, socially distance yourself (as if you haven’t been doing that since the birth of Facebook!), close the schools, don’t acknowledge people by shaking their hands and especially no generous greetings […]

COVID19: Managing Virtual Teams – your questions answered

Fortunately, virtual teams is not a brand spanking new concept and that means we have the opportunity to learn from those who have previously established this as a way of working.  Many employers have moved towards virtual teams as they compete globally while allowing their employees flexibility to attain a healthy work-life balance.    With a laser focus on keeping […]

COVID19: This is VUCA in Action – your questions answered

If you haven’t heard the term VUCA, then that’s the first question we’ll answer.  VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. It is a term that’s been used in management literature for many years to describe the future (and the current) business environment.   In ‘future of work’ seminars or keynote presentations by futurists you’ll hear this […]

Is pride a deadly sin… or necessary for great work outcomes?

Is pride a deadly sin… or necessary for great work outcomes?  There’s no real answer for that because it depends on your definition of pride. If we are talking about the ego based pride that allows jealousy and undermining to happen, then you’re in seven deadly sins territory. But what about pride for others? Pride […]

Mistakes happen, but it’s how you deal with them that determines whether there is a positive or negative outcome.

I drove my 6yo daughter to the doctors this week, pulling up into diagonal parking on the street between two other parked cars.  As I got out of the car, my daughter also opened her door and accidentally knocked the car on her side.  I say knocked because that’s genuinely how it happens – but […]

Steve Jobs: Your Work is Sh!t

Have you seen ‘Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview’? It gives fascinating new insights into the tech titan. About forty minutes into the interview, Cringely asks Jobs about his often harsh leadership style. Specifically, he asks Jobs, “What does it mean when you tell someone their work is shit?” Uh, it usually means their work is […]

Digital Transformation is about People’s Choice to Change, not Technology

We’ve all been there. You have a problem that is driving you wild. The Kanban full of post-it notes that keep dropping to the floor just isn’t doing it for you anymore. You decide it’s time to implement a new technology that does it better. You scout around on Google looking at options and the […]

COVIDsafe Plans for Returning to Workplaces

“Are you ready for people to come back into the workplace post COVID19 restrictions?” COVIDsafe Plans for Returning to Workplaces here: Need help to create your COVIDsafe Plan? As you are probably aware Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced his 3 step plan to bring Australian out of the COVID19 restrictions. It looks like […]