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What business leaders can learn from the Federal Election 2016

This election represents a clear failure of leadership. It is also a mirror for many of our organisations. The issues that are at the source of the election results are the same issues that are at the source of increasing cynicism in our business leaders and the low levels of engagement of the workforce. It’s …

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Gail Kelly – one of Australia’s greatest business leaders

I remember seeing Gail Kelly speak at a Trans-Tasman conference in Melbourne and being incredibly impressed by her down-to-earthness and absolute clarity of vision.  She told the story of the interview for her first GM position which she attended with one of her triplets on her knee!  As a mother myself I am sure that …

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Providing leadership in bringing your corporate values to life – Part Three

In the January 24 post we talked about what it takes to have your company values really be alive, have them be expressed in people’s actual behaviours.  I promised that I would say more about the four areas to attend to in managing the creation and maintenance of a values-based culture.  On April 16 I …

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The link between vulnerability and authenticity.

This is a fabulous TED talk.  Brene Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathise, belong, love.  This pointed but upbeat talk is about what she has discovered through her thorough research into vulnerability. Vulnerability may sound like something that doesn’t relate to leadership but we are sharing it here because your ability to …

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Providing leadership in bringing your corporate values to life – Part Two

In the January 24 post we talked about what it takes to have your company values really be alive, have them be expressed in people’s actual behaviours. I promised that I would say more about the four areas to attend to in managing the creation and maintenance of a values-based culture and in the last …

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