Category Leadership

Banking Bad

The final report into the Banking Royal Commission has just come out and I think most Australians have mixed emotions. On the one hand the Government is accepting (softly) the recommendations in full – all 76 of them – but I think most of us will reserve judgement to see what actually changes. And we […]

Legacy trees and Melbourne flu

I was having a ho hum week. Nothing terrible but I was recovering from losing my voice and a bout of Melbourne flu – which is challenging when you run lots of workshops. Plus I was approaching a milestone birthday and that always prompts a fair amount of introspection. So I had to drag myself […]

Leadership in Unusual Places

A few weekends ago my business partner Sam Crock and her husband Paul, combined forces with celebrity chef Alejandro Saravia from Peruvian restaurant Pastuso, to host their second event as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Called ‘Renascence Gippsland’, it was a sit down, al fresco lunch for 150 people, held ‘close to […]

Is your energy all wrong for this dog…

We recently got a new puppy called Lola. Since we are inexperienced with dogs, I thought it would be a good idea to get a dog trainer, who would essentially train the family to train the dog. A friend recommended Nick and said he had “worked magic with her Lenny”. Something about what she didn’t […]

What’s up in 2017?

From the Brave New World of employee monitoring, big data and Robotic Process Automation, to more micro trends such as: business coaches and solopreneurs, plus some evolving trends in leadership. Employee monitoring – a dystopian idea – Use it for good not evil Human resources media wrote recently about the “wearable technology that can spy on […]

A Remote Gig

A few weeks ago I returned from the Northern Territory where I was working with ANKA the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists. Slight departure from working in organisations in urban Melbourne and Sydney. The CEO of ANKA; the indomitable Christina Davidson asked me to come and work with their Art Worker Extension […]

Is good enough for Google good enough for us?

Google recently studied over 100 of its teams to find the stand out factors that made some teams highly successful and some not so. Project Aristotle was the lofty title and they analysed huge amounts of data in their quest to put this under the microscope. Team Composition The first thing they looked at was […]