Tag Archives: 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 […]

Can we look a little deeper?

Change resistance I ran a coaching group recently where a leader was experiencing considerable resistance to a program of change he was implementing. It was in an area that definitely needed to be reformed. There were legacy issues, aggressive behaviour, competitiveness and a previous leader who had got stuff done by using hierarchical power, ‘my […]

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 […]

The other side of feedback

We recently had our butt kicked by one of our clients who said: “you aren’t providing me with the level of consulting I want and there are two of you” Ouch that hurt. Especially since we pride ourselves on being generous, strong on relationships and going above and beyond what is expected. Well that’s what […]

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 […]

Future Work

  I visited Sydney recently and took a ferry to the Biennale on Cockatoo Island. Apart from the ferry ride and the art, (I particularly liked the pendulum work), the title of the show intrigued me; “the future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed” (William Gibson, science fiction writer)  I started musing on […]