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Are you a hopeless leader?

Are you a hopeless leader?There are too many hopeless leaders in the world.  We need more hope.Apollo 13 is one of my favourite movies of hope.  You may find that surprising, but Ed Harris’ character - Gene Kranz, the NASA Flight Director in charge of the moon mission...

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Do you need an attitude adjustment?

Do you need an attitude adjustment?Brussels sprouts.  Love them or hate them, those little green cabbages can certainly be polarising. Personally, my relationship with the little green sprout has evolved over the years.  I hated them as a child – soggy, green, smelly...

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The biggest leadership challenge

The biggest leadership challengeThe world of Positive Psychology – the science of what makes life worth living – descended on Melbourne last week for the 6th World Congress in Positive Psychology. This amazing event showcased Melbourne as the world’s most liveable...

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Are relationships making or breaking you?

Are relationships making or breaking you?At the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in 1999, 16-year-old Jelena Dokic achieved one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, beating women's world No. 1 Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–0. This remains the only time the women's world No. 1...

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Do you know your Why?

Do you know your Why? Working in a fundraising call centre can be tough work. Repetitive calls asking for donations provides little opportunity for autonomy and plenty of rude customers. Performance incentives in this type of environment are often focused on pay...

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Do you need a Mood Strategy?

Do you need a Mood Strategy? As I work with leaders to leverage their own leadership capacity and that of their teams, I introduce them to powerful performance levers that they have often never considered. One of the easiest and most accessible of these is positive...

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The one thing you can do to be a better leader

What would you say if I told you the one thing you can do to be a better leader was to sleep? One of the most underrated and under-used leadership strategies available, sleep is a powerful lever for high performance. Some would say the most powerful lever. And yet few...

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Are you at risk of burn-out?

Are you at risk of burn-out? It’s official.  ‘Burn-out’ is a Thing – or rather it’s a syndrome.  The World Health Organization has reclassified it in the latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), that will come into effect in January 2022....

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Filling the “more with less” gap

Want to know how to do more with less? As I work with my clients, a common theme that I hear is that they are expected to do more with less. Shorter deadlines mean less time; streamlined teams means fewer people and budget constraints reduce resources. It can feel...

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Is your leadership making change fail?

Is your leadership making change fail? The need to lead in ambiguity and navigate rapid change is identified as one of the critical leadership capacities that need to be leveraged for the Future of Work in the Price Waterhouse Coopers Annual Global CEO Survey.  As the...

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Are you ready to lead the Future of Work?

Are you ready to lead the Future of Work? The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. We’re living it now and we need to stop pretending it’s going to happen to someone else sometime in the future. Heralded by rapid developments in robotics, artificial intelligence and...

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Leveraging Leadership for purposeful positive impact.