Lessons Learned

This month I had the opportunity to again chair the Women in Leadership conference in Brisbane, showcasing some of Australia’s most successful and highly influential…
Ask anyone how they are these days and you’ll get a common reply: “busy!” In most organisations, being busy is worn like a badge of…
I was sitting in a women’s lunch recently where the question was asked: “What do you think is the key barrier to your professional development?”…
Happy New Year folks! A new year brings with it a fresh start and renewed energy. You may have big plans for the year ahead,…
Researchers at the London School of Economics have for many years been tracking the performance of managers, as rated by the people they manage. And…
I saw the movie ‘The Intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in the cinema when it came out late in 2015. It brought…
Increasingly workplaces are encouraging people to develop our strengths – those things we’re good at and actually enjoy doing. Given that using our strengths taps…
We are facing a time of unprecedented change and complexity. As business leaders, we must respond, and yet up to 70% of organisational change initiatives…
Can you win without scoring goals? The key working principle I refuse to negotiate with my clients is the objective. I cannot begin developing a…
The phenomenal speed of change that got us to the 21st century’s technological frenzy is not going to slow down any time soon — and…
Flexibility isn’t a dirty word. Okay, maybe if it’s said a certain way it can sound a little bit dirty, but not in the context…
Yes it’s that time of year again. The Christmas crazy has subsided and I’m now looking down the barrel of adding the 2015 resolutions to…
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