Leadership blog

GET COMFORTABLE WITH BEING UNCOMFORTABLE
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It’s been a tough two years for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began. Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of exponential change. As result, many of us...
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DEVELOPING 21ST-CENTURY SUPERPOWERS FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS
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According to McKinsey & Co, in a recent article The new roles of leaders in 21st-century organizations they say that the focus of leaders, in traditional organisations, is to maximize value for shareholders. To do this effectively, they say that...
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EVERYONE HATES TO FAIL – WHY DO YOU?
If you have ever had a significant setback, made a serious mistake, or failed at completing an important task, you will have experienced some kind of deep emotional and visceral, largely unconscious, negative, reactive response to it.  By becoming passively...
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EFFECTING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND LEARNING
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I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. This means that I have been able to observe, engage...
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DEVELOPING A HUMAN-CENTRIC FUTURE-FIT FOCUS
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In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, which is now...
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DISRUPT YOURSELF, TEAM AND ORGANISATION
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As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth. It is also a time for harvesting new ideas from our feelings,...
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Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges
Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges
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In our blog “Leading and Managing Transitional Change” we described how leaders could help their people to transition through the fears and challenges they are experiencing as a result of the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic, by cultivating their mental toughness. This...
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Agility
LEADING AND MANAGING TRANSITIONAL CHANGE
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In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with. Describing how...
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Transition thorugh disruption and adversity
LEADING AND MANAGING HUMAN TRANSITIONS
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Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and...
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Riding the wave of disruptive change
RIDING THE WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE CHANGE
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Being born and raised in Sydney, Australia, family trips to Bondi Beach, to enjoy the delights of the dazzling sea and blazing sunshine, was a regular, and happy weekend event. It was where I learned, the hardest way possible, the...
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