Monthly Archives: April 2020

Leading in Uncertain Times

Leading in Uncertain Times

In this episode, Tom reflects on the current COVID-19 pandemic and shares some insights on how leaders can effectively lead and help their teams navigate through this time of uncertainty. Leading in Uncertain Times In times of uncertainty, you are either leading or hiding. Control is an illusion. You can’t control what happens. The only […]

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SUCCESS OF THE MONTH

Previously I shared an activity called Mistake of the Month. Here is the reverse of it, it’s called Success of the Month. This activity works in a similar manner. You share a story of success that you have had over the last four weeks. So, in other words, what was the incident? What was the […]

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The First 90 Days

First 90 Days

In this episode, Tom talks about transitioning into new roles and why the first 90 days in leadership is crucial to the success of any leader. The First 90 Days The first 90 days are crucial to the success of any leader. Research shows that the most amount of time wasted when moving on to […]

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

You may think why is health and fitness important for my work? Think about the amount of travel you do, having to do all the night flights, being jet lagged, eating different foods in different parts of the world, and then obviously having to be energetic when you’re working with different people. Health and fitness […]

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Resetting the Team

Resetting the Team

In this episode, Tom talks about the importance of taking the time to reflect and re-calibrate your team to ensure that everyone is aligned with the purpose of the organisation. Resetting the Team Try this activity with your team. Have each member of your team write down five things that they would like other people […]

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PRIORITISING

Here’s a question for you: Have you ever noticed that your list of things to do never decreases? Have you ever noticed that the more you do, the more you take things off the list, that the list continually grows?  The more senior you become, the more responsibilities you have, the longer your list of […]

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Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success

Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success

In this episode, Tom reflects on a recent conference he spoke at and shares some examples of how we can overcome unconscious bias when interacting with people from different cultures. Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success A handshake demonstrates trust, respect, and sincerity. When interacting with people from different cultures, always be mindful of […]

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DAILY RITUALS

I caught up with a friend of mine recently who had just returned to Australia from Vietnam. She was in Vietnam for six months on a teaching assignment. She is an academic who works at universities. She’s originally from the United States and has lived in Australia for the last couple of years. We were […]

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