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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COLLABORATION

I’ve been working with a leadership team and one of the topics we were discussing was collaboration. There are six leaders on the team, and each of them has a particular function that they are in charge of. Of course, they are siloed in terms of having responsibility for their particular area. Nevertheless, because they […]

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CASCADING YOUR LEARNING

A client that I was working with brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team. The operating principles were three values we came up with. One of the participants really liked this idea and therefore, when he went back to his office, he […]

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REFLECTION

There was a global leader who went to see a wise old woman in the Himalayas, and he said to her ‘Momma G,’ which is obviously a respectful term. ‘Momma G, I’m very, very busy. What can I do to have more peace in my life?? To be less busy?’ And she said to him, […]

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LEADING WITH COURAGE

I was working recently at a refinery, doing some work with a leadership team. The person in charge of the refinery was new in the role and had been there four months. He had changed the composition of his team, he’d brought in some new people, he’d promoted some people, removed some older people, and […]

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BUILDING ON STRENGTH

As part of my own professional development, I’m doing a program with an organisation. It’s really about how I can become better at what I do. I think it’s always important as someone who facilitates and talks about improvement in others, that I am constantly looking at improving myself. So, I spend a fair amount […]

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PASSION FOR YOUR WORK?

In one of my podcasts, I talked about Sir Paul McCartney as a global leader. I referred to the three things which I thought he had which have sustained him for more than 60 years in the music business. They were namely his passion for his work. Secondly, health and fitness and thirdly, the ability […]

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MISTAKE OF THE MONTH

I would like to share with you an activity that I’ve been using recently with a number of different teams, and I have found to be very effective. I thought I would share it with you, because as a global leader, when you’re working with teams, I can appreciate that sometimes rather than just launching […]

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SO LONELY…

I was having a conversation recently with a close friend of mine who’s a psychologist, and he was telling me how a huge number of his patients, nearly 80% of his patients come to see him because they need someone to listen to them. I said, ‘What do you mean by that?’  and he said, […]

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THE 3 Cs OF TRUST

I want you think about how we build trust? Specifically, as a global leader, when you may be working across different cultures, how do we build trust as a general rule? I believe there are three key things to building trust, and they are competence, character, and consistency. The three C’s, are  broadly important as […]

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