WORK LIFE BALANCE

Do you work to live or live to work? For many people the COVID pandemic has really raised the question of the meaningfulness of work and their own purpose. Rather than being only a means to end, this situation has raised the question regarding ‘how much do I need?’ and ‘what am I willing to […]

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MANAGING UNCERTAINTY

With so much uncertainty in the current situation and the future being rather difficult to predict, many are experiencing high levels of anxiety and fatigue. In Australia, the number of calls to help lines has increased by around 30%, with some helplines receiving more than 3000 calls a day. A key question then is, what […]

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TECH UPSKILLING

A client shared a difficult situation they were facing. They were working closely with an expert in innovation and business ideas who has been in the field for around 20 years. The issue that arose was that the ideas didn’t translate well from the face to face model to an online environment. The expert was […]

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HOW IS YOUR TEAM?

I was discussing a team’s performance with their manager recently and what emerged was, that although the team is performing very well and are highly engaged, their manager is worried they will burn out. The team is working long hours virtually and made up of young professionals all trying to achieve milestones and advance their […]

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IN YOU WE TRUST

COVID has brought about vast changes in the way we work. With employees being forced to work from home becoming the new norm, managers have had to place more trust in them to ensure that work is done. Some managers have been able to do this more easily than others. For managers that don’t have […]

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LOST IN TRANSITION

A leader I am working with is seeking to make profound change within his organisation and feels that it should be done without creating waves. It has raised a perplexing question for me – Is it possible to create change without making waves? My sense is that we can’t inspire change without encountering some resistance. […]

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TAKING GLOBAL TO THE NEXT LEVEL

A client of mine has recently been engaged to set up a new business in the US. He is located in Australia and will need to assemble a team of around 30 people to deliver the project. Given the continuing situation with COVID, he will create the team and run the project remotely. In the […]

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WHEN TO CHANGE?

I’m working with a client that is highly successful in their field in large part due to some excellent decisions that were made a couple of decades ago. The current CEO is keen to change the direction of the group but is meeting tremendous resistance from the senior team. The main arguments being; “we are […]

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LOCALISATION – HOW OUR WORLD HAS SHRUNK

The reimposition of lockdown and the restrictions on travel both domestically and internationally, have meant that for me much of my work has been limited to being online. In a usual year I make quite a number of trips internationally and nationally for both work and pleasure. I find the journeys add significantly to my […]

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INCLUSION VS EXCLUSION

During a recent webinar, we did an activity centred on the participants’ experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion and the impact it has. We then debriefed the activity and during that discussion, a participant shared her experience of exclusion and how her response to it was to walk away. I responded that she obviously had the […]

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