ARE YOU THE EXPERT?

I have been in the process of working with an individual in an organisation on a project that she would like to take up within the organisation. She’s not the decision maker, she’s actually an influencer. I’ve had a number of meetings with her in terms of trying to scope the project, come up with […]

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ARE YOU IN A BUBBLE?

This topic was prompted by an article I read, about how leaders rarely get honest and candid feedback from people further down the organisation. Meaning they are in a bubble in this regard. Most of the news leaders receive is being massaged. That is, people may not want to tell you the bad news, so […]

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TRANSITIONS

I was working with a client who was recently promoted to a position as a global leader. She was promoted from having local responsibility to having eight countries to look after. Her remit changed from just having people she knew, teams she could connect with, to suddenly having to lead teams, virtually, working across distance, […]

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THE CAREER JOURNEY

When I visited Malaysia a few months ago, I caught up with an old friend from my school days. I try to catch up with him whenever I’m back, and whilst having dinner, he shared with me a concern he had about his son. His son is 27, unemployed, has been educated, has a degree, […]

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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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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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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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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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