Category Archives: Global Leadership

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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DIVERSITY IN THE ROOM

Having recently been engaged by an organisation to deliver some sessions on Cultural Intelligence, I was reminded how much diversity is always present in the room, even when it may not be overtly apparent.  With so much discourse about equity as well as the black lives matter movement that has emerged, it gave me pause […]

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ADAPTION AND AGILITY

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself on a very steep learning curve. The changes that have been necessitated in the way I work have required a significant shift. While at times it has been challenging and frustrating, I have grown in my understanding and use of software and utilised this […]

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CHALLENGING YOUR THINKING

I have been working with a coaching client for a number of months and as a way to close off the sessions I conducted a meeting with his boss. During the meeting we were discussing harmony in the team and I asked how disagreements were dealt with. He said he didn’t like conflict and there […]

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