Category Archives: Global Leadership

TRUST AND COVID 19

The covid pandemic brought many changes particularly in regard to work. Across the globe people were suddenly no longer permitted in offices and working from home became the norm. At some level, trust of employees to complete work and tasks was forced upon management. This unintended consequence is no doubt a positive aspect of the […]

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FLEXIBLE VS REMOTE WORK

I  was recently in discussion with some colleagues about working from home through covid and the changes it brought. It is certain that in many ways Covid-19 precipitated some significant changes in how we approach work and the workplace. One aspect of this was in regard to the enabling of “flexible work” for people, which […]

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TACTICAL VS STRATEGIC

Having spent many years in the D&I space, a common theme I often encounter when organisations are tackling addressing how to be more inclusive is a tactical approach. This is commonly seen in policy changes or the introduction of certain measures and actions. However, as inclusion is a systemic issue, more often than not it […]

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SHOWING GENUINE CARE FOR CLIENTS

The COVID situation has certainly impacted the way so many industries do business and the consultancy business is no exception. We have shifted many of our meetings, workshops and interventions online as a result of lockdowns and restrictions. Something I have noticed as a part of this is that not meeting face to face has […]

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SALES STRATEGY IN THE NEW WORLD

I have recently been making enquiries in to updating my digital presence and as a part of this have been involved in a number of sales calls with digital agencies. It has been an eye-opening process for me particularly in regard to the way the sale process is managed. As someone who started my career […]

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HARDSHIP POSTINGS

We have been working with an organisation with operations in PNG recently. As I research and learn more about the country I am realising what a complex and challenging environment it must be to work in.  The organisation requires expats to venture to the country as part of it’s operations and it really made me […]

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VIRTUAL vs F2F DISCUSSIONS

I attended an online forum of leaders this week and it was really impressive to see how energetic and driven the main facilitator was. During the 1-hour session we adhered to a tight agenda and managed to get through it all in the allocated time. I left the session thinking about how tough it can […]

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WHAT IS THE COST OF YOUR WORK?

At a session we ran recently, one of the participants was a former police officer. He shared with me after the session that his role with the police became so stressful that he turned to alcohol to manage the impacts of the job he was doing and came close to taking his own life. Fortunately […]

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HAPPY 2021 TO YOU ALL!

As the new year has arrived it has been interesting to resume some more “normal” activities which were derailed by the global COVID pandemic last year. Australia has been very fortunate in limiting the spread of COVID so we have been able to resume a level of normality in working practices. I started the working […]

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DIVERSITY IN THE NEW NORMAL

With so much change occurring at so many levels this year, a number of people have asked for my perspective on D&I in the new normal that we are now experiencing. There has indeed been shifts in organisations from top to bottom. Work from home, virtual work and new ways of doing things have emerged […]

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