Category Archives: Global Leadership

CHANGE EQUALS CHALLENGE

My friend Roman Ruzbacky is fond of saying all change is met with challenge. This is fundamentally because it is always easier to maintain the status quo. Change requires us doing, thinking and being different. It requires effort – it requires us to be conscious of our new change whatever that maybe. The first step […]

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Traits of an Effective D,E &I practitioner – Part 4 – Courage

This is the final part 4 of a mini-series:  I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner. Enjoy and I hope you find […]

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Traits of an effective DE&I Practitioner – Part 3 – Energy, Passion and Resilience

This is part 3 of a mini-series:  I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner. Enjoy and I hope you find it useful. […]

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Traits of an Effective D, E &I Practitioner – Part 2 – Influencing Skills

This is part 2 of a mini-series:  I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner. Enjoy and I hope you find it useful. […]

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Traits of an effective D&I Practitioner – Part 1- Motivation

I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner and I thought over the next month, I would share these as a mini-series. Enjoy […]

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PUSHING BACK

Calling out negative behaviours and pushing back when these occur can be challenging in the workplace particularly when it comes from a manger or senior. How then do we have that discussion and not jeopardise our own future and relationships at work? One way I have observed is to link it back to the values […]

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ROLE MODELS

The importance of role models in the workplace from a D&I perspective is crucial. Having staff that visibly reflect diverse backgrounds, provide mentorship and pave the way for the next generation is key to structural and organisational change. Something I learned from a focus group we conducted recently was that there is sometimes a lack […]

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REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY

We have been working with a government organisation recently that is looking towards developing a new multicultural policy. In terms of multicultural diversity, Australia is most certainly among the more diverse. However, it is notable that assumptions are made that this diversity is translated into the workplace. Often organisations are diverse to a certain point […]

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PRIVILEGE

At a recent workshop, we conducted an activity that offers some insight in to privilege. It is a powerful exercise and it inevitably makes people uncomfortable as often people don’t regard themselves as being privileged. What stood out for me in this workshop was the level of surprise and variation in levels of privilege in […]

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DESIGNING FLEXIBLE WORK POLICIES

I was speaking with the head of a global Chemical company as part of a brief I was working on and we were discussing the roll out of the organisation’s work from home policy. The client acknowledged that when considering how to do this across a global workforce, it was important to ensure that a […]

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