Reputation and the role of Leadership

February 3rd, 2016, Articles, Communication, Counsel, Leadership

As our newly anointed Australian of the year, David Morrison said “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept”. This statement, together with the recently publicised claims by a sacked ANZ trader that the bank ignored formally raised concerns about poor behaviour shine a light on obligations of our corporate leaders. This case […]

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Communication Common Sense

December 7th, 2015, Articles, Communication

Just because we know how to communicate, it doesn’t necessarily mean we execute well. The difference between intelligent recognition of communication principles and practical application is often extreme. As a consequence the initial intended message is not delivered to its strongest impact. A few thoughts: 1. Get an independent expert opinion on impressions you leave; […]

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Balance with your own ‘Third Place’

November 23rd, 2015, Articles, Coaching, Counsel, Leadership

Ray Oldenburg wrote a series of essays about the importance of ‘third places ’- neutral grounds where people can congregate without corporate or family agendas. Recently I have observed the importance of a ‘third place’ in a number of specific high-level coaching situations as a circuit breaker to the stress of corporate and family pressures. […]

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Happy Body at Work

July 21st, 2014, Articles, Development

Once in every five or six years, I come across a program of its time. Never before have we all been under so much pressure at work. Expectations of our shareholders, our managers and our teams have never been greater and many of us are feeling high levels of mental and physical stress. Happy Body […]

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Communication always matters

February 21st, 2014, Articles, Communication, Leadership

The best leaders are passionate authentic communicators and relentless in their pursuit of self-improvement.

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