Leadership Category

Four Steps To Help You Successfully Start 2023

Now that there is a gap between Christmas and New Year, I thought I would share with you my plan for achieving a successful start to 2023 😊 Loose Ends (allow 1 – 2 weeks) Close out 2022 – be realistic re: 1. What you can close out 2. What you must carry forward 3. […]

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Driving Home For Christmas 2022 🎅🎄🤶

So, that’s it for 2022. Today, I’ll be driving home or Christmas. I have closed the Shire for the Yuletide break, had an office party for the administration and then lunch with the outside crews… In closing out this year, I have spent the last 7 months implementing an executive team, employing other key staff, […]

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How to Stand Out From The Crowd

It’s simple really – be yourself 😎 Standing out from the crowd takes many forms. But, the most important aspect when seeking success in this regard is to be yourself. Uniformity, was once upon a time, important. That’s no longer the case in today’s world. When I started work a long time ago, I stood […]

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How A Leader Can Become a Better Listener

If a leader you know isn’t listening, it’s time for you to grab their attention! A leader can be one person, or it can be a group of people seeking to achieve a particular purpose. Even in the most equitable of societies, organisations or groups, there are leaders. We often hear the term leadership group, […]

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Understanding The Tricky Business of Lobbying

Lobbying is a tricky business. At its heart is the need for a process to occur in the most transparent way possible… In Korean dramas we usually see lobbying go on behind close doors, usually at a secluded restaurant. During the meeting, briefcases or empty boxes of fruit or fruit drinks are packed with money […]

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, and Truth Works

A post today that means the world to me! I have been at what is referred to as local government week since last Sunday. On Tuesday, Linda and I attended a breakfast with Justin Langer (JL) until earlier this year, Australian Cricket Coach, one of the great players in the history of the game and […]

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Why Space Exploration Matters – My Personal Journey This Week

This week I got to meet with the team responsible for running and expanding the European Space Agency (ESA) station at New Norcia (Yarrawindah)! Ever since I was six years old, I have been fascinated by the universe, the stars and our solar system and space travel itself. Now, I have become a little part […]

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Seeking Clarity Within the Fog! The Art of Negotiation Using 5 Key Concepts.

I mention regularly how foggy it is at the top of an organisation. This is no different when seeking an outcome during a negotiation. When faced with any negotiation, even the most simple, we can be shrouded in fog. We find ourselves uncertain as to how we make our way through the murkiness. You would […]

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The Week That Was – A Leader Through A Life of Service, An Abundance of Wildflowers and Heading Home

With the passing of the late sovereign yesterday, Queen Elizabeth ll, I put into train a range of protocols at work re her passing and in preparing for the ascension of King Charles lll. At one point yesterday, one of my executives asked “how did I know this stuff?” I just smiled and replied protocols […]

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Saudade – A Sense of Longing, An Absence Felt – Ottmar Liebert

Today, I thought I would share with you a wonderful piece of music by my favourite guitarist: Ottmar Liebert. It has been another busy week: meetings, reports, attending expos and undertaking presentations to the various communities I have responsibility for regarding the newly adopted budget for 2022/2023. I discovered Ottmar so long ago now. He […]

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