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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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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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Managing Personal Space – Should You Keep Your Distance?

Given the nature of what I do in public life, I am forever interacting and meeting with other people in both small and large, busy environments. In particular, I have a range of meetings and events coming up for the remainder of the year, in very public arenas that attract a lot of attention and […]

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Understanding Leadership Dynamics – Part 1

How lack of clarity by those who lead you affects the good work you do! Have you ever wondered why the good work you do gets lost within your organisation, or never sees the light of day, or is just plainly misunderstood? Those who have worked with me know there is one message I preach […]

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One Action That Will Change Your Life (And of those around you) – Remove In-trays!!!

As some of you may know, I took over the administration of a local government as CEO this week. My appointment is temporary, but I have never been one to let the dust settle. In my previous post I set out my plan of attack to hit the ground running. I can safely say that […]

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Days Like This – Recommencement of My Leadership Journey

My life as a local government CEO recommenced on Thursday night. The decision was effective immediately. Suddenly, thoughts flashed through my mind: leadership, communication, collaboration, training and development… The first step – leadership My appointment is temporary, but until further notice. It’s something I said I would never do again. There’s a lot to be […]

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Living in a Liberal Democracy- Voting for the Next Leaders in Australia

Today is the day in Australia that we decide who will form government at the federal (national) level for the next three years. Elections in Australia are compulsory. Personally, I think this is a good thing. Early voting has been at an all time high – 50% have already voted prior to today. So, my […]

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Keeping Up With The Latest Leadership Trends – Three Questions Aspiring Leaders Need To Ask Themselves

In today’s world of the post information super highway, how does an aspiring leader, or an established leader for that matter, keep up with the latest leadership trends without getting lost in all the information that is available at their fingertips? Information Super Highway – an electronic network that moves information around really fast e.g. […]

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Team Members as Leaders – In 4 Easy Steps

In today’s post, I thought I would revisit and share with you Bruce Tuckman’s model regarding teams, however, this time from an approach of encouraging team members as leaders… For those who don’t know, Bruce Tuckman (Smith, 2005) was an educational psychologist who came up with a model regarding small groups (teams) that I believe […]

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