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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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The Three Attributes of a Good Leader – VLS

There are three qualities I believe a good leader should aspire to achieve before all others The people we work with are human – never forget that. They deserve your trust and respect. The best way to value them is to make them feel a part of what is happening and to give them a […]

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Leaders Say What We Cannot!

I am going to share a single thought with you today: leaders say what we cannot! The greatest leaders form words that not only define a generation, but guide us through the echoes of time. Sometimes, the significance of these words are lost. However, it is always up to the new generation of leaders to […]

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The Monster Who Painted Themselves Into a Corner – Can Tyranny Be Given A Way Out?

What happens when a monster paints themselves into a corner? The problem is this: when you have painted yourself into a corner, the way out is the opposite to how you got there. In a time long forgotten, there lived a monster who was delusional. The monster had formed the belief since childhood that they […]

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The Ukraine Playbook – A Failure in Leadership

One leader cackles with glee. Another leader puts on a brave face. The remaining leaders are playing poker. What we are seeing play out right now regarding the Ukraine is, sadly, from a well worn playbook. Even sadder, is the time taken by others who can stop such aggression. A diplomatic solution is always the […]

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The Way To A CEO’s Heart – One Clear Rule ♥️

So here we are, it’s Valentine’s Day once again and I thought I would share some musings on how to reach a CEO’s heart. Valentine’s Day in a Previous Life I have (we have) never been great observers of Valentine’s Day. We have done the odd thing here and there over the years, but nothing […]

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