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The One Responsibility Good Government Has…

I thought I would reshare a very short, but salient post of mine from several years ago… Thomas Jefferson once said: “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Food for thought…

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What Leaders Are Not – Perfect

In case you didn’t know, leaders are all seeing and all knowing (errr, no they’re not)… The perception… In today’s world, and I suspect the perception for quite some time, is that, leaders are supposed to be perfect. Well, that’s what the media appears to keep projecting anyway. Before the advent of TV, and the […]

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The Leader’s Prayer

I promise not to lift up and look under any rocks today! The Background To This Saying The great Western Australian conservationist and environmentalist Harry Butler was well known for looking under rocks and finding all sorts of surprises. Harry had an awesome show on TV a long time ago – In The Wild, which […]

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Employee Engagement – 4 Key Steps

Keeping employees engaged is an ongoing challenge for any leader in an organisation. This presentation sets out the four key processes you can use and adapt to break through the engagement hoodoo 😊 I have converted the presentation I use regarding employee engagement into movie format. The presentation has a pause function so that you […]

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Making Sense of Organisational Change – Part 1

In the workplace, we are all on the road to somewhere. Using a roadmap regarding organisational change can make that journey much easier… In 1947, Kurt Lewin explored how change could be effected in the workplace. He came up with a static model, which in its most simplistic form made perfect sense: In the late […]

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Faster is Slower – Managing Impossible Deadlines

Here is something for you to think about: Pushing for an outcome right now, when you haven’t considered all the inputs, will lead to either a very messy and costly solution or even one with no outputs or outcome at all! Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s fables and one in particular regarding the […]

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Everybody Loves A Good Comeback – You Too Can Rise From The Ashes

Watching Big Shot the previous Sunday, former NCAA Division I champion basketball coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has these very words said to him by a good friend who is also a chief basketball scout: “Everybody loves a good comeback.” For anyone who has caught up with this show, the feelgood story on Disney+ is […]

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The Kindness Revolution – Hugh MacKay

Or how crises and catastrophes are the making of us in challenging times and the importance of why we (both you and me) need to show leadership in our communities from the ground up… As I was sitting in the reception room of our dentist last weekend, an interview with Hugh MacKay was unfolding on […]

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Rameses II – A Leader Among Leaders

This is the first post in an ongoing series that will look at key leaders throughout Time and their enduring legacy, including key attributes applicable to leaders today I am a great believer that leaders are made, not born. That being said, there is much in the way of literature out there regarding how leaders […]

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The Hardest Thing I Have To Tell CEOs

It seems all through my working life, I have had to tell CEOs how it is… As some of you would be aware, I have spent a reasonable amount of time as a CEO. So, I do have some insight here regarding what I am about to say next. The bottomline: you should always tell […]

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