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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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Julian Lennon Performs ‘IMAGINE’ for Global Citizen’s Stand Up For Ukraine w/Nuno Bettencourt

I thought I would share Julian’s public performance of his Dad’s truly great, beautiful and moving song from earlier this week… What Julian Says About His Moving Performance on His YouTube Page “The War on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy… As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most […]

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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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We have green sea turtles for Sean! — Markus + Micah

After being away for the last week and a bit on the road (catching up with clients), I thought I would share with you today a post by Markus and Micah who are involved with turtle advocay regarding the pag-asa pawikan protection and conservation center – a wonderful conservation initiative for one of the planet’s […]

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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 Legacy of Greatness – Vale Bacchus

In the space of a day, last Friday, Australian sport and the cricketing world lost two giants of the game – Rod Marsh and Shane Warne. My story is about one of those legends – the colossus known as Bacchus! Rod Marsh aka Bacchus (Iron Gloves ) He loomed over my earliest cricket memories like […]

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