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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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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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Leadership – Three Variations on a Theme

Some thoughts on leadership and three ways to give it a spin! Blood Sweat & Tears I was reading through the comments on MDL yesterday regarding a current Kdrama – Oh! Master. There was one comment that jumped out at me regarding the piece of music played on guitar by one of my favourite supporting […]

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Free Project Presentation Reporting Template

Another experiment in developing free useful resources for you In a recent post on the KISS principle, I provided an example of a highly effective tool I use regarding reporting on projects in presentation format. In my line of work I may have to report on up to 30 – 40 projects across a wide […]

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One Thing You Can Do To Actively Engage Your Team – Keep Them Informed and How To Do It!!!

Why the Right Type of Communication is Important To You and Your Employees. Following on from my last post regarding discussion and dialogue, let’s have a look at how poor communication disengages the people who work with you: 85% of Employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged! The Gallup organisation in its most recent employee […]

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Improving Communication Through Understanding the Difference Between Discussion and Dialogue

Understanding the difference between what is discussion and what is dialogue will improve your level of communication. Read on… In today’s world, even more than ever, we need to start improving our level of communication. I say this, because what I have noticed over a long period of time, is an ever increasing level of […]

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Leadership and Inspiration – Getting Your Mojo Back

Do you have those days where there is nothing left in the tank, struggle to find a solution to the smallest problem, or doubt your ability to lead your team? Leaders find inspiration in the strangest of places. I have been known to have that “aha” moment while drinking a cup of tea, watching my […]

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Some Reflections on Leadership – By My Former Staff!

Today, I thought I would share with you some of the insights my staff had about me when I was the CEO at the Shire of Lake Grace. These insights are taken from a book that the staff compiled and presented to my family and I at “our” farewell. I hope you don’t find this […]

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Good Governance – Due Diligence and Its Five Principles

Why good governance is important and why you should commit to it! Too often when it comes to making key decisions (both strategic and tactical) they are either executed far too quickly i.e. for expediency’s sake, or not at all. The other issue here is that, more often than not, there is a substantial delay […]

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Engage, Communicate & Act on iBooks

Have you ever wondered how to get more productivity from your employees?

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