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If You Were A Sailor, What Type of Leader Would You Be? Exploring the 8 Styles of Leadership

I thought I would have some fun regarding leadership styles and applying them to the Golden Age of Sail… From the mid 1600s through to the sub mid 1700s, buccaneers, pirates and naval captains were busily plying their respective trades. It was all about the treasure, and in particular, the treasure of Spain. After this […]

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Trial by Fire – The Challenge of Being A Leader in the Public Arena And 5 Ways To Deal With It

I wasn’t born a leader… And yet, it happened. I became one. Along the way though, I pushed back against “the call to arms” many times. Just because I dealt with injustice, resolved matters of inequality and helped the down trodden, didn’t mean I was a leader. However, others thought I was a leader because […]

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What I Look For In A Leader (And What You Should Look For Too) – 4 Key Pillars

When leading people through the murky and turbulent seas of life in its different forms, there are four components I look for in leaders… The lighthouse graphic shows the four key elements you need to weigh up when steering your team to greater success. Of course, these elements are just as applicable when trying to […]

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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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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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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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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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10 Body Language Tips for Video Conferencing on Zoom or Skype — It’s all about Inspiration

How to improve your communication skills on Zoom and in front of a camera in the digital workplace? Rising Star provides some excellent advice on how to use body language more effectively when on a video conference call … Body Language Tips for a Video Conferencing on Zoom: In our day-to-day lives, our body language […]

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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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Using VR To Beat Zoom Fatigue!

Venturebeat – VR can be useful not just for scheduled meetings but also for helping ease feelings of isolation and giving some workers the office buzz they crave and thrive in (Reuters, 24 November 2020). Reuters reports that once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as […]

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