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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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When The Leviathan Wakes!

Will you frolic? Gently lead your team, or throw caution to the wind and perhaps be destructive? When the leviathan wakes within you, and you find yourself up for a challenge, there are a number of choices available to you: You can be a whale; or You can be a whale shark; or You can […]

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Do You Think Before You Speak?

You may, or may not be familiar with the acronym THINK. Either way, it is worth revisiting on a regular basis! Lee Colan comments that before you speak or send that email (and I would add “or make a somewhat suspect comment on social media or other connecting platform”): THINK… T – is it True?H […]

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Four Key Steps Towards Better Staff Engagement

Or how to encourage staff not to leave their brain at the workplace front door 🧠 Today, I thought I would share with you an excerpt from my presentation on the most effective way to engage (or involve) your employees, team mates or coworkers willingly in helping you and them achieve outcomes. In short – […]

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