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Leadership Relationship Building

Embracing Vulnerability: The Courageous Path to Authentic Leadership

In the traditional notion of leadership, vulnerability is often seen as a weakness – something to be avoided at all costs. Leaders are expected to project an image of strength, confidence, and infallibility, lest they be perceived as incapable or ineffective. However, this outdated perspective not only undermines trust and authenticity but also stifles personal […]

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Leadership Sustainability

Lessons Learned from Unconventional Leaders: Unorthodox Strategies for Success

When we think of great leaders, names like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Branson often come to mind. While their achievements are remarkable, sometimes the most valuable leadership lessons come from those who have taken unconventional paths to success. These unorthodox leaders challenge traditional notions, defy norms, and forge new trails, leaving behind a […]

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Adaptive Teams Development Organisational Culture Potential Psychological Safety

Why a Growth Mindset is Crucial for Effective Leadership

Embracing a growth mindset, the belief that talents and abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, is fundamental for leadership success. It challenges the idea that intelligence and skill are static, offering instead a perspective that sees potential in effort and resilience. This adaptability is essential in today’s ever-evolving business landscape, encouraging leaders […]

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Difficult Conversations Teamwork

Managing Power Dynamics in the Workplace

In the dynamic landscape of modern workplaces, leaders frequently face the challenge of managing a range of personalities and behaviours. Among these, power and control behaviours can be particularly disruptive, often manifesting as non-cooperation, sabotage, or undermining of team efforts. Addressing these behaviours is crucial not only for maintaining team harmony but also for the […]

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Book Reviews Potential Purpose Women

Lead Like You: Interview with Jo Wagstaff

At 32 Jo Wagstaff was the only female executive at one of Australia’s leading wealth management organisations, when she was poached by James Packer to join his then financial services group. On the surface she ‘had it all’ – the career, the car, the home, the husband and the baby. That was the year it […]

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Diversity Finances Leadership

Australia’s Gender Pay Gap: Where We Stand

In Australia, the persistent gender pay gap presents a stark delineation in economic equity, with the 27th of February 2024 WGEA findings revealing women earn 19% less than men. This difference, which translates to an average shortfall of $18,461 in annual earnings for women, reflects disparities that permeate both public and private sectors – a […]

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Organisational Culture Values and Behaviours Workplace

The Power of Values: Creating a Vibrant Company Culture

In today’s competitive business landscape, having a strong company culture is essential for success. One of the key drivers of a thriving culture is a set of well-defined and meaningful values. Values serve as guiding principles that shape the behaviour and decisions of employees, creating a cohesive and engaging work environment. In this comprehensive guide, […]

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Book Reviews Management Productivity

Book Review: Unlocking Leadership Excellence: The Power of Greatness Through Subtraction

Today, we’re exploring an enlightening approach to leadership and productivity, as presented in Sam Schreim’s book, “Greatness Through Subtraction“. This guide isn’t just another item for your reading list. It’s a transformative perspective on how achieving more by doing less can lead to unparalleled success and fulfillment for you and your teams. I recently received […]

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Finances Management

Business Management on a Budget: Leveraging Finance for Leadership Triumph

In the ever-changing world of running a business, being a great leader is really important. Think of leadership like the GPS that helps a company reach its goals. But here’s the thing: being a good leader can be tough, especially when money is tight. However, you can still succeed by using your money wisely. Today, […]

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Employee Engagement Organisational Culture Psychological Safety Recognition at Work

The Power of Appreciation in the Workplace: Boosting Productivity and Happiness

In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environment, it can be easy to overlook the importance of showing appreciation in the workplace. However, research has shown that expressing gratitude can have a significant impact on workplace productivity and happiness. In this article, we will explore the benefits of showing appreciation in the workplace, strategies for incorporating […]