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5 Critical Keys to Becoming a Trusted Leader

Becoming a Trusted Leader: “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” – Roger Allen Watch the video or read on for the transcript. These words are certainly true. Trust in leaders plays a central […]

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Generation Y: how to attract and keep them?

Our guest author, James Goodricke, continues his thoughts on Generation Y in the workplace in Part 2. Read Part 1 here. While generation gaps are nothing new, with Generation Y it isn’t so much a gap as a discontinuity. Growing up with the internet has given them a very different way of viewing the world, […]

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Generation Y: what makes them tick?

Today’s guest article is from James Goodricke. James is a recent journalism graduate and is our Research Assistant. As a Generation Y himself, we asked him to contribute a 2 part article on Gen Y in the workplace. Part 1 – What makes Gen Y tick? With the Baby Boomers starting to retire, there are […]

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The top 8 ways to lead by example

Good leaders must lead by example. When the actions of leaders are in alignment with what they say (“Walking the Talk”), they become people that inspire others to want to follow them. When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. When people are cynical and distrustful, […]

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Incorporating fun into the workplace

Is your workplace having fun? As counterintuitive is it may seem, incorporating fun into the workplace can create a big boost in productivity. Indeed some of the most successful companies in the world are also some of the most fun places to work. Mind you, not every employer wants to follow Google’s example and start […]

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When culture is a killer

I was recently reading the reports of the inquest into the death of a Merrill Lynch intern who suffered an epileptic fit after working for 72 hours straight. The inquest returned a verdict of death from natural causes that “may have been triggered by fatigue” and has sparked debate about intern working conditions in highly […]

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Making employee engagement meaningful

Today’s guest post comes from Darren Sprod of Halogen Software: Organisations talk a lot about employee engagement, and some go to great effort and expense to install comforts and conveniences meant to put smiles on employee faces. But unless it matters to employees, it’s just another HR program that’s not helping to support business goals. While […]

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Employee watching – guess the culture!

On a recent trip for a conference, I had lunch with one of my clients at a restaurant in the casino complex. We were discussing organisational culture as we entered the restaurant, so as a learning experience and a bit of fun I asked my client to “guess the culture”. Her observations were: When we […]

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The leaders tool kit – 6 management styles and when best to use them

This is an article I wrote for Leaders in Heels. It got an extraordinary response and obviously resonated with their readers, so I thought I’d re-post it for readers of my blog. Management styles and when to use them is a topic every leader can take something from. Think back on your career and the […]

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The drivers of discretionary effort – a case study

Earlier this week I facilitated a session with a client to capture learnings from a significant crisis. To cut a long story short, we have had some devastating bush fires here in Tasmania and my client lost substantial assets in the fire. As a provider of an essential public service there was considerable pressure to […]