09 Apr 2021

5 Leadership Lessons Learnt From The Australian Military
The military has understood for centuries the need for leadership development early in a career. Basic military training is far more than the movie stereotype of push-ups, yelling and polishing shoes. (Although, when I joined the Air Force in 1992, my first 6 weeks felt just like that!). Basic training is the opportunity to introduce and develop values, traits, behaviours and skills tha...

06 Apr 2021

Great Leaders Are Humble Learners
What will you do to be a better leader in Quarter 2 than you were in Quarter 1? Will you be a humble learner? Did the end of March catch you by surprise? How did we get here so fast? It was very easy to get caught in the whirlwind of 'busy' and 'getting things done' without taking pause to consider of they were 'the RIGHT things to get done'. I will be the first to admit - I didn't...

26 Mar 2021

How Scott Morrison is failing the personal leadership test
In short, Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, is failing the personal leadership test. This not only impacts his personal standing as a leader, but has profound impacts on all of his constituents. ‘A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong’Simon Sinek My last Air Force post had the motto ‘Acce...

25 Mar 2021

A leaders should not take credit
'A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong' Simon Sinek. This struck such a cord with me this morning. My last post when I was in the Air Force (many moons ago) was at Officers Training School, which holds the motto 'Accept Responsibility'. It meant a lot to me then and framed how I tried to behave as an ...

18 Mar 2021

The 5 Leadership Behaviours That Drive Great Business Cultures
Setting, maintaining and changing a corporate culture can be a particularly challenging task for CEO’s and leaders. Compared to hitting sales targets and ensuring key metrics are met, measuring and checking culture can seem like an incredibly nebulous activity. Yet the importance of having a strong and vibrant culture has never been more important. With social media increasing the spe...

16 Mar 2021

Toxic environments equate to poor leadership. Toxic environments, toxic cultures - they flourish when leadership chooses to ignore a problem person or issue, and hopes that it will go away or 'sort itself out'. Toxic cultures and workplaces start with 'drift' - the difference between what is expected in behaviour and performance, and what is delivered. We expect our leaders to hav...

10 Mar 2021

Successful leaders don't avoid difficult conversations
(and Yes, they are still uncomfortable) How to have a difficult conversation at work Difficult conversations — whether you are telling an underperforming an team member that they need to do to improve on something, or advising your boss of a missed deadline — are part and parcel of being a leader, manager or supervisor. What is the best way to prepare for this type of conversation?...

01 Mar 2021

How important are values to your leadership & business
How important are values to your leadership or your business? Well - it depends on whether they are 'absolute' or 'development' values. If you want your leadership to grow and your team to seek improvement, then developmental values are highly important. How Important Are Values To Your Leadership? Values can:🔹 give a leader an opportunity to align with what is important and what t...

25 Feb 2021

Does Your Team Perform At Altitude
Does your team perform at altitude? Do they lift you up or pull you down? It takes something to ensure that both you and your team fly at Altitude. What is Altitude? It is your teams performance. If you have a great team - good individual performers that work together, positive culture and supportive of each other) the team will fly higher in performance. Because of that positive ene...

16 Feb 2021

I'm genuinely excited to be part of this program! Workshop 2 of the In-House program kicks off this Friday focussing on Developing and Using Emotional Intelligence - focussing on self-awareness and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of individual leadership.We make things a little more practical and a little more personal than your regular Diploma - because that is how you develo...