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Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff

Don’t forget the big stuff while you sweat the small stuff
As leaders, sometimes we can become so busy with our heads down, getting things done, that we can forget to look up and see how the world is changing around us.

In today’s volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous business environment, it’s important to use the leadership quality of vision, to gather information and make a critical assessment of whether we’re still heading in the right direction, so we can make adjustments if necessary and take advantages of opportunities in a more agile way.

 
 
 

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’
I have a question for every professional reading this: Do you consider yourself a leader?

If your answer to that was “No”, it might be time to re-think how you approach your job and your career.

 
 
 

295 Days: How One Leader Inspired His Team to Achieve a 'Miracle' in Under a Year

295 Days: How One Leader Inspired His Team to Achieve a 'Miracle' in Under a Year
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the underdog triumph over adversity to rise to the top of their field. The recent upset win by Leicester City Football Club of the English Premier League is a story not only of great team work but of courageous and inspired leadership.

Leicester City recently stunned the world of football when, after being at the bottom of the table for much of last season and only just escaping relegation altogether, they became English Premier League champions for the first time in their history.

 
 
 

Off the Rails and out of Control: The High Risk of Leadership Derailment

Off the Rails and out of Control: The High Risk of Leadership Derailment
Have you ever worked for a “bulldozer” boss? Someone so focused on results that they leave a path of anxiety and intimidation in their wake? Or how about a “micro-manager” who leaves their imprint on every office matter while still complaining they have too much work to do?

If you can relate, you have probably seen a leader who is running off the rails. We all know pressure can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but when leaders of organisations lack the self-awareness to manage their negative tendencies the consequences can be profound.

 
 
 

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy
“90 per cent of my job is to fail.”

Speaking at an event recently, that’s how the head of a digital company’s Australian division described her job. She was tasked with taking risks on an ongoing basis, with the understanding that only a handful of her initiatives would work, and that this was acceptable. Only this way could her company stay on the leading edge of innovation.

Imagine the head of an Australian Big Four bank telling shareholders the same thing. It would never happen, and neither should it.

 
 
 

All Talk, No Action: Is There a Major Leadership Gap in Australia and New Zealand?

All Talk, No Action: Is There a Major Leadership Gap in Australia and New Zealand?
When I think about the recent spate of leadership changes in some high profile cases, it makes me wonder: how effectively are organisations mapping their leadership strategies to the contextual environment that we are experiencing in Australia and New Zealand right now?

By that I mean share prices going up and down, trading environments changing rapidly and economic factors weighing heavily, not to mention the changing demographics and digital transformation of the work environment.

 
 
 

Disruption in the 2016 Talent Market: Are Businesses Prepared?

Disruption in the 2016 Talent Market: Are Businesses Prepared?
If you want to know the key to finding and keeping the best people in 2016, you’d do well to start by getting comfortable with this one word: disruption.

This one word will influence and steer much of the 2016 workplace and its talent, and in more ways than one.

For a start, new Hudson data has the talent year ahead shaping up as one of the most mobile and fluid in recent times.

 
 
 

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership
There’s one practice that will add richness and depth to your work life, empower your team members and enhance your productivity and that of those around you. It can be developed and learned, and it’s cheap.

We’ve all heard of mindfulness and its benefits to health and wellbeing, but to me, mindfulness is most useful as a foundation for a truly productive habit that will be enormously beneficial to your career. I’m talking about embarking on the difficult but highly rewarding journey of creating the habit of reflection.

 
 
 

How to build better leaders with just one simple change

How to build better leaders with just one simple change
You may have heard the saying: “meetings are places where good ideas go to die”. I’d add that in the leadership development space, death by a thousand PowerPoint slides is a prevalent crime.

There is however a growing desire to revisit the way many organisations approach leadership development, and for good reason. The traditional ‘chalk-and-talk’ method, where participants sit for hours trying to absorb theoretical information, is often time wasted. Without practical coaching on how to apply learnings in the workplace, the knowledge doesn't always stick.

 
 
 

Assessing for the best

Assessing for the best
Nothing is more important to an organisation’s long-term health and success than choosing the right people to lead it. But without a reliable way to gauge leadership potential, too much is left to chance.

Assessing for the leadership capabilities your organisation most needs – using methods that are proven to predict performance outcomes – takes away much of the uncertainty. But too often companies fall short on the follow-through.

 
 
 
 
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