“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” So said Henry Ford on why he used his own initiative to develop the mass produced automobile – and the same logic can be applied to the issue of gender equity across organisations today. The reason Mr Ford didn’t ask…

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Consider this quote from Forbes.com columnist Victor Lipman, who believes the most effective executives he’s met display “realistic assessments of their own abilities – their strengths and weaknesses, their effect on others, the gaps that needed to be filled.” That’s not to say the leader of the future will be crippled by self-doubt. Instead, self-awareness…

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Could you spot a future leader in a crowd? Or understand just what an emerging leader needs to work on before they can move up the leadership ladder? Research from Hudson points a way to doing exactly that. Based on BAQ psychological data, the research compares ‘emerging leaders’ – those who have been identified as…

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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…

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“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…

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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’…

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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…

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