I recently had an informal conversation with a CEO at one of Australia’s largest corporations. What I loved about the exchange was his honesty – he opened up about what […]
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Do you have a vision for the future? Have you formalised this vision in a vision statement using the SMART criteria? Pardon the pun, but it’s definitely a smart tactic. However, […]
For great leaders, effective communication is critical to success – it is not a nice-to-have skill, it is a daily necessity. That is why it makes sense to focus on being […]
When The Project’s Carrie Bickmore returned to work earlier this year, three months after the birth of her daughter, she touched a nerve with many people when she said: “I […]
Most of us are unhappy with our work-life balance – and we’re pretty stressed out about it. Longer working hours, technology (the average person checks their smartphone every six-and-half-minutes!) and perfectionism is driving high achievers to sacrifice their happiness […]
Organisational or leadership change can take place gradually – or in a split second. Just ask Tony Abbott (#libspill). While most people don’t experience career curveballs as high-profile (or dramatic), […]
For corporate and public service high performers, who operate in competitive, pressure-cooker situations, having an encouraging executive coach on the sideline makes perfect sense. In Australia, we have the highest density of executive coaches in […]