How to be a Great Future CEO

In leadership circles there is a lot of talk about how to be a “great” leader. This is only natural, I suppose, as no one wants to be “average.” Leadership is a highly competitive environment, and it’s not enough to just pass. As leaders, we are driven to excel. What Does a Great Leader Look…

Why your business isn’t as gender inclusive as you think, and how to change that.

‘’How gender inclusive is your business?’’ ‘’It’s very inclusive. About 50% of our employees are women. We have a new policy which encourages female recruitment.’’ ‘’That’s great! How many women do you have on your board?’’ ‘’Oh. One.’’ ‘’And how many female execs do you have?’’ ‘’Umm…one.’’ ‘’OK. What about your senior leadership team? What…

3 Steps To Boosting Your Organisation’s Effectiveness.

Leaders have a vital role in improving the effectiveness of their organization’s because at the end of the day it all comes down to the individuals and how functional they are when they work together under a skilled leader. Innovative leaders need to adopt a three-fold approach in order to bring about real change within…

3 Keys to Easily Building New Skills and Talents!

We are really good at the things we do often and because we are good at them, we choose to do them often. We tend to ignore the things we are not so good at, and that is a pity when there are simple ways to turn these into talents and skills, too. Today I…

3 Steps to Motivating Your Organisation’s Key Employees with Blue Ocean Leadership

One of the top challenges of leading change in your organization as you leave the “bloody waters” of direct competition to create new markets and demand in the open spaces of “blue ocean”, is getting your people to “opt-in” and “buy” your leadership. Motivating your employees to reach their full potential and give their best…

If social media influences your decisions, you’re probably stuffing up.

Social media is an amazing tool for gathering information and for gauging the mood out there in the real world. Or is it? How often do we see comments these days about the lack of transparency on Facebook or Twitter? I regularly see people – or even memes – reminding people not to be jealous…

10 Tips for Confident Leaders

Being a leader can take a lot of courage and putting yourself out there. You’re not only expected to produce an extraordinary outcome, but take a diverse group of people along with you. On top of that, your team is also expected to perform and produce, and work closely and collaboratively. Your team members rely…

How your emotions affect others

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been happy or content and someone walks in; a work colleague, your partner, a friend, and they’re just plain angry or upset? The lovely emotions you were surrounded by are gone and you start to feel a little angry or upset for them? Or even with…

Keeping our Workmates Safe…!

What would be your last word? Recently, I spoke at a breakfast in front of 12 leaders as well as on a Rail Project in front of 140 staff in Brisbane on Keeping our Workmates safe and understanding safety and the brain. We all learnt some powerful insights into how our brains function and how…