10 steps for success in an executive job interview

Whether you’re already an executive or looking to jump to an executive role, there are some important steps to cover when preparing for your job interview. Knowing what to prepare is key to help you stand out from other candidates and convey you are the best person for the role. According to Forbes Magazine, organisational thinking has shifted dramatically […]

Four effective strategies to keep psychological contracts in the workplace healthy

A lot has been said about the relationship that organisations have with their employees, even more so now in light of “The Great Resignation’.  People are leaving organisations in greater numbers than ever before, and yet, there are organisations who don’t seem to be feeling the impact. Instead, they are experiencing The Great Attraction, where […]

10 potential traps to overcome in CEO succession planning

CEO succession planning is one of the most important responsibilities of a board but planning and effecting a successful CEO transition can have its complications. A global survey conducted in 2020 discovered that 56% of Australian and New Zealand companies did not have a contingency plan for CEO succession, 23% did not regularly discuss CEO […]

What can the Not-For-Profit sector learn from a great sports team? (part 2)

In a recent blog, I explored how Not-For-Profit (NFP) organisations could apply learnings from one of the greatest sports teams, the All Blacks.   I’ve listed four important lessons that I believe NFP organisations could apply because of their “for purpose” commitment. Winning culture Competitive advantage Leadership Champions do extra   In part two, I […]

What can the Not-For-Profit sector learn from a great sports team?

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I am a self-confessed sports fanatic – and yes, most recently I spent hours watching amazing sportsmen and women competing in individual events and team events at the Olympics. I believe there is something special about amazing human endeavours played on the world stage. So, what is it that makes great sports teams so great […]

5 key steps to drive effective performance management

Performance management. Two words that strike dread into the hearts of leaders and employees alike. If the goal of performance management is to identify, measure and develop individual and team performance, why does it get such a bad rap?  After all, that sounds like a great outcome for both employees and the organisation, right? Performance […]

5 characteristics of charismatic leaders that will motivate employees

As a leader, it is important to inspire and motivate your employees, increase their employee engagement and drive performance. Adopting a charismatic style of leadership is one way to encourage your employees to stretch beyond their abilities and is often considered a powerful way to lead. Charismatic leaders are extremely influential and enjoy taking risks. They […]

5 top tips to be a hybrid-working champion

The disruptive and unprecedented nature of Covid-19 has transformed traditional work contexts and created an opportunity for flexibility and change. 2020 rapidly accelerated our understanding and adoption of remote working. It is clear now that there are a range of hybrid working environments that have begun to emerge, which require us to reimagine where and […]

Are you an authentic leader? We share our top 5 tips

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We’ve all heard the idiom, “just be yourself” but what does this actually mean for authentic leadership and and can being truly authentic hinder or help your ability to lead people? A study in the Leadership and Organisation Development Journal discovered that authentic leadership has a positive impact on work-related attitudes and happiness and is […]

7 strategies to transform how you manage your boss

Have you ever managed up? It’s not a term we often use or a skill we usually develop but managing up or managing your boss is important and can transform your working environment. So, what exactly is managing up?              According to the Harvard Business Review, managing up is being […]