Four effective strategies to keep psychological contracts in the workplace healthy

read 3 min 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

read 3 min 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)

read 4 min 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 […]

5 characteristics of charismatic leaders that will motivate employees

read 3 min 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

read 3 min 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 […]

How to be a more visible, influential and valuable leader

read 5 min For the past few weeks, conversations with my clients, peers and friends in leadership have been ongoing: some in a coaching capacity, many seeking HR advice, and others simply for interpersonal reflection and mutual support. Normally each call would be unique to the person or business, but beyond business continuity and shifting operating models, I now […]

Do you suffer from Imposter Syndrome?

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read 6 min In the first part of our series on Imposter Syndrome, we explore what Imposter Syndrome is and how it affects us. Our next blog will share tips on how you can work towards overcoming this syndrome for yourself.   Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? That your professional success is based on […]

How to future proof your career in 4 steps

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read 5 min I had the honour of presenting to the Young Professional Network of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, NSW on how they could future proof there careers in the public service. To prepare for the event, I spoke to old colleagues and reflected on my career to uncover the things that we wished we’d known at […]

Three tips to assess cultural fit

read 2 min Identifying a candidate’s cultural alignment with your organisation is a critical step for any hiring process. Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the ‘likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that make up your organisation, and a poor cultural fit can result in a […]