It's winter in Sydney, typically a time when we get a bit slack with our exercise goals. Despite the fact that it's cold and wet, we all know we still need "to move it, move it".
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Click here for my favourite recording of the song from the movie Madagascar
(sorry, some of the words aren’t all that pc)
https://youtu.be/ecSCaZ_XPlo Photo by Chander R on Unsplash I am currently coaching a marketing manager in a multinational who has just been promoted and has
Do you want to be a successful leader in the era of disruption? Remember it is talent not technology that will give your organisation the competitive advantage. “When someone acquires power, it’s not that they adapt and change—it actually reveals who they really are. There are very few boundaries that you can’t just step over, so all you have is your own moral compass. That can be very liberating, but that can also be very dangerous.” Platon (2019) This week I attended a fas
It’s been a long glorious summer here in Australia, and I hope you all had some time away from your desks to relax and refresh. February always marks to the beginning of the school year, and the realisation for all that there are and there are no public holidays till April.
Most of you have the self-awareness to know what good habits enable you to switch off, to ensure you refresh and recharge. Unfortunately, as our lives get busier inevitably these good behaviours slip,
Social psychologists found that when people were exposed to an unfamiliar face they made judgements about attractiveness, like-ability, trustworthiness, competence, and aggressiveness in about a matter of seconds. Yet we know establishing genuine trust in a relationship takes time. It is essential for leaders to forge trusting relationships with their: team colleagues; stakeholders; customers; and whomever they report to.
Over the last few weeks the theme of building tru
The invitations have gone out for my March networking and focus breakfast, so, I thought it would be opportune to talk about business pitches and networking.
The rapid pace and volume of communication, coupled with the constant creation of new and different types of careers, makes it essential to be able to quickly and succinctly describe what we do in terms that others easily understand. While I enjoy the simplicity of telling people that I am an Executive Coach, I am acut
For those of you who want to start the year with some 'light' reading or listening, here are my favourite podcasts and books. Podcasts:
I have been listening to HBR IdeaCast on and off for about 4 years. It is weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review. Sarah Green is a marvellous interviewer.
Work and Life with Stew Friedman
Stew Friedman fo
Recently, in my role as Chairperson of Women in Superannuation and Finance Leadership in Conference, job sharing in senior positions, perhaps even CEO, was raised. The idea of a joint CEO was not new. Audrey Page & Associates currently have a shared-CEO position and in March 2017 when Scottish financial groups Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life announced a possible merger, discussion centered around the idea of the new business being led by two CEO’s. In September 2
The words of our Governor General Quentin Bryce, often ring in my head 'You can have it all, but not all at the same time.' Typically the focus of most feminist literature is on the juggle, the guilt and the struggle between motherhood and work. However, as I am a devotee of positive psychology, my interest lies in the connection between motherhood, work and being happy and satisfied with life. I have a fascination with talks, books and articles on motherhood, leadership and