Leadership

The 4 Leadership Zones – Are Your Leaders Contributing to or Detracting From the Organisation’s Strength?

Remember the organisational strength model below from my last post in which I discussed the need for the ‘Inspired Leadership’ pillar – the central pillar – to be the most prominent contributor to organisational strength?

This led to a discussion of the ‘4 Leadership Zones’ and the presentation of the next model. Were you a little curious to know what ‘Leadership Label’ the two question marks are referring to?

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Cultural Load – Is It Time To Evaluate The Load And Who Is Bearing It?

The term ‘Cultural Load’ was brought to my attention by an article in HRM (July 2021) in reference to the “extra pressure” employers are (often unknowingly) placing “on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees by asking them to educate their colleagues”.

Associate Professor Richard Frankland, Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne, defines ‘Cultural Load’ as “the invisible loads that people of other cultures or other social demographics carry…. and – following on from this – ‘cultural safety’ means being able to practise your culture free of ridicule or condemnation”.

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Women In The Workplace: Improve Your Diversity, Improve Your Business Results

Women In The Workplace Improve Your Diversity, Improve Your Business Results

Would you consider yourself a responsible CEO, Executive or Board Member? Then you will be across this latest piece of research AND you won’t ignore it.

Research[1] carried out by the federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) based on a six year study of Australian companies found that increasing the number of women in key leadership roles by as little as 10% increased an ASX200 company’s market value by an average of $105 million. Appointing a female CEO is worth an extra, on average, $80 million to an ASX 200 company.

What data could be clearer than this?

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Strategic Plan & The Future of Work and Workplaces

Strategic Plan - The Future of Work and Workplaces

In a recent Forbes article Tracey Brower made ‘5 Predictions About How Coronavirus Will Change The Future Of Work’. One prediction is that ‘Your boss and teammates will be more empathetic about your work-life’. Brower claims, ‘After having been home so much….managers and colleagues will have new respect for life’s demands, and appreciation for all-things […]

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Investing In The Right Relationships

Investing In The Right Relationships

A Harvard Business Review ‘Management tip of the day’ recommended the prioritisation of working and spending time with colleagues that help one to feel fulfilled  and to minimise interactions with colleagues one finds depleting. Essentially the article was a call to action to invest in the ‘right relationships’. I fully agree with the focus on investing […]

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Is It Time To Re-Frame The Language?

Is It Time To Re-Frame The Language?

In an earlier post titled ‘Who Really is the Difficult Conversation For?’ I discussed the four stages for ensuring a clear and factual communication exchange that is both productive and constructive. Such a conversation is not just about conveying information, it is also about using the exchange to build rapport, understanding and professional relationships. In light […]

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Collaborative Leadership and LOVE?

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE? I was recently reading an article about the principles of ‘Collaborative Leadership’. The author suggested that “Principled Leadership’ required a leader to be clear about their own values as well as those of the organisation and be able to articulate them. The author then gave examples of the values that they believed […]

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Happy ‘Optimist’ Day Australia!

Happy ‘Optimist Day' Australia!

Happy ‘Optimist’ Day Australia!  This Friday in Australia (and the whole Southern Hemisphere) marks an important day – it is the shortest day of the year – or the winter equinox. Which means that from Saturday onwards the days get a minute or so longer each day as we hurtle out of Winter and head towards […]

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Strategies To Build Remote Teams

Strategies To Build Remote Teams

I was reading ‘Ideas on helping remote colleagues bond’ and it struck me that it is not just remote workers who can feel excluded and isolated.  Much of my work is with on site staff who are in contact with their colleagues on a daily basis yet do not feel part of a team. What creates […]

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