5 must dos + pitfalls to avoid when it comes to leading change

Change is the only constant; it’s a cliché because it’s true. If you feel like the rate of change in your organisation is accelerating, you’re not imagining it. The research now supports it. In 2022, employees experienced an average of ten planned enterprise changes – things from restructures, to culture transformations, to technology switches. And,…

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5 things that take 5 minutes and will make you a better leader.

You don’t need lots of time to practice good leadership. In fact, there are a number of super effective leadership practices that take less than five minutes. You might think that if something takes so little time, surely it can’t have a super big impact. Not true. Practiced consistently, these speedy leadership initiatives pack a…

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3 lessons for leaders to navigate conflict

If there’s one thing that’ll get most managers in a pickle, it’s dealing with conflict in their team. That tug of war. The slight that’s festering. The miscommunication that’s led to simmering, surly and sulky. The bun fight that’s bigger than Ben Hur… Most of us (me included) would rather sidestep the whole messy thing…

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Not your usual leadership blog

I was supposed to write a leadership blog for you today. But when I came to write it this afternoon, I had nothing.  Instead, I wanted to tell you about the holiday I’ve just spent with my whanau. There was nothing spectacularly different about this holiday. It’s one we take every year in September to…

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Feel Like Running Away? Then Do The Opposite.

I had a cool boss early on in my career called Carol. Carol was the ‘Queen of Wise One Liners’. She delivered these with penetrating wit, a minimum of sugar coating, at pace – and usually in between bites of an apple, which seemed to be her main sustenance during work hours. There were many…

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5 leadership myths – and what you should believe instead.

Leadership is full of half-truths and well-worn assumptions. This week, I explore five of the recurring myths about leadership I come across – and provide tips around what we, as leaders, can be doing (and thinking) instead. So, what are these common 5 myths? 1. I’m really approachable, so my team tell me the truth.…

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