Why The Best Leaders Make Love Their Top Priority

This week I interview Matt Tenney onlove and leadership. In his inspiring TED talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it’s actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

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Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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Why Every Leader Needs a Challenging Cheerleader

I have a love-hate relationship with my personal trainer, Lucas. I hate it when he makes me do one more round of burpees after I’ve already done four. And I have fantasies about throwing a pavlova in his face when he chirps good-naturedly to “keep it up, you’re doing great” as I ungraciously wheeze my…

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7 Top Tips For Igniting Better Leadership

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learned this year. When it comes to leadership, I keep coming back to seven foundational principles. Whether it’s through my coaching practice, in researching in the subject or in my own bumbling experiences in being a manager, the same…

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8 Tips For Managing Non-Performance

If you’re a leader within an organisation, chances are there’s someone in your team who just ‘aint cuttin’ the mustard in some way right now. You know you have to deal with it, but it’s a tricky, sticky, icky situation; one which might be easier to leave for a rainy day. Or a sunny day. Or any other…

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Wagging 101 For Leaders

If you’ve got a little rebel in you, then you’ve come to the right place. Actually, I think most of us have a wild child within us – even if it’s only unleashed on the odd occasion. In fact, I think giving our responsible and sensible selves a holiday every now and then can be a…

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Icarus – a cautionary tale for the overambitious

In Greek mythology, Icarus follows his father in fleeing Crete.  His father cobbles together wings for them both out of wax and feathers, but in his wisdom and experience, cautions Icarus to religiously follow his flight path, neither flying too high so as to melt the wax, or too low so as to fall into…

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TED Time: Practical Wisdom, with Barry Scwartz

[ted id=462] If you’re anything like me you will look forward to a bit of ‘TED time’.  Just the right mix of inspiration and relaxation, listening to the variety of insightful talks at TED is a small pleasure I have come to savour. Because of this, I have decided to make TED reviews a regular…

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