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Tackling insidious gender bias

Tackling insidious gender bias

I was reading a terrific post from the fabulous Naomi Simson last week and it reminded me of all the times I’ve asked myself a very similar question when successful women are interviewed or written about in the media. I can remember some years ago seeing Gail Kelly interviewed on TV when she was first appointed...
6 Winning Leadership Tips

6 Winning Leadership Tips

I guess being an only child taught me to be a great observer of people. I watched other families; thought about how they interacted; and noticed patterns across multiple people and families. Don’t make the mistake of think I was envious – nothing could be further from the truth! I was simply fascinated to see...
3 signs the herd is killing your business

3 signs the herd is killing your business

In my last post I mentioned ‘herd mentality‘: which struck a chord with people. I had a wonderful flurry of questions and comments from people keen to share their own experiences and thoughts on this phenomenon. I heard some fabulous anecdotes, tips and techniques for combating these frustrating behaviours ranging from dogged persistence through to resignation of their employment....
Champions use Yin-yang KPIs

Champions use Yin-yang KPIs

We’ve often heard it said Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) drive results yet sometimes we don’t achieve the results we expected to. Why is that? When our annual bonuses are tied to KPIs, it can have a huge impact on us and the business when we don’t get the results we were after. Today, I’m publishing my...
When change closes one door another opens

When change closes one door another opens

In recent weeks, I’ve been working through my own role becoming redundant – for the third time in my career so far – and it reminded me there may be plenty of people who haven’t yet had to deal with this yet and prompted me to share some of my thoughts and learnings in case it’s...
Yes you can love KPIs

Yes you can love KPIs

I bet when you read this title you groaned! I know I did when I wrote it. What am I thinking writing a post on KPIs? It’s safe to say few of us really like KPIs. Many of us cringe at the thought of them and too many of us have had managers who’ve beat...
Unemployment tidal wave?

Unemployment tidal wave?

A recent headline in our local newspaper caught my eye proclaiming Australian’s are heading for a ‘tidal wave’ of unemployment in the next two years.  The article was written by Bianca Hartge-Hazelman from The Age and quoted some eminent finance industry experts on what the next few years could be like for us. Naturally my head started...
Being a leader isn't that hard is it?

Being a leader isn’t that hard is it?

Looking at the number of books, videos, podcasts, articles, blogs, posts, tweets, tips and infographics on the topic of leadership it would be easy to surmise being a leader is one of the toughest things in the world to get right, but is it really? I loved Sallie Krawcheck’s latest post outlining her thoughts on...
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