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Boundary Spanning Leadership

18 February 2010
Boundary Spanning Leadership is a recent White Paper published by the Center for Creative Leadership.  This research, conducted with 128 senior executives during 2008-09 brings into focus the leadership challenges faced by senior executives...

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Defining Your Personal Leadership Brand

11 May 2010
Your personal leadership brand conveys your identity and distinctiveness as a leader but is it supporting you in your current role? In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, Norm Smallwood highlights the importance of having the right personal...

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Debunking Leadership Presence

17 November 2011
Presence is a common leadership development theme in executive coaching. I have often wondered why it comes up so frequently and why we struggle to define it adequately. What I have learnt through my coaching work is that rather than provide a...

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Do good leaders have more than one style?

20 March 2012
In this recent HBR blogpost, Herminia Ibarra, professor of organisational behaviour at Insead, commented on the two different "rhetorics" about leadership which have coexisted since the global financial crisis in 2008 one which is decisive and...

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The Facilitative Manager

13 March 2013
Most of us have experience of workshop facilitation, either as a participant or as the workshop leader.  Equally we have all witnessed good and less-than-good facilitators!  But have you ever considered what the skills of the best...

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10 Things Highly Effective Leaders Do

05 July 2013
Through working with many clients and client organisations, I have learnt a great deal as an executive coach and leadership development facilitator.  I thought it fitting to share what I’ve learned about the 10 most important behaviours of...

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Exercising Leadership

24 September 2013
Direction, protection, order these are the things that might be typically associated with a leadership role. Direction - help define where we are going. Protection - shield the team from de-stabilising influences. Order - put structures and...

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What leaders can learn from sports

14 October 2015
While the NRL Grand Final arguably outdid the AFL Grand Final in terms of an edge-of-your-seat viewing experience, no one can doubt how impressive Hawthorn’s “threepeat” victory was. Alastair Clarkson has shaped a team culture which has sustained...

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Appreciative Leadership

14 October 2015
Where is your favourite place in the world?  This can evoke answers like: Santorini in Greece, Banff in Canada, Uluru in Australia or even the MCG.  Well my favourite is now Orne Harbour in the Antarctic Peninsula. In January this year,...

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Turning traditional leadership training on its head

26 November 2015
The Action Lab® leadership methodology launches in Australia  Action Lab® is disrupting models of leadership training worldwide. And it’s here in Australia at last. Introduced by Geert Egger, the founder of Action Lab®, LTA launched this new...

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Centred leadership for virtual teams

09 December 2017
Over the last few weeks I have been listening... - listening to groups of leaders in a global organisation talk about the challenges they face in their role on a day to day basis. Some of these leaders are senior executives and some work in...

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It takes a village..

16 July 2019
“It takes a village” How many times have you heard this phrase?  Probably quite often, and generally in relation to raising children. And what does it mean?  In my experience, quite a few things: First and foremost, that you can’t do...

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