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Feedback & Self Reflection Creates the Opportunity to Change for The Better

Reading the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend there was a great interview and profile of Emma Dunch, the CEO of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. I’d think being CEO of any orchestra is a leadership challenge: all those highly skilled professionals playing together; virtuoso conductors and [...]

Shaving as a Metaphor for Change and Mindset

I’ve evolved my shaving process very little over the last 30 years. I’ve tried the various incarnations of Gillette technology but felt I was paying more for Roger Federer’s endorsement than a great shave. So disposable razors it has been for about 15 years. Come January and in an effort [...]

When do you need to invest in a team?

Teams that work together efficiently are critical if you want business success and growth. Investing in your teams means increased productivity, lower churn, goals reached, reduced conflict, effective meetings, role clarity, values alignment and consistent behaviour in support of your [...]

How we can do a better job of creating learning cultures?

The very word ‘training’ has always suggested something that is done to you. However, Richard Wentworth Ping, CEO and owner of Wentworth People, firmly believes that creating a learning culture is becoming easier, what with the advent of technology, socialised learning, and more.   As [...]

Do the learners in your organisation need an different approach?

Research by Deloittes has shown a clear picture of the modern learner. They are overwhelmed, distracted and impatient. Traditional stand alone classroom training is failing both you and the learners. It can be costly, have only short lived impact, it is event based and therefore inflexible and [...]

Leadership Development and Coaching Workshops

Developing leadership capability is central to our work. Strong leadership leads to great cultures, where people enjoy their work. Leadership sets the direction for the business, drives change, makes your values come alive and inspires others to do their best.   Each program is tailored [...]

Skills programs and workshops tailored and configured for your organisation

The skills people need to work brilliantly are very similar in every industry sector. Over the last 26 years we have developed a suite of best practice content and continue to update it every year. Yet every business is different, and each individual is unique. So we tailor and configure all of [...]

Interpreting Derek Silvers Ted talk: How to Start a Movement

This short TED talk is a simple metaphor on leadership and follow ship using a man dancing wildly at an outdoor music festival as the example of someone doing something different and on their own, that then sparks a whole dancing group to participate. As Derek Silvers points out the original [...]

Don’t Avoid The Money Conversation

Some Type of Review Process is Essential Despite the recent spate of articles about companies ditching them, most managers we work with are about to enter or have entered the annual round of performance reviews. Whilst it may sound a good idea to get rid of the annual review and replace it with a [...]

Are you engaged at work or enjoying your work?

The idea that performance drives engagement, rather than the other way round, is perhaps indicative of an industry and a mindset that is missing the point. The term “engagement” seems like a business / HR construct to describe something quite difficult to pin down. What we actually say when we [...]