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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Wentworth People Sydney Adaptive Leadership Program

The Adaptive Leadership program itself is a learning environment. Everything is designed to allow participants to learn rather than be “taught”. This is because leadership is notoriously hard to teach. Having any ‘expert’ talk through leadership theories, leadership competencies and [...]

Does Your Business Need Adaptive Leadership

So how would you assess whether adaptive leadership may be right for your organisation? Here are some qualifying questions: Have you tried to create cultural change but found it hard to make it stick? Have traditional leadership programs not translated into genuinely different [...]

Why do we use the Adaptive Leadership framework when developing leaders

Wentworth People believe that conventional leadership development approaches just do not solve many organisational challenges. Because we live and operate in a VUCA world and that needs a more agile and adaptive set of thinking from leaders. Because there is often too much learning from [...]

Why we need to learn to be more adaptive

As the world gets more fragmented, specialised and complicated… and changes at speed, there will be a premium on adaptability, agility and resourcefulness (Cilla Snowball, Group Chairman BBDOAMV). So how do we learn to be more adaptive in a fast changing world? I have heard the comment my [...]