August 7, 2017

Being a manager of people isn’t just about looking downwards and ensuring your work teams are taken care of, have clear goals, and are happy in the workplace. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, we all have somebody to report to, our own boss.

This paper is written with almost 40 years of worki...

July 27, 2017

In 2005, I walked unassisted across part of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. I completed this with my brother and two other men during the winter months of the year, principally as it is bordering on suicide to even think about completing the trek in the summer months. Unassisted, by the...

July 18, 2017

If you’re like me as a business leader, then you are a great fixer. You see a problem and you fix it.  When I was a General Manager in a large corporate company, this is how I saw my role. To remove problems from the workplace, so the organisation could get on with business.

Then, quite by accident,...

July 9, 2017

We all knew it was coming. As a senior management group, we had all been informed to attend an offsite presentation room for a briefing on an important company announcement by the CEO. Rumours had been circulating for a while, and this meeting confirmed our water cooler conversations. Our organisati...

June 1, 2017

Overcoming Resistance to Change in the Workplace 

In the modern world of business, change attacks our operations every day. It tears at the very fabric of our processes and the emotions of our people. Change activity in business results from external impacts and influences that create a shift in the...

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