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Is your leadership team solving puzzles or mysteries?

Is your leadership team solving puzzles or mysteries?

Yesterday I had the privilege of hearing Malcolm Gladwell** speak in Melbourne on ‘The Future: Disrupted and Reimagined’.

He began by talking about two foreign policy security challenges faced by the US. The first was the Cuban Missile Crisis in1962. To understand if the Soviets really had missiles, more data was needed, and an Air Force U-2 spy plane was dispatched to take photos.

Farewell to a great mentor

Farewell to a great mentor

Early in my career I was very lucky to have a mentor – someone who believed in me, even at times when I didn’t believe in myself. He held me accountable to high standards that kept me growing into a better version of myself. Long after he had retired, he was there in the background with encouragement, astute observations, and challenging questions to keep me thinking. 

Leading Sideways

Leading Sideways

Last week I delivered my newest keynote ‘Ask more. Tell less. Building fearless cultures and changing the world’ to a group of finance sector leaders.  During the Q&A someone asked, ‘I can see how “asking more” would work with my direct reports. How do I use these coaching capabilities with my peers or my boss?’ Great question.

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