Who gets to decide? Fearless Leadership teams know who decides

Who gets to decide? When I work with senior leadership teams, it is often apparent that there is a lack of clarity between what is an executive team decision, and what decisions lie with individual executives, or even below executive level. This lack of clarity leads to executive team energy being wasted on decisions that are...

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Could all teams benefit from Fearless Leadership?

‘Could all teams benefit from Fearless Leadership?’ This fabulous question was asked by a director when I presented to the board about the Fearless Leadership program their exec team was mid-way through. My response? ‘Yes all teams could benefit… And not all teams are up for it!’ Here are three indicators that your team is...

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7 things leaders can do to build an inclusive world

Leadership Great South Coast is a community leadership program including leaders from multiple sectors across Western Victoria. In this year’s cohort are two local Indigenous leaders. Recently we had a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement, and how white Australian leaders can offer support. This was an interesting, emotional, and enlightening conversation, that also...

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The dos and don’ts of courage in an executive team

Courage is a critical element of Fearless Leadership®. One of the deepest forms of courage is required in the way you work with your peers on the leadership team. In Fearless Leadership Teams, courage coexists with compassion and curiousity. Here are 3 dos of courage: Do listen. Our listening is so often transactional, listening to...

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Banishing the dangerous limitations you put on yourself

Sometimes the greatest restrictions we face are the limitations we put on ourselves, often without us being consciously aware of them. Examples of this were very apparent last week in my first face-to-face Fearless Leadership® workshop (socially distanced of course) since the week before lockdown. The focus of the day was Creating Our New Normal,...

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The one lesson from Harvard I can’t ignore

This time last year, I was lucky enough to be attend Harvard University and complete The Art and Practice of Leadership Development Executive Program. At the time, I blogged about the 5 leadership lessons I learned. Julie Garland McLellan invited me via LinkedIn to “look back in a year’s time and see how these lessons have evolved as your practice of implementing...

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We won’t be going back to normal! (And what do to about it)

“When things get back to normal, we will …” Sorry to disappoint you – things won’t be going back to normal. They can’t. We have changed, our organisations have changed, the world has changed. There will be a ‘normal’, but we won’t be going ‘back’ to it. It will be a New Normal. Old Normal...

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You are different at work (and I don’t like you as much)

Funny things can happen when work moves fair and square into the centre of your home life – funny things that trigger awareness and offer new choices! Mason and his partner Allison have very different occupations, and have had no involvement in each other’s professional lives… Until a global pandemic forced them to share a...

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