3 ways to promote curiosity in leadership

Curiosity creates relationships. It brings people together—it doesn’t kill cats. In the September 2018 Harvard Business Review, Professor Francesca Gino summarises the benefits of curiosity as fewer decision-making errors, more innovative and positive changes, reduced group conflict, open communication, and better performance. My focus with leaders is typically on the last two. As leaders, when...

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How energised are you by Friday night?

When I work with leadership teams, different messages resonate with different people. Frankie leads a large team responsible for $550m of high-profile infrastructure projects. She’s a great people leader, stimulated by growth opportunities, and she loves her work. And yet by the time she reaches Friday, she’s exhausted—both mentally and physically. Fearless Leaders reach Friday...

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Post the Banking Royal Commission, culture is a board room issue

Towards the end of each year the Australian Institute of Company Directors provides a ‘Essential Director Update’, summarizing the key issues and events from that year, and forecasting the likely themes for the coming year. In the recent 2018 briefing, Graham Bradley’s wide ranging and thought-provoking address included the implications for directors of CBA APRA Prudential Inquiry, Banking Royal Commission, Shareholder Activism and more....

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