Facing a difficult situation? Here’s the one question to ask yourself

Jasmina is a senior leader in a large government enterprise. COVID has been challenging, the work feels unrelenting, and now a significant restructure has been announced that may result in job losses. She is holding off overwhelm (only just), and here’s her strategy. ‘When I’m really tense and I’m not sure how well I’m handling

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How to identify causes of distance in your team

One of the biggest challenges currently facing leaders is effective leadership of virtual teams and virtual organisations. With people working from home and snap lockdowns being the current reality in Australian life, this is something I am often asked.  It’s easy to blame factors of physical distance for the friction and lack of cohesion experienced

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What I learned in May from breaking 7 bones

May 1 was a normal Saturday… I was horse riding with my daughters late in the afternoon when things went horribly wrong. The horse took off, did a few crazy swerves and I fell, landing heavily on my left shoulder. Lying awkwardly on the ground, I tried to assess whether I was just badly winded,

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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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