Understanding how hybrid working is affecting leaders

Leaders everywhere are struggling with the challenge of remote working. If you are a leader in Melbourne or Sydney, chances are you are working from home. In other parts of the world, you may use a hybrid model. Either way, leaders face multiple challenges. Expectations Many people report that clients and management still expect as … Read more

Smart leaders give others a say in aligning on a common purpose

There is an ancient Indian parable about six blind men, none of whom had ever encountered an elephant before. The way they learn about the elephant is by touching it. Each blind man feels a different single part of the elephant’s body, the side, a leg or it’s tusk. They describe the elephant from their … Read more

Why leaders who get the best from people achieve bigger results

I have found when I ask people about a leader who has had an important influence in their career, they often talk about someone who believed in them, more than they believed in themselves at that point in time. Maybe you have experienced that type of leader who brought out the best version of you.   … Read more

Why leaders need to take care of themselves if they are going to support others

There is plenty of discussion about lockdown fatigue and its impact on mental health. The message is clear about the need to support each other, and those who are distressed, within our families, workplaces, communities, and churches throughout this period. I am aware of leaders making heroic efforts to check in with their teams adopting … Read more

Leaders need the courage to deal with sunk cost bias

In his book Essentialism, Greg McKeown outlines a phenomenon called “sunk-cost bias.” In case you are wondering what that is, he defines it as, “the tendency to continue to invest time, money, or energy into something we know is a losing proposition simply because we have already incurred, or sunk, a cost that cannot be … Read more