The most influential leaders treat others with dignity and respect

I was standing with Matt Church, the founder of Thought Leaders Business School, after a conference, when a waiter came by offering canapés.

Matt said to him, “Michael, it’s good to see you! You have been around at this hotel for a few years. Thank you so much for all the work you have done for all our events to make them go so smoothly. I really appreciate it.”

They talked for another few minutes before Michael walked away with a big smile on his face.… Read more

Leadership is a conversation


My good friend and colleague, Dean Phelan, retired recently as CEO of Churches of Christ in Queensland.  His premature retirement came after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in February this year and stepped down for the good of the organisation. He continues to inspire us with his positivity in adversity and is now well on the road to recovery. Reflecting on his leadership serves to inspire the very best in us.

One way of thinking about the leadership he provided is as a series of conversations.Read more

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