Graeme was spending all his time on other people’s agendas. His diary was packed with back to back meetings, his emails were out of control, budget forecasts and project reports were relentless and of course staff issues were constantly distracting him. He had no time to think about tomorrow’s agenda, to ponder the strategic issues they faced, reflect on his own leadership or schedule conversations with key influencers in the business. He was ready for a breakthrough in his personal time availability and control of his day.… Read more
Dan knew for sure that one of his team members was a future senior leader. He first got to know her by talking to her about the range of her experience, both personally and professionally. Over time he discovered that she could be counted on to deliver on what she promised. He could see that she had a commitment to make a big difference. He also noticed a warning label, that she did not see, that she ‘may contain traces of perfectionism.… Read more
Col returned to Australia after several years as a senior executive with global businesses operating at the pointy end of digital transformation. He was hoping to find an opportunity that matched his experience and was frustrated with dealing with executive recruiters who wanted to pigeon hole him into roles that did not match his background.
He was beginning to become despondent, thinking that he would not find a job that offered the excitement of his global experience.… Read more
Graeme not only changed the game for his company, but he also changed the game for himself and others. He had an exciting point of view about the future, particularly around how technology could enable new value for their customers. Once his business stakeholders were on board with his vision, he inspired his team to take on a stretch objective to deliver a major program of work. It would take took him and his team outside their comfort zone to achieve it.… Read more
Andrew was a control freak. He was a smart guy and could quickly see the solution to most problems. He had been a great technical expert and was known for his prodigious output. But since moving into leadership he continued the formula that had served him well as an individual contributor. He believed that it was quicker to solve problems himself than explain how it should be done. He regularly complained that it was hard to find good people.… Read more