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Coaching for Change

Even under the best of circumstances, organisational transformations can be challenging. Time is not the issue. Often, mergers, acquisitions and restructures are carefully planned and executed over a long period for reasons of governance and fiduciary requirements. Money is notRead More ›

The Oxygen Mask for Directors

Fit your own oxygen mask first I say.  We live in a world predicated upon our usefulness and ability to help others.  No wonder we forget about ourselves.  Most of us are either parents, or doting and sometimes grateful auntiesRead More ›

Coaching for Leadership

A little while ago, there was some Gallup research, which amongst other things suggested that the corporate world is appallingly bad at capitalizing on the strengths of its people. Why would that be? Considering that for many organisations people costsRead More ›

HELPING PWD GET BACK TO WORK

After listening to Jon Faine on ABC 774 recently (12th May), about the need for improved disability employment services to get people back into work, I have to say something. I would reiterate (based on UK figures as a proxyRead More ›

Defining the ‘Intentional Director’

Around 50 per cent of international studies have failed to find a link between board performance and organisation performance. Last year a contentious Australian study found that the introduction of independent directors has failed to deliver increased corporate value. EitherRead More ›

‘Part-Time’ needs a PR makeover

Part-time has a bad name, it sends a shiver down the spine of most employers.  It has disastrous connotations for careers, just ask any woman in banking and finance!  It even has its own syndrome resulting in ‘flexibility stigma’.  IRead More ›

Performance Anxiety in the Boardroom

Sounds eerily similar to other performance issues – there is much literature afloat on this topic so I will try not to regurgitate too much suffice to say that my friend Andrew Donovan from Directors Suite has dedicated the bestRead More ›

Board Diversity – The real consequence

Am I the only person that gets frustrated anytime this topic gets bogged down on gender, race, culture, age or disability?  Studies as far back as 2003 have highlighted the issue across these lines (“Corporate Governance, Board Diversity, and FirmRead More ›

The ‘Stop & Go’ Career – Why can’t Employers see the Benefits?

Careers are no longer linear as the changing nature of work continues to shift. Careers have become transitional and fluid removing the traditional model of constant long-term employment. I say bravo! Yet so many employers continue to struggle to seeRead More ›

Why Networking is So Important

It is often said that up to three quarters of professional jobs are filled through the so-called “Hidden Job Market”. Recently when I was delivering a presentation with 2 other colleagues to a group of 50 government clients, I askedRead More ›

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