Driving Culture Change

While shifting organizational culture can be a challenging and demanding task, the actual formulae for success is not complex. People can be complex, but the core ingredients that determine the extent an organisation is able to transform its personality (reflected in the … Continue reading

Elbows and Armrests Revisited

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In June I wrote a blog called ‘Hey, get your elbows off my armrest!’ in response to an unpleasant experience I had on a flight home from Brisbane.  The short version of the story is that I was seated next to … Continue reading

Mistakes are our friend

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Often I hear successful people reflect on how much they have learned or gained from the mistakes they have made along the way.  Recently I read this quote from Richard Branson “Don’t be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them … Continue reading

Inside the Toolkit… The essential elements of success

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While writing my latest book The People Manager’s Toolkit I came across this quote that I ultimately used as a lead in to the first chapter, ‘People management — the foundations of success’: I believe the real difference between success … Continue reading

Who am I? Authentic leadership and the best version of you

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In HBR article ‘Managing Authenticity: The Paradox of Great Leadership’ Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones argue “people want to be led by someone real.”   They suggest the growing demand for leaders to be authentic is in part “a response to … Continue reading

Influencing Happiness

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I recently wrote that 90 percent of our long-term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way our brain processes the world (More Happiness Matters).  What this suggest is that while there are many programs, policies … Continue reading