Leadership At Work News

Can’t Find a Good Leader? Try Leading Yourself!

March 25, 2021

Can’t Find a Good Leader?   Try Leading Yourself! In the Leadership and Management Development space we often lament the lack of authentic and effective leadership. Since the Karpin Report of 1995, study after study keeps tossing up the same theme. ‘We need better leadership!’ In our own experience, over 30 years in organisational life throughout...

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February 23, 2021

When will we ever learn? As a keen cricket fan and follower of the Australian Cricket Team I had finally convinced myself to come back to support the men in the baggy green hats in their battles against the Indian Cricket Team in late 2020. Long before the ’Sandpaper Gate’ disgrace of March 2018, I...

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Australia Day: Is the date really the issue?

February 12, 2021

The issue regarding Australia Day goes much deeper than the date 26th of January. Much of the rhetoric (noise) has been dominated repeatedly by the extreme views put forward from both ends of the spectrum: (either it’s a very good date or it’s a very bad date.)  It’s either great to celebrate what is good...

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Training Dates for 2021

January 27, 2021

Training Dates for 2021 DISC Accreditation Leadership in Life Leading & Managing Teams Conflict Resolution Finance for Non-Financial Managers Time Management Effective Team Meetings DISC Organisational Development for HR Practitioners Jan 21-22 Feb 18-19 25-26 25 Mar 11, 25 11 25 Apr 8,22 8 14 22 May Jun 3,17 23 17 8-9 Jul 1, 15,...

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The Inverse of Followership

January 19, 2021

We need REAL Leadership – not delusional followership!   I’m a slow learner, I’ll admit it! My first gig as a leadership and management consultant occurred in New Zealand exactly 40 years ago (I landed in New Zealand the day after Greg Chappell introduced a new bowling technique against the Kiwis!). For the next 40...

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Who is going to lead us out of this crisis?

October 28, 2020

An excellent article by Adele Ferguson in The Age, Saturday September 12, citing the move by Rio Tinto Board to take actions against three top executives, is a lesson for all organisations, both large and small. She noted further that a number of well known and not so well-known organisations had lost key executives after...

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Melbourne Hotel Quarantine – Where did it go wrong?

August 31, 2020

There has been a lot written about how the Melbourne hotel quarantine system went so wrong. Leaders need to manage and have operational plans and policies in place that are effective. COVID has arguably brought out the best in our leaders. Both the Premier of Victoria and the Prime Minster have ticked all the boxes...

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Exciting News!

May 29, 2020

  The Leadership at Work Team is pleased to make two announcements which we believe will be of great interest to our valued Clients. The first announcement is that the Problem Busting 10 step process which has been used countless times, with large financial returns to clients, is now in the final stages of going...

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Leadership in Tough Times

April 16, 2020

                                                                LEADERSHIP IN TOUGH TIMES   At Leadership at Work we understand the challenges facing Leaders, even when times are “normal!” Now we have some definite added degrees of difficulty which will require some agile and innovative thinking, which many Leaders are currently demonstrating. However, the timeless Principles of Leadership don’t change, in fact they...

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Problem solving that works!

March 24, 2020

PROBLEM SOLVING THAT WORKS!   Dr. W Edwards Deming in the 1970s developed what he famously called 14 Points For Management. Some may say ..”the 1970s is old hat, haven’t you got something a bit more contemporary?” It is interesting to note though, that when the Leadership At Work Team run this module today and...

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