Leadership At Work News

Leading & Managing Teams – 2018 Public courses

January 25, 2018

LEADING & MANAGING TEAMS Professional development series for emerging and current leaders and managers Leadership and management are two very different (complementary) skillsets that are crucial for people in supervisory and leadership roles to possess if they are to safely guide their teams to the expected destination.   The Leadership At Work team are excited...


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Employing new people can be daunting, perhaps even frightening…

June 2, 2017

Its a potentially expensive process and one that many of us have had trouble getting right.  Using all of our experience, intuition and due-diligence measures, we still go into staff appointments with limited knowledge of how the new appointee will behave, or more importantly, how they will behave relative to the requirements of the role...


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CEO’s are worried. So are we!

June 2, 2017

Perhaps you’ve seen this recent statement in business news? “CEO’s face skills worry”. The latest PwC annual CEO Survey of 1379 CEOs from 79 countries show a huge 77% of them are concerned about skills shortages in their workplaces. Specifically, Creativity and Innovation ,Leadership and Emotional Intelligence were the most sought after skills. We at...


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The Leader as Role Model

June 2, 2017

Tony Abbot recently opined that Donald Trump didn’t have to be liked and didn’t have to be a Role Model – he had to be a leader. Tony Abbot was wrong!! Although leaders don’t always have to be liked, most research suggests that it does help.   As for being a Role Model, we know that that...


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Critical Feedback or Criticism?

June 2, 2017

Organisations and Leaders throughout Australia are adopting the ideology of critical or 360 degree feedback methodology to build trust, accountability and shared power within teams in the name of performance improvement and sustainability. It is important to recognise that the process of critical feedback is as valuable as the content; when mistakes are made, the...


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Bound for Glory? 5 key points to building a successful team.

September 12, 2016

Grand final Day… Is your team ready to claim VICTORY? As Geelong and Ballarat people are swept into the annual frenzy of national football Grand Finals, its worthwhile asking ourselves the question: If we were facing our organisational Grand Final, would we be ready?  Who would be our most consistent and when it comes down to it, who...


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Two Trains, One Optimum Organisational Destination

August 29, 2016

Geelong & Ballarat leaders stay firmly on the tracks…   For more than 30 years Leadership At Work has created clarity for its clients around the differentiation between LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT.  After working with us, participants understand that they can have a healthy blend of leadership and management functions built into their roles; more importantly, they leave with the necessary...


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United Leadership Action preferable to Charismatic Individuality

July 25, 2016

Leadership, not Leaders Phew, we survived another Federal election. Whilst we seem to have an outcome, a clear path forward is perhaps more amorphous than before; a very small majority in the Lower House and a bag of mixed nuts (perfect metaphor) in the Upper House leave us wondering just how effective the latest iteration...


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Organisational Values – do they hold any currency for your business?

June 15, 2016

Values:  Whats their real value to Geelong & Ballarat businesses?   Organisational values (or the idea of them) began to surface in the early 1970’s, but whose origins most likely lie in the work of Kurt Lewin in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  Despite a general awareness, the experience of the Leadership At Work team is...


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Leadership Development – Converting knowledge to action

June 7, 2016

In early 2015, Leadership At Work Principal, Robert Re, made a visit to our Capital.  Superman cape in hand and a resolve to rescue our political ‘leaders’ from themselves, he ventured into the belly of the beast. Over an afternoon Robert met with several of the Nation’s most recognised and experienced pollies; he explored their...


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