March 17, 2018

If you've ever read Dickens' Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge then you're familiar with the tale of the mean, terrible overlord-boss who demands constant effort from those in his employ.

Scrooge is the ultimate micro-managing, unforgiving, all-seeing, hard-taskmaster...

November 26, 2017

One of my proudest moments from this past year has been to lead a group of individuals with an Employee Engagement score in the Top Quartile of surveyed teams across Australia & New Zealand.

Our Engagement outcome is a factor of each & every person in our team bein...

September 13, 2017

Late last month Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, the Commander of the US Seventh (Pacific) Fleet, was relieved of his duties - suspended following a number of incidents (including two fatal collisions) in the preceding fortnight.

At the time of his removal the Vice Admira...

December 2, 2015

There's an old saying that "Those who can, do.  Those that can't, teach."  I reckon that is unfair to teachers who, by and large, do an awesome job.  For me, the more appropriate and correct statement is:

"Those that can, do.  Those that can't, keep score."...

November 19, 2015

If you are a child of the 1960's or 70's there is a good chance you've seen "The Parent Trap".  Starring Hayley Mills and Maureen O'Hara this original motion picture was a tale of identical twins (Mills playing both roles) scheming to bring their divorced parents toget...

September 17, 2015

I spent today with a group of about 30 school children.  They were all around the ages of 6 or 7.  The cohort was largely well mannered and well behaved.  The boys were a little more boisterous than the girls.  The girls paid a little more attention to instructions....

May 9, 2015

Some years ago I witnessed a Senior Manager querying his direct reports on why their teams' performances were below expectations. The Senior Manager went on to ask his reports: 

"...don't your people get it?".

The Direct Reports replied with a variety of answers each of...

April 18, 2015

The world of nature has many lessons for us as human beings if we choose to observe and learn.  For me, one of the most interesting of our natural world is the life of the Honey Bee.  

The Honey Bee lives a life based on five core guiding principles which we in lif...

February 28, 2015

Having spent the best part of the last fifteen years examining & learning about Leadership I've put together my list of things I believe Master Leaders must understand:

  1. Master Leaders know that in order to LISTEN one must be SILENT

  2. Master Leaders unde...

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