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The Fatigue Of Sameness

March 26 2021 By [email protected]

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom (Aristotle). Does every day feel like the day before?  Does every teleconference or Zoom call feel more draining than the previous one?  Do you just feel like staying in your pyjamas some days, watching Netflix, and eating junk food, because it seems easier?  Do you miss boundaries…

What We Loathed, Loved & Learnt In 2020

December 16 2020 By [email protected]

We have all struggled in 2020, and no one could have predicted what has been an unbelievably challenging, and at times, torturous year! As we get to the end of 2020, it is time to take stock of what we have LOATHED, LOVED AND LEARNT in this year like no other! What have we loathed?…

Finding Our Way To A Different Normal

July 16 2020 By [email protected]

No one is coming to save you! Your life is 100% your responsibility! One of the things I have found fascinating about COVID-19 is the constant and predictable cycles of the “blame game”, as people and leaders seek who to blame for the virus becoming a pandemic,  lack of medical equipment especially PPE, increasing unemployment,…

How Leaders Are Failing In The Global Pandemic

May 11 2020 By [email protected]

In the early 2000s leaders were found to be failing in five significant ways:   Not being good listeners Not managing poor performance in the workplace Being resistant to change Not giving regular, constructive feedback Lack of willingness to adapt command and control leadership styles to more inclusive and collaborative leadership styles. These were the…

Another International Women’s Day And Women Are Mad As Hell! Here’s Why

April 07 2020 By [email protected]

International Women’s Day has been celebrated on 8 March annually since 1911. While progress has been made, given that it has been over a century the pace of change has been glacial to say the least and frankly, myself and many other women are a bit “over it”! Yes, we are mad as hell, and…

(they Long To Be) Close To You

April 02 2020 By [email protected]

With the COVID-19 pandemic we can be anything BUT close to you! It was however while watching the YouTube clip performed by the Couch Choir of the song Close To You, ( originally performed by The Carpenters in 1970) that got me thinking about what we miss most as humans. The performance recorded earlier this…

Kindness, Dignity & Accountability

December 18 2019 By [email protected]

This past festive season has been surreal to say the least. The bush fire catastrophe across Australia has demonstrated the best of Australian culture and community spirit, and the best and worst of Australian leadership. Many of us feel sadness, disappointment, frustration and anger, yet we have hope and gratitude in our hearts too. We…

What Feminism & Equality Mean

October 15 2019 By [email protected]

I have always found it both perplexing and amusing that the people who have the most to say about feminism, misogyny, sexual harassment and gender discrimination are people who have NEVER experienced it – often men! And they tell you to: “Lighten up and get over it.” I am hugely in favour of experiential learning…

Why We Need Quotas For Men!

September 24 2019 By [email protected]

Yes, that is correct – we need quotas for men! I am weary of hearing the same questions on this topic for more than a decade. “Should we have targets, or quotas?” “Won’t quotas result in reverse discrimination against men?” “Aren’t we risking not selecting people based on merit if we have quotas?” “Aren’t most…

Kindness, A Tool For Social Change

August 22 2019 By [email protected]

I have returned from a month of rest, relaxation and reflection. Much of my reflection was about how we as human beings and leaders can be better, connect in more meaningful ways, enable ourselves and others to be the best we can be, and truly imagine what it means to walk a mile in another’s…

Rest Reflect Reset

July 01 2019 By [email protected]

David and I are about to embark on a long overdue break; my plan for this trip is to Rest Reflect Reset.I learned this practice from my dear friend and colleague, Dr Adam Fraser, who created this as part of his theory and practice of Third Space. Third Space transformed the way I lived and…

What today’s leaders can learn from the Anzacs

April 23 2019 By [email protected]

As a nation, we are united as one for the celebration and remembrance of Anzac Day and those who have died for the freedom of this great country in which we live. Australian ideals had been both tested and proved at Gallipoli. Wayne Swan once said this about Gallipoli : “What emerged was a moral…


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