As featured in the Careers section of The Courier Mail, I share some great advice on how to reconnect, reflect and refresh during December. Read about how the pre-Christmas period can be a fantastic time to do things that the busyness of the rest of the year makes harder.
Adopting a win-win approach to 2018 could change the way you engage with others, and bring about a transformation in your life. When talking to Jamaica Blue magazine recently about adopting a more positive mindset for the year ahead, there were two words that popped up regularly in conversation. Find out what they were, and […]
Great leaders work to bring out the best in each person, so that each person in the team is motivated to take action – both individually and collectively. The effectiveness of any organisation – regardless of size – can be improved by considering and addressing the factors that can get in the way of teams […]
I chatted to Ed Phillips from Talking Lifestyle on 2UE recently about ways that we can take control of our own career trajectory. We can’t sit back and wait for things to happen to us, we have the power to take the wheel. I share 8 ways that we can turbo charge our careers – […]
Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk, thinking that your career is stagnating and needing a bit of a boost? Or perhaps you feel under-appreciated or under-utilised, but not sure what to do about it? There are some simple ways to turbo-charge your career and many of them relate to attitude. I share […]
It’s important for leaders to be alert to the warning signs that power is negatively impacting how they think and behave. When you stop listening to other people’s ideas, your thought process becomes narrow which impacts decision making and organisational success. On the Human Resources Management website, HRM Online, I share four warning signs that […]
We all have defensive tendencies, but it doesn’t mean we’re defensive people. However, to make sure you’re not labeling someone as a defensive person you need to ask the right questions, and listen. I spoke with YouInc recently and introduced some guidelines you can try out with your team to ensure you are equiped to lean […]
I joined Jim Emerick on his podcast “Choinque” recently, where we argued that finding our purpose and happiness first leads to success, rather than the opposite. I also share my personal discovery that being known for getting things done, often by leaving my comfort zone, is far more important than being the best at just […]
I spoke to the people at MyDeal.com.au recently about bad work habits. Whether you’re working at a high flying startup or you’re stuck in a mundane office job, there are some unwritten rules that often get ignored. You can read about bad work habits that you should drop immediately in the full article, here.
I was asked recently to contribute to an article for Dynamic Business about leadership. At the helm of every great company is a great leader. Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson… Home-grown heroes like Melanie Perkins, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes… All are wildly successful, their praises sung far and wide. However, each runs […]
To retain a competitive advantage in today’s world, leaders can’t rely on traditional hierarchies to get things done. They need to be able to influence people to build up support. My article in CEO Magazine discusses how a leader’s career progress in today’s world is less about technical skills, and far more about the ability to […]
When you hear the word ‘brand’ it’s common to immediately think about companies such as Apple, Nike, Google or Amazon. While companies have a brand, so too do individuals. Being conscious of your personal brand and image is important to ensure it enhances, not detracts, from your career. In Gold Coast Magazine, I share my […]
People often think of negotiating as something they rarely do. In reality, you negotiate many times a day. The difference is the size of what’s at stake. In the Spring 2017 issue of HR Magazine I share the five core practices you need to implement in order to negotiate successfully. You can read the full […]
I was honoured to be asked to contribute to the Australian Dental Association‘s focus on mentoring and its importance in the modern dental environment. This article focuses on mentoring as a professional strategy, explores why mentoring has become so significant, and the rules that need to be followed to make the process a win-win for […]
Good leadership requires self-reflection and a willingness to learn, while bad leadership usually involves one of five characteristics. Being a leader isn’t easy, the best leaders know this and understand there is always more to learn and better ways to do things. But there are warning signs that your leadership may be going off the […]
Making work ‘work’ is a challenge we all face and one that’s much easier to handle if the organisation you’re employed by manages its leaders well. But if managers and bosses are left to free range, and their behaviour goes unchecked, myriad problems can occur. I reveal the red flags that signal power problems and […]
In today’s fast paced environment, business leaders are often expected to have all the answers. However in a world of increasing complexity and ambiguity there are many unknowns, and it’s not possible for leaders to have all the answers all of the time. In the Inside Small Business magazine, I share my thoughts on the challenges that […]
I appeared on the Today Extra program with David & Sonia to talk about the current work climate and the five very important signs you need to be aware of that indicate it might be time to find a new job. In addition, I share my tips on how to successfully change careers. You can […]
I was asked by the Huffington Post recently for my thoughts on the challenges of being a young boss. I believe that young leaders shouldn’t try to over-compensate or apologise for being the youngest in the team. They should be practicing leadership skills that are important to leaders of any age – get to know […]
I spoke with Amanda Cranston on ABC Radio Far North about the importance of job satisfaction and just how common job dis-satisfaction is in the workplace due to a constant sense of change in today’s work environment. Listen to the interview here.