Category Archives: Communication strategies

Overheard on a Train: the Wisdom of Youth

The three young men were sitting diagonally across from us in the train, heading for the city last Saturday morning. They were typical Aussi teenagers for this part of town: origins mixed, decorated in tattoos, mostly loud, out to have … Continue reading

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Is Trust Essential to Leadership?

Trust and leadership seem to go hand-in-hand. It does with politics anyway. Or should that read lack-of-trust? Almost every day we read about political scandals, in any country, where a politician or two, has destroyed the trust of the electorate, … Continue reading

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Inspiring hope: Do you offer hope to your team?

In my last blog I quoted Michael Silver who argues that leaders need to use language that inspires hope and trust and I asked what those qualities meant for you. All too often a leader is consumed by tasks and … Continue reading

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Dealing with a passive- aggressive team member

Fred habitually denied he’d received information from his team leader. Critical or not. Team meetings were usually uncomfortable because he never voiced an opinion. Unless it was a brief, negative throw-away line. He simply sat, silent and unreceptive. Attempts to … Continue reading

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