Category Archives: Values

Articles that address the place of values at work, particularly for leader/managers

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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R U OK?

Thursday September 10 is R U OK? Day, This is the day that R U OK? is calling on Australia to take the global lead in suicide prevention. How can we lead? By having regular meaningful conversations with people who … 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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How to get a job at Google – leadership skills first.

Run the idea of employment as a Googler past most young tech-savvy people these days and they look wistful. Look at the youtube video adverts of life at Google yourself and envy youth lost forever. There’s more to be learned from … Continue reading

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International Coaching Week

International Coaching Week runs May 19 to May 25 What do you know about the International Coach Federation (ICF)? ICF members adhere to a Code of Ethics and must have completed at least 60 hours of coach-specific training to become … Continue reading

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Anzac Day

A fellow member of the Australian Facilitator’s Network [AFN] posed some challenging questions online recently,  about the preparations for the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in 2015, and I felt compelled to respond. He referred to the impending celebrations, citing … Continue reading

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More on Mindfulness

I’m only slowly learning about mindfulness. My path is littered with abandoned efforts to meditate – sitting rigid, desperately willing myself to forget the ideas swirling in my head, legs twitching. I must confess I put mindfulness in the same … Continue reading

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An unexpected, mindful respite

This morning I discovered two of our doves building a nest in the camellia tree right in front of my office window. I’ve never before watched birds building a nest and I’m so impressed – by their determination and intelligence. … Continue reading

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Discovering leadership potential

Have you heard the term ‘emergent leadership’? I came came across a newspaper article  this week, Thomas Friedman reporting an interview with Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, who described the qualities Google looks for … Continue reading

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