If No-One Is Listening, Are You Really Saying Anything? Why Communication Strategies Rarely Work

If No-One Is Listening, Are You Really Saying Anything?: Why Communication Strategies Rarely Work. Everyone knows that you need a communication strategy when introducing any large-scale change in an organisation. If you ask the Senior Executive, they will say that there is a communication strategy in place. If you ask the Change Project [...]

By | 2017-12-04T15:13:05+00:00 December 4th, 2017|General|Comments Off on If No-One Is Listening, Are You Really Saying Anything? Why Communication Strategies Rarely Work

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

My new favourite word...Multipotentialite It describes me to a T. I always envied people who found their passion and unwaveringly followed it in its various forms throughout life. I wanted to be like people who have a hobby that they mastered over years of dedication. "Find your passion" we are told, and you will [...]

By | 2017-09-10T16:59:31+00:00 September 10th, 2017|General|Comments Off on With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

Expect Respect

Last week I had a conversation with a female public servant who is working in a police agency in Australia. She had contacted me to discuss tips on preparing for a new role she was about to move into. Clearly a high performer and motivated to achieve and was being smart about taking the [...]

By | 2017-09-10T16:55:21+00:00 September 10th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Expect Respect

Turning the Shipping Tanker: Moving from a Project Model to an Integrated Approach to Change in Law Enforcement

Most senior leaders have post-graduate qualifications, either a general MBA or a more profession-specific one such as a Masters in Police Leadership. Most of these post graduate degrees contain electives on change management, innovation, and leading people. Yet the ability of senior police managers to deliver the lessons learned from these courses seems to [...]

By | 2017-08-22T11:22:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|General|Comments Off on Turning the Shipping Tanker: Moving from a Project Model to an Integrated Approach to Change in Law Enforcement

Finding Your Management Style As A New Leader

When you first step up into a leadership role such as team supervisor, unit manager or practice manager it can be challenging to find your own style of leadership. This is particularly challenging if you have been promoted up from the team which you are now supervising. In an endeavour to not be the [...]

By | 2017-04-29T14:22:30+00:00 April 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Finding Your Management Style As A New Leader

Are You Being Under-Managed?

I have just realised that I have been under-managed most of my career. Now to be fair I was the type of employee that desired autonomy, was self-directed and could be a little isolationist and possibly a little intimidating to tackle head on (so I have been told though, I find that hard to [...]

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4 Tips To Being Heard in a Meeting

So, you have just been promoted to a manager role and you now have a seat on a working group or other whole-of-organisation committee. Chances are you might be the most junior person on the team or surrounded by others who have a whole lot more experience mastering the dynamics and nuances of “The [...]

By | 2017-04-03T15:43:09+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|General|Comments Off on 4 Tips To Being Heard in a Meeting

Confident Presentation: What I Learnt From A Guest Speaker

Yesterday I attended the FNQ Law Society, International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Pacific Hotel in Cairns. Great venue and an amazing room full of (mainly) women who work in various roles in the field of law. The guest speaker was Tracy Fantin, WLAQ Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year 2016 and as always, [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:24:05+00:00 March 9th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Confident Presentation: What I Learnt From A Guest Speaker

Why Owning and Projecting Your Power is Essential To Leading Others

Power is simply the perception of your ability to affect the world around you and consequently an important element of leadership and a component of executive presence. The word ‘Power’ may have taken on a negative connotation for you, probably due to bosses who have abused their power. However, a leader who understands their power [...]

By | 2016-11-24T10:14:09+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|General|Comments Off on Why Owning and Projecting Your Power is Essential To Leading Others

Don’t Wait Until New Year – Start Now!

It is easy at this time of year to start focusing on the end of the year, Christmas parties, present buying and taking a break from work. It is easy to consider a goal and then mentally put it off until "The New Year". As if 1 January will somehow be a magical date that [...]

By | 2016-11-07T15:42:44+00:00 November 7th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Don’t Wait Until New Year – Start Now!

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