What is the “Lawyers Truth” and the “Poets Truth”?

Some years ago, early each morning before I went to work, my friend Brenda and I ran around the Botanical Gardens in Sydney. As we did so, we shared stories predominantly around of our lives including numerous work stories.  I was a GM of HR at the time and Brenda was a Chemical Engineer. It…

Investing in confidence is a strategic advantage.

As a part of my executive coaching practice, I understand just how important confidence is when achieving organisational and career goals. Competence in itself is not enough; Confidence is a critical enabler like a key is in a lock. Research shows that men and women in business are equally competent, however women are not as…

Are women still in the kitchen at work?

Quotas appear to be a necessary evil to enable more women to rise to senior positions in the workplace in Australia. For one reason only, nothing else seems to have worked. Frantic activity is being generated to meet gender quotas. However in this frenetic pursuit we need to ensure that people who obtain senior positions…

Career Planning – Support structures. Are they a competitive advantage?

To reach the dizzy heights of senior management we know that it is important to consistently focus on the job and deliver. It is about deliverables, and the quality and detail of those deliverables. As life becomes more complex many of us are balancing several balls in the air at one time, and therefore being…

Employee Surveys – Have they outlived their usefulness?

Employee Surveys. Organisations spend significant effort preparing, conducting and evaluating employee surveys? The espoused purpose is primarily to understand how engaged their employees are, how healthy the culture is and how competent their managers are. The premise is “happy and engaged” employees are more productive and consequently will ensure more company profits. This is good…

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