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Welcome to the Corporate Jungle

After 35 years of successfully leading teams in the corporate world, I maintain contact with many of the people who I have met, be-friended and mentored. I have skin in their game and understand their…

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How do you Treat your Alarms?

Don’t forget to treat your alarms in your life. Have you ever walked past a retail shop and heard the sound of their exit theft alarms going off? Have you ever turned to see what…

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Excuses, Entitlement or Empowerment. Which do you Choose?

Too many people today live in a world of excuses and entitlement. The excuses they tell themselves and the entitlement they believe they have because others have things better then them. Many people sit on…

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John Buchanan: Breakfast with an Aussie Cricket Coach

I had the pleasure of having breakfast today with the South West Chamber of Commerce. Their special guest was John Buchanan, Australian Cricket coach from 1999 to 2007, during one of the most successful eras…

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Crying Out for Good Leadership Part 2

We don’t have many good leaders in Australia. Our current events in Australia have opened the eyes of many in relation to that statement. Politically, we have seen campaigns run on manipulation, campaigns run on…

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Lessons From Leadercast Brisbane: Dave Allen

Lessons from leadercast: Dave Allen Continuing in the series of learnings from this years Leadercast, rebroadcast in Brisbane in August. Dave Allen spoke about the need to generate space in your life. He used the…

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Poisoned Politics -Hiding behind the Masks of Manipulation

Manipulators hide behind ‘politics’ . A leader I know was describing his line manager. He described him as the ultimate politician, as he pulled the strings to gain influence, favours and positional power. The behaviours…

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Breaking Trust in Teams: The Fish and Snitch Approach

The Fish and Snitch Technique Trust is an important part of any team environment. A leader approached me to tell me about an incident that I have tagged “the Fish and Snitch”. The lessons are…

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Catalyst for Change!

You need a catalyst for Change We avoid change….mainly. We prefer comfort. This is the human psyche.  They say that “You change for two reasons: Either you learn enough that you want to or you’ve…

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Commitment : Keep Your Word!

Your Commitment : Keep Your Word. The Meeting was set down for 2pm and had been put in place three weeks before. For the Sales Manager, on the road visiting clients, the meeting meant a…

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