Taking your seat at the table

As we move through our leadership career, often our career trajectory is headed for the boardroom. When looking to become a board member, how do you know if this is the right career move for you? Paid board positions are few and far between, and a board position can be very time-consuming. These roles also come with a high level of responsibility, accountability, commitment and risk. That being said, it can be an enriching experience if you are passionate about the organisation or not-for-profit’s purpose and people.

It’s not what you said it’s how you said it

Last night my partner and I had dinner at a friend’s place, and after with self-made apple crumble in hand, we sat down to play overcooked – a fun PlayStation game for kids and adults alike as we found out.  

The premise of the game is straightforward. Four players cook together as a team, serving up the orders displayed in the top left corner. One person runs vegetables to and fro, another cuts vegetables and cooks them, while the third person plates and serves the food, and the last person does the dishes, natural right? 

Coachable Moments

Coaching in the workplace happens every day, planned or not, and there is ample opportunity during daily interactions between leaders and teams. Being a strong and impactful leader requires identifying and taking advantage of these ‘coachable’ moments to improve your employees’ performance, workplace satisfaction, bottom lines and the company culture as a whole.

7 Ways to Overcome Fear

Feeling fear is a natural part of life; you will encounter many situations that make you feel fear. At present many of us are feeling fear, including me. These are unprecedented times. You must know how to overcome these feelings so that they don’t stop you from achieving your goals and reaching your full potential. I want us all to use our feelings of fear as fuel to get to courage.

Back to the future with Bob Hawke

The late Australian Labour Prime Minister Bob Hawke acknowledged the growing consensus amongst scientists about climate change during the 1980s. 

In 1991, Hawke pledged to attend the Rio Earth Summit Conference, a landmark global warming think tank. However, Australia never attended the Summit as priorities shifted under his successor Paul Keating’s Government.