02Nov

The Australian Leadership Crisis

Not all Australian leaders are incompetent or morally bankrupt. Just too many in too many crucial positions. Such as in politics (all sides), where they’ve forsaken the good of the country for their own good. Such as the big banks where they’ve forsaken their employees, customers and shareholders for their own disgustingly generous and totally read more

16Feb

The Five Contemporary Bottom Lines

I remember when there was once only one ‘bottom line’ – financial, i.e. profit. Next there was the double bottom line – profit and people. Then I heard about the triple bottom line – financial, social and environmental. And then I heard about the quadruple bottom line – profit, people, planet and purpose. Now in read more

21Jul

Can You Answer This Challenge?

I assert that all of the conflicts, arguments, wars, errors, accidents and mistakes experienced by humans, and solely created by humans, have only three root causes. Those three root causes are: Fear (includes related emotions such as anger or frustration and jealousy) Habits (includes beliefs and personal values) Ignorance (includes forgetting or not using what read more

24Mar

A Dangerous Lack of Courage in Leadership

A prerequisite of effective leadership is the presence of courage. In this VUCA world (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) we are witnessing the presence of fear in many of our leaders across the board – fleeing, fighting or frozen. The symptoms are: Much talk, little action – ineffective meetings that lead nowhere. Confused understanding and read more

03Mar

The Biggest Current Concern for Western Australian Directors and CEOs

Right now in Western Australia the biggest concern appears to be revenue, according to the feedback I’m getting from my CEO clients. Sales are significantly down. There’s a scarcity of new work. Contractors are being asked to cut costs. Suppliers are being squeezed. There’s a domino effect occurring. Frantic searching for revenue and cost cutting read more