18May

Tips for Dealing with a Culture of Avoidance

Avoidance of dealing with unacceptable behaviour and performance can be a big part of the culture of many organisations across commerce and government, costing them loss of talent, productivity, innovation and opportunity. This avoidance culture leaves the organisation vulnerable to serious disruption by competitors who are more agile and performance focused with a culture of read more

16Sep

The High Cost and Prevalence of Leadership Cowardice and Ignorance

I am dismayed and frustrated at the prevalence of leadership cowardice and ignorance, and its resulting high cost. As an executive coach I find that most of the cases I undertake, whilst warranted, are exacerbated by a more senior leader failing to be clear, decisive and timely in bringing the critical issues to the attention read more

09Sep

The Truth about Office Politics

When I hear someone say they don’t play office politics, I know they are either lying or losing. We are tribal and therefore we play politics within our tribe and outside it – it’s human nature. What matters is how we play politics. Positively or negatively. The rules for how we play politics are set read more