09
May 17

The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

Author:Doris Gibb

Over my career I have pondered on this notion of work life balance and what it means for me. The privilege given to women to be who they want to be and to do whatever work they desire is tricky. It is not as simple as it seems and it means making constant choices about … Continue reading The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

09
May 17

How to have difficult conversations as a leader

Sometimes people let us down. They don’t live up to our expectations and don’t do ‘the right thing’. And sometimes it’s appropriate to tell them what they did – or didn’t do – and why it has made us unhappy, disappointed or even annoyed. But how do we do it? Or more importantly, how do we … Continue reading How to have difficult conversations as a leader

07
Dec 16

Public Sector leaders are failing to engage their employees

Perception of senior leaders is one of the most important drivers of employee engagement, yet only half of Victorian Public Sector staff have a positive opinion of leadership, according to a new report. The People Matter Survey by the Victorian Public Sector Commission ranks the main drivers of employee engagement as: A sense of meaningfulness … Continue reading Public Sector leaders are failing to engage their employees

03
Nov 16

Stop focusing on best practice, start focusing on right practice

What is ‘best practice’? When you say that something is best practice, what does this actually mean and can these words have the same meaning to all? And how do we know when we have achieved ‘best practice’? There’s no doubt that practice makes you better but – depending on the context – sometimes a … Continue reading Stop focusing on best practice, start focusing on right practice

24
Oct 16

Thinking outside the box for leadership opportunities

“As a leader, you want everything you do to be impactful, lasting and leave a positive impression… Nobody leads alone, and leadership manifests in everything you do.” Claudia Huertas, Group Director, Operations and Programs at the Department of Industry shared her Triple 8 Leadership Plan at last week’s Women in Leadership NSW conference. Comprising 8 … Continue reading Thinking outside the box for leadership opportunities

05
May 15

How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

The health sector faces a challenging future.  Forecasted resource scarcities due to skill shortages, funding unpredictability and changing models of care all emphasise the need for health leaders to become even more responsive and transformational in order to meet these challenges.  Through implementing a suite of training programs to give clinicians experience in practising skills in … Continue reading How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership

09
Oct 14

Leadership development is broken

Leadership development is broken. A majority of HR directors agree that their leadership development programs are not effective or providing lasting results. It’s a confronting reality, particularly when research suggests we are investing billions of dollars into the effort; and developing leaders is our number one priority, globally. Why are we so bad at it and how … Continue reading Leadership development is broken

03
Sep 14

10 ways to Feng Shui your mindset as a new leader

“You can’t start the next chapter of your career if you keep re-reading the last one”  When an employee makes the move from employee to leader there are some fundamental changes in mindset that most people haven’t considered before they take that leap.  So here’s some tips to make sure you balance the energies in your … Continue reading 10 ways to Feng Shui your mindset as a new leader