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P.M.’s failure to inspire a nation – and how Churchill can help.

Groundhog Day. Half of Australia under lock down. Another school holidays ruined. Thousands of businesses smashed – again. Why, over 15 months into this thing, are we no better protected than in those first dark days of early 2020? Having been cruelly impacted by the virus, countries including the UK, parts of Europe and many …

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BELIEVE

Last weekend an extraordinary thing happened. The Harlequins team won the UK Rugby Premiership in the greatest cup final ever played. Six weeks into the regular season, Quins had won only two games. They had moved away from their DNA as a creative running rugby side. Confidence was at rock bottom. Head coach, Paul Gustard, …

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Your roadmap to Professional Brand success.

Your Time to Shine For years I have been writing that business leaders and consultants alike must actively build their professional brand and influence. COVID-19 has simply amplified that need. Leaders know they need to build influence with their people, customers, bosses and boards. Technical competency and time served are no longer a guarantee of …

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Build your Professional Brand to stand out in a post-pandemic market.

“ANZ Bank has brought about the biggest white-collar job loss revolution in Australia’s history. They will be followed by big professional firms and miners. All previous mass reductions of white-collar staff have been related to the economy. But this one is related to technology, so it’s permanent.”  So wrote Robert Gottliebsen in late 2019. According …

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Why connection trumps capability – and what to do about it

I recently ran a leadership workshop where I showed Dr Brené Brown’s excellent first Ted talk (still one of the top 5 of all time). I’ve watched it many times and usually concentrate on the section where she discusses vulnerability. But this time I was struck by Brené’s first point – about the reason we …

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