I was asked to observe a leadership team meeting to watch the dynamics and provide some insights as to why a number of people on the team did not actively get involved in the meetings.  As I watched from the back of the room I noticed that the CEO had a very unique approach in the way that he led the meeting.   Once his direct report shared their weekly update, he would quickly tell them
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My over 35 soccer team played in the Grand Final. We were playing a team that had won almost every game and we had previously lost to them – twice. With most of us playing on this team for the past 5-8 years we all knew that we had the ability to lift our performance and win. The week before the match the number of messages on WhatsApp skyrocketed. There were plenty of excited comments, strategy recommendations,
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My daughter is in her last year of high school.  Last week as I was about to step out the door to go to a client meeting and she asked, “Can you make Father’s Day breakfast at school?  It will be my last one.” Of course, she said it with a smile that let me know she really wanted me to be there. Like many schools, the students help to prepare breakfast for Father’s Day
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Our soccer team made it into the Semi-finals, which is so exciting.  I have played with the same group of players for the past 8 years and this is the goal that we have had from the beginning to become Grand Champions. I had a busy week out of Sydney and after arriving home around 9.30pm,  I was excited to spend some time with the family. Then it happened. As we were talking, my wife
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This week has seen the final of the Australian Future of Leadership series for 2019 finish in Melbourne with my last presentation on Why Leaders Need to Delegate (and how most stuff it up!) During the break, a senior level leader was buying a copy of my book and started a conversation about the different generations.  She had heard my talk about how many leaders complain about the younger generation and how they think and operate differently.
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