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VISION – THE WHY BEHIND CHANGE

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

HOW TO TACKLE IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

CLIMATE – SUSTAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE THROUGH CHANGE

What is an organisational blueprint?

In the simplest sense, a blueprint is a template from which to build. It’s not meant to be sexy; it’s compound but candid. Within organisations, a blueprint is the grouping of processes, systems, and procedures that give structure and sense to what we do. It’s a corporate comfort blanket of familiarity.

THE POWER OF PERSONALITY IN LEADERSHIP

Effective communication, decision-making, resilience to change… there’s a growing body of psychology and behavioural science research relating personality traits to many of the qualities of a high-impact leader.

BLUEPRINTS – ADDING PEOPLE TO THE CHANGE PROCESS

What is an organisational blueprint?

In the simplest sense, a blueprint is a template from which to build. It’s not meant to be sexy; it’s compound but candid. Within organisations, a blueprint is the grouping of processes, systems, and procedures that give structure and sense to what we do. It’s a corporate comfort blanket of familiarity.

INNOVATION – MORE THAN A GREAT IDEA

Amazon. Google. Uber. Apple… The relevance of originality and ingenuity goes without saying in today’s world economy (The Most Innovative Companies of 2017).

From garage to global industry mogul, but certainly not over-night. Growing a high-impact enterprise needs resourcefulness, engagement, agility and persistence. We need creativity and innovation to stand out from the crowd and come out on top. Innovation is the activation of creativity.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE DISRUPTION & LEADING FROM THE FRONT

Mentoring opportunities are all around us.

One of our most natural human cognitions is to learn from others. This is known in the psychology literature as Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1972). We’ve all experienced learning through observing another person’s actions, or by acting on their advice. We might be less aware of the people who are currently learning from us right now!

HOW TO BUILD HIGH-IMPACT MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS

Mentoring opportunities are all around us.

One of our most natural human cognitions is to learn from others. This is known in the psychology literature as Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1972). We’ve all experienced learning through observing another person’s actions, or by acting on their advice. We might be less aware of the people who are currently learning from us right now!

WOMEN WITH POWER – MORE THAN LUCK

At the beginning of this year, I attended a fascinating panel discussion at the annual Division of Occupational Psychology conference titled ‘Women with Power’. I’ve been reflecting on the outputs from this discussion at a professional and a personal level since. And here’s why…

WHAT KIND OF ROLE MODEL ARE YOU?

We are all role models in some capacity – at work, at home, to our friends and to our children. But we might not realise it yet.

Being seen as a ‘role model’ can be a rather daunting prospect. It evokes expectations of perfection and the need to be constantly on top form. This might seem like a fake reality, or even an arrogant way for us to present ourselves to the world.