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  • How To - Benefit Others Through Mindfulness

    Mindfulness has seen dramatically increased popularity in recent years, particularly within Western organisations. And why not? Mindfulness has repeatedly demonstrated lots of personal benefits for individuals. As a result, mindfulness almost automatically appears in leadership development traini...

  • How To - Use Entrance Interviews

    Many organisations have exit interviews with people who are leaving the organisation. However, it’s important not just to focus on those leaving our organisation - after all, they’ve already decided to move on. We need to also capitalise on those who are newer to our organisation and the fresh pe...

  • How To - Take a Break

    Being busy and being effective rarely go together. In this video we explore the importance of recovery and breaks for our performance. You will find seven ideas for making a change to the way you work to deliver even greater results while also looking after yourself and others.

  • How To - Share Bad News

    It's difficult to share bad news well. People have a tendency to "shoot the messenger" - placing the blame for the bad news on the person sharing it, and then avoiding that person. But there are simple steps we can take when sharing bad news.

  • How To - Make the Workplace More Fun

    A fun workplace isn't just a nice thing. Having fun at work has significant impacts on performance, engagement, and stress. But research shows that not all fun is created equal. In this video we explore why fun works best when it's part of the job itself.

  • How To - Benefit From Doing Good

    Research demonstrates there are numerous benefits for individuals and organisations from kindness and doing good at work. We provide three ideas to boost the amount of kindness in your workplace.

  • How To - Help Customers By Putting Employees First

    Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin, once famously said “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers.” But does the research back this up? And what can we do to implement this idea in practice?

  • How To - Increase Psychological Safety

    Psychological safety isn't about being comfortable - it's about creating an environment where people can be confident trying new things, making the occasional mistake, and learning new skills. In this video we explore two leadership styles that help build an environment of psychological safety.

  • How To - Bend The Rules With Integrity

    Rules can be frustrating. It can be tempting to bend the rules or ignore them altogether, but this can lead to negative outcomes. In this video we explore how to work around rules but maintain your integrity.

  • How To - Handle Sensitive Issues at Work

    When sensitive issues arise in the workplace it can be hard to know what to say and do. We might shy away from political and social issues, or find it difficult to respond to those taking a particular stand on an issue. In this video we explore practical ways to handle political and other sensiti...

  • Webinar: Demystifying Psychological Safety

    As the concept of psychological safety has become popularised, some of the key elements risk being overlooked. Some inaccurately portray psychologically safe cultures as soft on performance, with low standards, consensus decision making and niceness at all costs leading to risks being ignored.

    T...

  • How To - Build Trust

    Trust is the cornerstone of effective leadership. This week we explore practical ways to build and maintain trust.

  • How To - Deal With Cynicism

    Cynicism in others can be challenging for a leader. This week we outline some practical steps you can take to deal with cynicism in the workplace.

  • Quick Hit - Break It to Fix It

    When looking for ways to improve and make progress, it is sometimes helpful to explore what could be the most negative outcome and what we can learn from that. In this quick hit we look at the benefits of thinking about how to break something in order to make it even better.

  • Quick Hit - Are We Still Debating the Office?

    Ongoing debates remain about returning to the office. Here are some thoughts to tackle this often contentious topic.

  • Quick Hit - Making Work Transformational

    The pandemic shifted much of our work away from transformational towards transactional. What has this meant for us and what can we do?

  • Shane Hatton - Let's Talk Culture

    Shane is a Queenslander by birth, Melbournian by choice, curious by nature and creative at heart. He has spent the last decade developing remarkable leaders, teams and cultures.
    He is an expert in leader communication, blending his experience in business and psychology to help leaders communicate...

  • Andrew Beveridge - Bring Belonging Back

    Psychologist and Founder of Leadership Today, Andrew Beveridge, shares research and practical tips about how to bring belonging back. Make sure you're ready to take notes.

  • Quick Hit - We Are Made to Care for Others

  • Quick Hit - Cross Cultural Leadership

  • Don Schmincke - Samurai, Mountaineers and Entrepreneurs

    Don Schmincke is a best-selling author, researcher with MIT and Johns Hopkins and adviser to CEOs across a broad range of industries. You only have to read one of Don’s books or see him in action to recognise Don is not your typical leadership thinker.

    We discuss leadership failures and fads, wh...

  • Quick Hit - When Good People Do Bad Things

  • Quick Hit - Cooperation Among Strangers

  • Belinda Morgan - Solving the Part-Time Puzzle

    In this Ask an Expert video I speak with Belinda Morgan, author of the book Solving the Part-Time Puzzle - How to Decrease Your Hours, Increase Your Impact and Thrive in Your Part-Time Role. You can find our mote about Belinda and buy the book via her website - www.belindamorgan.com