Something special happened on Friday May 5, 2017. R U OK? held its second CONVERSATIONAL LEADERSHIP: inspiring people, inspiring change - morning event – generously hosted by PwC in their new Barangaroo premises. It was a sell-out event, and after the success of last year we were hopeful we would provide value to those attending.
(shutterstock image) There is compelling evidence to show that a supportive and psychologically safe culture is critical to an agile and resourceful team. Whilst Gallup estimates that a team leader determines 70% of the team’s engagement level, there are other factors a CEO must consider when striving for a high performing organisation. When I led
Change fatigue, stress and burnout are increasingly becoming major issues for leaders. At a recent workshop we asked the leaders why they wanted to know more about improving mental well-being in their teams. After all, everyone is busy, so why did they invest time in a workshop to know more about this subject? These were
In 2000 I was a Joint Managing Director with management consulting firm AT Kearney, when I crashed and burned (more later). Since then I’m continually surprised by the volume of people who ask my advice about helping someone they are concerned about. I have told my story through my keynote presentations, the BACK FROM THE
Every organisation I speak to is trying to do more with less, faster than they did before. This requires the capacity to try many things, fail a lot, learn quickly, and adopt the successful ideas fast. So what is the secret to an agile, fast learning and resilient tribe? Amy Edmondson, a Harvard Business School
A survey we conducted revealed that the greatest cause of employee disengagement was “change fatigue”. The cost of this disengagement and burnout is enormous with a 2017 survey of 614 HR leaders showing that 46% of them believed this was responsible for up to half (20 to 50 percent, specifically) of their annual workforce turnover.
https://youtu.be/Np5AYschNaY A few years ago I was asked to go on a cattle drove in outback Australia with the leadership team of Medibank Private. The purpose of the cattle drove was to raise funds for mental health services. The area had just been through several years of horrendous drought and things were pretty dire for
https://youtu.be/w0hyIoNZCMA People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt is consistently rated as one of the top 5 American Presidents. He is known for driving change for the greater good, including the conservation of natural resources (preserved 230 million acres for national parks), control of
This week, we are very fortunate to have David Bakker as a guest blogger. David is in his final year of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University where his research is in the field of mental health apps. He shares his expertise with us here.... Smartphone apps have revolutionised many services, from ordering food,
In 2012 Google began a quest to understand how to build the perfect team. It was in recognition that teams need to collaborate more than ever before. One recent study in Harvard Business Review , revealed that the time spent by managers and their teams in collaborative practices has grown by 50%. Google