July has been a month with lots of sporting activity. It’s reminded me to think about what success is in the broadest possible sense.
In among all of the other craziness of recent weeks, I’ve also had to recruit to a vacancy in the team. We had more than 70 applications for the post and going through them reinforced the points that I made in this piece on Medium in 2018. This time I did something that I haven’tContinue reading “Going beyond the interview”
What’s the difference between leading and managing? I’ve extended my theatre director analogy to help me think it through.
This is an edited version of a post that was originally published on 29 April 2015. In April 2015, I attended a conference on the Future of Work, organised by the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. My Masters project was around social network theory and human resources and I had beenContinue reading “Personal reflections on Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations”
My 6 ways of thinking about creativity in organisations, based on academic research
I had a funny reminder recently of how I’m going to face some real culture shock when I head back to Brussels. This story is a useful reminder of the importance of inter-cultural communication skills, and the dangers inherent in making assumptions. I’m trying to find a role to go back to and had beenContinue reading “Retuning my cultural antenna”
Plain writing is important in many areas of life and work. These are 7 principles I use to get a headstart.
Block time in your calendar to get things done.
Thinking about what goes on in your meetings goes a long way to making better decisions.
This week, a year after I started, I got my Certificate of Engagement from IAP2 Australasia. The course has been a whirlwind trip through the IAP2 approach to public participation and engagement, which has definitely made me think more carefully about how to engage with people in a meaningful way, as I move through theContinue reading “Certificated!”