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!”
It’s not a unique insight to say that one of the casualties of COVID has been social connection within teams. The team I lead at the moment has had a particular challenge because we underwent a restructure during COVID. While less than ideal, there were a number of reasons that meant I couldn’t delay. SoContinue reading “Connecting through COVID”
The last 18 months or so have been a period of leadership transition at Uniting, where I work. In July 2019 our then CEO announced that he would be retiring. During the course of the search for his replacement, the Board Chair expressed her interest in the role and was selected. That meant finding aContinue reading “Damned transitions”
I do a lot of thinking about new ways of working. Firstly, because of the focus on organisational issues during my Masters, and working for over a year for the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. Secondly, because of the work with Freelance Australia, and curating content for our community. Thirdly, becauseContinue reading “What remote workers teach us about leadership”
I’ve done quite a bit of recruiting this year, either for my own posts, or being on the panel for colleagues. Luckily I met some really accomplished people and have put together what I think is a great team. But some of the experience was quite exasperating, so I wrote some advice to people applyingContinue reading “Some thoughts for job-seekers”