Category Archives: Leadership

The importance of ‘please’

Why it is that I find myself, as a new-ish Dad, quoting my father?… What my father has in spades is manners. As a young teacher he was quickly promoted and ended up leading people at schools he’d previously taught at, having returned, promoted. That would have been a challenge. Colleague one day, then a

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What ER’s Dr Mark Greene and Eddie McGuire have in common

There’s a strong parallel between the opening episode of ER and Collingwood President Eddie McGuire’s handling of the racial slur directed at Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes. In the episode, a newly-minted senior ER doctor Mark Greene in the midst of a (fictional) crisis in his unit is counselled by a senior colleague thus: You set the tone…You set

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Ten things I’ve learned in a week of ‘working from home’

With recent changes to my career, two weeks ago I began the adventure of building my own public affairs consultancy and also developing rapidly The Armchair Selector. Since then, I’ve learned and reflected on a number of principles for working from home and how to maximise my productivity. Love to hear your experiences and thoughts

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Building The Armchair

It started months ago with mucking around on the digital camera, talking about cricket. From there, an upload to YouTube and hello, what’s this – hello iMovie! Sometimes ideas evolve, and as I sit back now a few weeks after the launch over Easter of our sports-based fan-written website The Armchair Selector, it’s timely I stop

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Reviewed – High Wire Act: Ted Rogers, by Caroline Van Hasselt

Where to start in reviewing this 520-page tome? WHAT a book. This book is not just a biography on Canadian media / technology owner and magnate, Ted Rogers, although that’s what I bought it for. It is much, much more than a biography, providing detailed insights into the personality and drive of Rogers, whose name

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