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TP 41: Josie McLean

By | November 29th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

This one is for the change managers and anyone involved in change making. Josie McLean of The Partnership shares the results of her research and turns change management on its head. She puts to rest many of the assumptions we make about organisational sustainability, workplace culture and the impact of imposing company values. This interview brings in mental models, systems thinking, a worldview that values interconnectedness and a human-centric perspective that embraces context, complexity, living systems and sustainability in it’s most ultimate form. Josie offers so much to ponder and really practical stuff around how to bring people management into [...]

TP 40: Stephen Duns on Leadership’s Shadow

By | November 16th, 2017|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Stephen Dunns was a career CEO and now teaches about leadership and is exploring a new realm in the shadow side of leadership. What happens when virtues become vices? We discuss the impact of your ‘emotional wake’, the tension in wanting a hero leader but resenting them when we get them, the fact that we want to be in control but no one wants to be controlled. We get to hear Stephen reflect and share the path that went from feedback that gutted him, to being inquisitive, inclusive and a true leader in walking the talk. This is the [...]

TP 38: Jen Storey

By | November 1st, 2017|Change, Consulting, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Today’s career path looks very different than our parent’s. Jen Storey's career path looks like a chicaning river. She’s worked across a wide array of industries, business sizes, in journalism, marketing, e-commerce, customer experience and now she focuses on advising organisations on disruption and innovation. True innovation. She helps us look at the future of work through a human lens where it looks less threatening. Thinking of the future, this is a person you really want working on large scale strategy, looking at what’s possible and what’s next. She believes in our ability to change and offers some practical [...]

TP 37: Sacha and Sonya

By | October 11th, 2017|Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Do you have teenagers? Are you raising the next generation of leaders? Sonja and Sacha have been working with young people, speaking in schools and cultivating a wealth of knowledge about how to empower young people and support them to make better choices. In their recent book, The Two Worlds of Your Teenager, they help parents understand the journey their kids are on and what parents can do. You can tell how much I enjoyed this interview by how much laughter there is, often I'm a bit on the serious side, but this interview was quite different. I had [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Change, News, World|

Wanted: Progressive or curious organisations interested in Unconscious Bias and it’s impacts on decision making, recruitment, diversity and workplace culture. I’m offering 60-90 minute workshops in October and November as part of the Do It In A Dress Campaign. Google has made their Unconscious Bias Workshop Materials available on a non-commercial basis. A perfect opportunity to raise funds to help educate girls in Africa while delivering the workshop to workplaces in Melbourne….in a dress. Why? Here’s the backstory. I have the privilege of a university degree. Yet I have experienced discrimination. Much of it subtle ‘micro-exclusions’ and some speculative. [...]

TP 36: Chantelle Baxter

By | September 27th, 2017|Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

What does it take to build a successful charity? Chantelle Baxter started One Girl, the organisation behind the Do It In a Dress Campaign, in her mid-20s, and after years of building the organisation stepped down as CEO. We learn about her journey, how long it took before she started paying herself, the cost to her physical health, her commitment to transparency and fun, how it helped build a strong relationship with a large community of committed supporters. She also talks about her latest venture, serious health challenges and what’s important to her now after all she’s experienced. This interview is dripping with inspiration, listen up! Links Chantelle's website , on [...]

Accountability Tools

By | September 26th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Productivity, Self-Awareness|

It can take a lot to achieve a goal and sometimes we need support to hold ourselves accountable. There are plenty of resources that talk about apps and mindset, advising you to measure progress and manage your energy not your time, great I love all of those, but this is really focusing on practical accountability support. If you’re already clear about why you want to achieve, a specific goal and have a good understanding of what the benefits of achieving it are, here is something that might help. I’m focusing here on three areas: technology, internal tools that relate [...]

TP 35: Worldview Literacy

By | September 6th, 2017|Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, World|

What is worldview literacy and what does it mean for leadership? Jerry Nagel and Kathy Jourdain have created a body of work around Worldview Intelligence. "We think with and through our worldview but rarely about them.” This conversation not only gets us to think about them, it has wide ranging implications for how we deal with difference and diversity. From this interview you will learn, the impact of worldview on both a personal and group or organisational level, the 6 dimensions of Worldview intelligence, how to distinguish of sympathy and empathy from a worldview perspective, the role of confirmation bias and what [...]

Mutual Mentoring on Success Mentor Summit

By | September 1st, 2017|Mentoring|

You may have heard me talk about mentoring, especially if you're a Tall Poppy Podcast Listener. It's come up in quite a few episodes (Eps 4, 15, 22, 26). And it comes up in the work I do. Both as a consultant and in my current project with Enterprising Wyndham Vale. After I interviewed Claire Diaz Ortiz (Episode 26) about her book, she invited me to be part of the summit, and after a few delays (life happens!) it's going live next week! Claire's interview with me about Mutual Mentoring is part of the Success Mentor Summit and goes [...]

TP 34: Sally Anderson Evolved Leadership

By | August 23rd, 2017|Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy, World|

If you could end suffering, would you? If you could turn trauma into your greatest strength what difference would it make? Would you be empowered? These are the questions that lead us to a bold vision held by Sally Anderson, Founder of Evolved Leadership and author of the Co-Creative Age - The next evolutionary phase of leadership. This episode is not for the faint of heart, it’s for those who hunger for a thriving and prosperous future for all. Sally Anderson is dangerous…to the status quo, to how much we tolerate our own pain and suffering. This isn’t just [...]