Recent Blog Posts

TP 06: Simone Maus on Purpose

By | December 15th, 2016|Tall Poppy|

If unnecessary meetings cost an estimated $37Billion Annually, what can we do about it? What is the role of purpose in meetings and in leadership? Simone Maus is a seasoned facilitator as well as a facilitation and leaderships skills trainer. She has been working freelance with Zenergy Global in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Born and raised behind the Berlin Wall, she had fears about loosing her identity in a group, juxtaposed with her "inner Hitler" the work she's done on herself has enabled her to work powerfully with groups and individuals. Links: Simone at Zenergy Global  Simone Maus [...]

TP 05: Future Assembly Special Report

By | December 8th, 2016|Future, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

A special report from Future Assembly in Melbourne, where three young women with very different roles and experiences in the tech world share what they're working on and what's important to them. Grace Wearn Communications Specialist for Vichyper, part of the Space X Hyperloop Pod competition, an initiative of Elon Musk. Casey Thomas CEO of Dark Shadow Studios - A tech start-up enabling risk-free drone racing using VR. Sally Kellaway on diversity in the VR industry with some key advice for employers. Finishing up with a powerful minute from the MiVote presentation with some bold declarations on the subject of digital democracy. Grace's Links Org: [...]

TP 04: Jan Owen on Human Centred Leadership

By | December 1st, 2016|Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation of Young Australians brings an ethical lens to the idea of Human Centred Leadership, shares the most powerful leadership trait and the importance of having your own leadership style as you lead yourself, others and are led. This is the fourth in a series of four interviews on Human Centred Leadership. Foundation for Young Australians website: fya.org.au As mentioned: New Work Order Report Episode updated to include the recently released New Work Mindset Report Find out more about Jan Owen on LinkedIn

TP 03: Simon Terry on Human Centred Leadership

By | November 24th, 2016|Change, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Simon Terry, of Change Agents Worldwide shares his thoughts and insights about human centred leadership. Former exec and CEO, his focus now is about helping organisations adapt to the changing nature of work. Our conversation ranged from his own experience as a young manager to his advocacy of the emerging practice of Working Outloud. Simon's Blog is a rich source of Working Outloud: https://simonterry.com/sharing/ Change Agents Worldwide is a network of professionals who work cooperatively to support organisations to adapt and adopt practices and technology of the Future of Work: http://www.changeagentsworldwide.com/ This episode is the third of four in the series [...]

TP 02: Gayle Hardie on Human Centred Leadership

By | November 17th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Gayle Hardie, Co-Founder of the Global Leadership Foundation. Champion of emotionally healthy leaders, expresses concern with compassion about why we need to include “human” in the description to remind us of what leadership is about. She also shares about her own career path and how getting out of her comfort zone made all the difference. This interview is the second in the series on Human Centred Leadership. Gayle Hardy on LinkedIn Global Leadership Foundation Book: Emotionally Healthy Leaders  (online version PDF) Article on Vertical Development and Emotional Health 

TP 01: Anthony Howard on Human Centred Leadership

By | November 17th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Anthony Howard, the CEO whisperer and author of "Humanise: Why Human Centred Leadership Is the key to the 21st Century" is the first interview for Tall Poppy and one of four in a series on the topic of Human Centred Leadership. He possibly coined the term. Hear predictions for the future of work, why the human touch will be at a premium and a very personal story about some courageous unsolicited feedback that led Anthony to explore emotional intelligence as a way to change to himself to improve his own leadership.

TP 00: Introduction to Tall Poppy

By | November 14th, 2016|Change, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, World|

Sneak Peak: Tall Poppy a leadership podcast

By | November 14th, 2016|News|

She started from a very small seed, she was tossed around in the wind and landed where there wasn't much else around. She grew and reached up to the sun, she became, Tall Poppy. This idea has been in the works for the better part of this year. I have been doing interviews since June and after a little hiatus, we're back on track and just about ready to roll! Tall Poppy goes live this week! Here's a sneak peak at what's coming: The first 4 episodes are a series on Human Centred Leadership with some amazing leaders. Anthony [...]

Leadership is Human-Centred

By | September 24th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

BONUS DAY 22 ReWrite the World Blog Challenge I imagine a world in which leadership is human-centred. So that.... Acts of leadership speak louder than positions of leadership. Those we work for care about our wellbeing more than the bottom line. Those who represent us in government are there to serve more than seek power and play political games. Leadership skills are taught in schools to empower children to be sovereign over their own existence and to hold the collective well-being as paramount in decision making. Today, leadership is as much a learned skill as it is a bestowed title. [...]

Resistance is not futile – How to be a powerful change agent

By | September 23rd, 2016|Change, Leadership|

You know the feeling, like you’re getting messages from the ‘Borg, that resistance is futile. You know that something has to change but it feels like there’s no point trying. It can bring a feeling of defeat. Don’t believe the hype. Things change, it’s part of life. Change is the only constant, it’s inevitable. And even though it seems entirely unlikely, trust me when I say, when you feel you can't affect change, YOU CAN. Here are a few things that will help you see that it’s true. That you can become a powerful change agent. Seeing our seeing [...]