What can the Hindsight of 2020 offer? Learning from the mistakes of the past will help us move more decisively toward a different future. Facing the reality of what we experienced in 2020 will take time to process. These are some of my reflections so far and my take on what's possible, what I'm grateful for and how to have a positive impact on 2021.
Preparing for a post-pandemic world involves being flexible now on our path to resilience. Adapting to the current context is crucial for those who are faring well to support those affected and coping less well. Human-centred leadership skills are fundamental to developing resilience, starting with flexibility.
What is leverage? To move something with less force for greater impact and movement.It makes movement easier. This is what I’ve discovered about leverage in leadership skills. There are three areas that we seem to struggle most with that just a little bit of learning can go a long way. Leveraging these skills can make a bigger difference in a wide array of areas, most notably, workplace culture. The three skills are 1) feedback: giving and receiving, 2) difficult conversations and 3) professional boundaries. Feedback: Giving and Receiving This is an area that gets plunged into the ‘too hard basket’. [...]
Tall Poppy Podcast Series on Women and Power- Michelle Ryan: Powerful woman. They say that women hold up half the sky yet the number of women in positions of leadership doesn’t reflect this. Michelle Ryan is a professor at Exeter University, a researcher, social and organisational psychologist, looking at gender inequality. What does that mean, and what can we do to promote equality? Michelle helps us unpack the reasons for the low numbers of women in leading roles, and impact of stereotyping and imposter syndrome relating to women and power. She helps us see that we’re not alone and [...]
Tall Poppy Podcast Series: Women and Power What does it mean to be fit for the future of work? Michelle Gibbings helps us unpack the skills and competencies of leadership when the world of work is changing so quickly. She brings an experience of having difficult conversations in her own career and how to navigate the power structures of the corporate world. She helps us see what holding your own can look like and where that strengths to do so comes from, relating to power well. We discuss the impact of unconscious bias against women in individuals her determination [...]
Lindsey Brown created Foundry Associates to bridge the gap between technical solutions and society. Leveraging years of experience in the water industry and levelling up from being a solo operator, she created a team that can function without her. She learned this the hard way and offers insights into doing things differently, inviting diverse perspectives and being connected to purpose and innovative strategies to leverage resources. She's also the Victorian Vice Chair of the Australian Water Association and talks about the differences between working with volunteers in a well-respected industry association and working with paid staff. She shares what it's [...]
"By 2020 people will begin to understand what digital democracy is, the system won’t change itself and those in power don’t benefit from changes to the current system." says Adam Jacoby, Chief Steward of MiVote. He, his tribe and team are disrupting democracy by bringing blockchain technology and a redesign to collective decision-making. Not just digital democracy but looking at how it could be, a model that educates, not just improving on how it is now. We discuss, succession planning, transparency of political donations, failed initiatives, young people and mentoring, and the growth of this digital democracy movement. Resources MiVote website Adam's [...]
After an extended break, Tall Poppy is back with insights about the future of work today. Su Lim, founder of Six Ideas, is creating a virtual global village to create better futures for working and learning. Working with distributed teams, global clients and modern ways of approaching complex problems including an appreciation for cultural differences and the value of diversity. Learn about the key success factors for this kind of work, tools of the trade and the role of passion, emotion, curiosity and questioning in the future of work as it’s already happening. See through the looking glass for what insights [...]
If you’re interested in communications, the impact it can have and what really makes humans happy, what inspires us to do what we don’t think is possible, getting those barriers out of the way and going for it, you will love my conversation with Kylee Fitzpatrick. She has created The Performance Code, Team Women Australia and is self-made woman. She is a super switched on, high powered, yet down to earth human being who was a high achieving corporate exec who saw an opportunity to be more true to herself, making an exit, giving permission to others to do [...]