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Connected communication: The key to improved collaborative outcomes

16 May 2021

Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future. – Eric Berne “Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis”   Recently coaching my primary school-age child through playground conflict, I got to thinking; too often, this type of petty conflict borne through basic communication breakdown continues well beyond the school gates and into our workplaces. Thankfully, as adults and leaders, we can learn how to navigate workplace interactions to […]read more

Board culture: It is more than talking the talk

6 February 2021

It’s not the rules and regulations. It’s the way people work together. – Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, What Makes Great Boards Great   Fundamentally, it is the role of every Board to ensure their organisation’s prosperity. Yet, as they convene to decide the organisation’s strategic direction and discuss governance, financial performance and current risk profile, it is often their own culture that directly influences their effectiveness in this role. Too many times, my clients have contacted me when they reach crisis […]read more

Collaboration: How would you score on a behavioural assessment?

19 November 2020

Gone are the days of working in your project silo of technical expertise, valuing processes and tools over individuals and interactions. Collaboration is now recognised as a critical contributor to success in complex infrastructure projects. Collaboration is much more than a resource box to tick that the chosen few can look after. It is a culture that must be evident in every project interaction and decision. It is a way of doing things built on emerging relational practices that foster […]read more

Achieve greater project outcomes: innovate!

30 August 2020

High-performance projects: 5 ways to create and harness innovation You have probably heard Albert Einstein’s expression, “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”. Replace “intelligence” with “outstanding project management”, and you have pretty much hit the nail on the head. Now, more than ever, it is not enough to know how to deliver the project and tick those boxes; projects must provide the best possible outcomes. To do this, we have to continuously test the boundaries and […]read more

5 Strategies to Engage Your Team – Now!

13 July 2020

“Engaged employees are psychological “owners”, drive performance and innovation, and move the organisation forward.” – Gallup Report 2017 Have you ever met Bob from marketing or Karen from accounting?  Team members who are just going through the motions. Previously these guys were high performing go-getters.  Yet, somewhere along the way, their drive, pizzazz, and oomph have been seriously sapped. An employee who becomes disenchanted, like Bob or Karen, cost a business a lot.  After all, business success depends on the […]read more