18 02, 2019

Keynote to AHRI and intelliHR

2019-02-18T14:35:43+00:00By |Events, Leadership|

I am looking forward to sharing my highly interactive keynote ‘When Worlds Collide.’ with the Australian Human Resource Institute and intelliHR in Brisbane this Wednesday. I will be sharing that to successfully work with the 'elephants in the room', leaders need to approach issues, conflicts and dilemmas with an understanding of the underlying value sets of those involved. Our potential as human beings can be realized by better understanding our own values and those of others. In fact, without doing so, we limit the source of new ideas and lower our organization's creativity.  Registrations are open on the AHRI website or contact cpdevents@ahri.com.au. Feel free to invite colleagues from your organization to inspire conversation across all functional areas, and by doing so, promote more productive, inclusive and diverse workplaces. Price: AHRI Members – Free / Non-members – $20.00 For further details contact: Andrea O'Halloran – 0439 077 630 Convenor AHRI QLD Diversity & Inclusion Network

4 02, 2019

Keynote to IPA Victoria Congress

2019-02-04T13:40:12+00:00By |Leadership|

I am looking forward to sharing my keynote ‘Doing leadership differently: How to best lead your future practice.’ with the Institute of Public Accountants' Victoria Congress this month at Phillip Island. I will be sharing that to keep growing successfully and sustainably, every practice needs to do leadership differently. We will look at the dominant instincts that shape leaders and hear about Plato’s three drivers of the human soul. We will develop a sense of the stages of growth for accounting practices and identify the blend of leadership traits and virtues needed at each stage, along with the levels of self-awareness needed for doing leadership differently. For Accountants who are on the Lookout for the Pinnacles of Leadership, the Institute of Public Accountants' Victoria Congress this month at Phillip Island, on 28 Feb - 1 Mar has it all. This year's congress has a wonderful line-up of speakers and activities, so please check out the IPA website below and join me. Early bird pricing must end this Friday 8 Feb. Info and bookings (early bird ends 8 Feb) at https://www.publicaccountants.org.au/viccongress2019 and sarah.cooke@publicaccountants.org.au or 03 8665 3153.

3 09, 2018

Keynote to AIEA this week

2018-09-03T17:35:54+00:00By |Events, Leadership|

I am looking forward to delivering my popular leadership conference talk 'Basic Instinct', to the Australasian Interim Executive Association here in Brisbane tomorrow. I will share that every successful business needs three basic instincts. - A self-preservation instinct - which asks how am I? - An adaptation instinct - which asks where am I? - A connection instinct - which asks who I am with? Our potential as human beings is to have equal access to all three instincts from birth, but alas this is not what happens. In the womb and during early infancy, one instinct starts to dominate. The challenge we face is that we continue to favour one of these three basic instincts. Furthermore, we drive the strongest aspect of our personality through this dominant instinct, often in an unconscious way, which eventually unhinges our effectiveness as leaders. Knowing our dominant instinct allows us to create new space for the other two instincts and helps us reduce myopic vision, raise business health and embrace the diversity necessary for successful and sustainable performance. Those attending will hopefully come to know themselves and understand others a little better as a result. Details at https://www.aiea.org.au/Upcoming-Events