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Why is diversity still an issue in Australia?

Posted on August 10, 2016

I always thought I was lucky to live in Australia. After all, we live in an egalitarian society right? Our institutions are run along a philosophy of meritocracy, right? Your …

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Asking for a pay rise

Posted on July 20, 2016

Recently, I was asked by a relatively young female engineer about how to ask for a pay rise and it got me thinking. My first question was, “Why should she …

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Are we training up a bunch of heroes?

Posted on July 6, 2016

Organisations worldwide are investing billions of dollars in leadership training – after all it is hard to argue that we want to be led by bad leaders. But are we missing …

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Gender Equality at the Workplace

Posted on July 6, 2016

Gender diversity is the “flavour of the month” at the moment. The case for greater participation of women at senior levels as a driver for high performance has been made …

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An employee bill of rights

Posted on June 21, 2016

I believe that employees in organisations world wide deserve the following human rights. The rights to: One, and only one, manager to whom they are accountable A manager that they …

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Is there something wrong with you?

Posted on May 24, 2016

Most organisations subscribe to the hero approach. They believe that making better organisations means ‘fixing the people’. There is a billion dollar training and development industry out there that is …

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Domestic violence and how we treat our children

Posted on May 10, 2016

I am incensed by taxpayers money being spent on wrong messages! DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A REAL ISSUE IN AUSTRALIA. The government’s latest adverting states: “On average, one woman is killed …

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What does parenting have to do with women’s leadership development?

Posted on April 26, 2016

The gender statistics in Australian corporations are poor and in the engineering sector, they are appalling.  The Victorian government has gone so far as to require all of the water …

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What if leadership development programs widened the gender gap?

Posted on March 21, 2016

In many senses, discussions about gender diversity are boring.  We have been talking about it for decades. Women are still grossly under represented in leadership positions across the country and they are …

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Football is Melbourne

Posted on March 8, 2016

Football crosses class and age barriers. The barrister and the truckie can share a conversation about how Hawthorn played on the weekend and AFL is a great game that we …

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