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Culture follows Purpose

Culture follows Purpose

I have always believed that the signs of outstanding leadership will always be displayed in the behaviours of the followers. Given the number of organisations currently undergoing reviews of their culture and behaviour, it seems we are seeing many signs of poor or...
The life of every man is a diary

The life of every man is a diary

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” J.M. Barrie This quote has significance to me on two levels. For the...
How Do You Define Winning?

How Do You Define Winning?

I have, until recently, spent 4 seasons working with the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League, and have also had the opportunity to work with the Sydney Swans in the AFL for a number of years. The difference this weekend between the two clubs brings...

Bob Murphy: Leather Soul

In one section of Bob Murphy’s new book, Leather Soul, he explores the role of Leading Teams in creating an environment where open and honest reviews are a link to team and individual success. Bob makes reference to vulnerability – an unfamiliar concept in...

AMP: Different Organisation, Same Issue

I found it very interesting to see the take on the crisis facing AMP on the Four Corners episode, Money for Nothing, on 23 July. Much of the episode was dedicated to outlining the litany of wrong-doing both legal, moral and cultural. I found myself trying to think of...

To Me, Relationships are the Key

Recently I was invited to join a panel of four at a launch for Leading Teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The launch was to support one of our newer facilitators, Kurt Wrigley, who is leading our operations in Sydney. We invited guests to ask questions of the panel...

How High Performing Teams Handle Defeat

I have just arrived back from the Gold Coast having been to see the Australian Diamonds play in their Commonwealth Games semi-final and gold medal games. The semi-final was a resounding victory over our old foe – New Zealand. The gold medal game was against a...