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Posted on July 05, 2017

I Want Another Drink

When I first starting consulting, my first client was an exceptional Life Coach. We arranged that I would consult with him in return for his coaching me. He was very gracious in being my first client. We agreed that when the coaching came…

Posted on June 30, 2017

Empathy. The Leadership Performance Driver

In last week's edition, I talked about the importance of validation. The day after I wrote that piece I was reflecting on a conversation with someone I had just met with and realised that I neglected to validate their current experience.…

Posted on June 30, 2017


Speaking with an acquaintance recently they asked me how I was doing. Given they had asked I thought I'd give them an honest answer. I chose to disclose a certain personal area that I was challenged with but instead of acknowledging it…

Posted on June 28, 2017

Wanky Marketing

No doubt you would have been approached by salespeople or marketing material that just didn't seem to ring true. I recently received a message from someone I don't know personally who started by saying "you truly are a consultant with…

Posted on June 15, 2017

When Listening IS The Solution

At the end of a discussion with a friend yesterday after we had plumbed the depths of simple topics such as death, life and depression they said "I like talking with you. You don't tell me how to fix things, you simply listen." It was a…

Posted on May 25, 2017

Leadership Lessons: When Leaders Act Like Children

Leadership education comes in a myriad of forms - from Universities to Kindergartens with children often overlooked as being those we can learn from. Children are inclusive. I watch how kids include one another until they learn the art…

Posted on May 18, 2017

What Is, May Not Be For Always

The popular Brunetti Cafe in Swanston Street, Melbourne is being torn down to make way for the Metro Rail, an $11 billion rail project. Some of the words used in one of the articles about the various businesses affected were…

Posted on April 05, 2017

When was the last time?

When was the last time you: did something for you? played with a child? 'wasted' time on meaningless activities? laughed so hard that tears ran down your face? were truly grateful for your lot in life no matter how good or…

Posted on March 09, 2017

Thinking about Thinking

Today I visited the inspiring Victorian location of Healesville - a town nestled in the wine region of the Yarra Valley. I went to catch up on some work, particularly to write but found myself sitting for a long time, staring at the…

Posted on January 30, 2017

Melbourne Heartbreak. A Personal Reflection

For those of us who live in Melbourne Australia and no doubt for many across the world, the recent senseless killing of five innocent victims by a man speeding up the footpath into lunch time crowds is simply judged as abhorrent. Last…

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