Leadership Zone Article Series

Browse out latest thinking or enjoy some great interviews as part of the Leadership Zone article series.

Universal truths of female leadership

A quick look back into the history books shows us that there have always been as many wise, compassionate and gracious female leaders as male – Catherine the Great, Elizabeth Fry, Queen Victoria, Indira Gandhi, and Emmeline Pankhurst to name a few. Yet with so many role models and inspirational women going before, somehow our [...]

The Gates are open …

One of the biggest misconceptions in the 2019 business world is that women face unique obstacles in aspiring to obtain leadership positions. Whilst there is no denying that this was once true, businesses today around the globe have made commitments, implemented strategies, and developed pipelines to support women in leaderships roles. In fact, the gates [...]

Leadership is Gender Blind

It goes without saying that effective, human centered leadership skills are critical for any business’ success. Fortunately, the three foundational leadership qualities that any invested leader needs are attainable for all - young or old, male or female. They are gender blind, culture blind and age indifferent. The antiquated notion that men are somehow better leaders [...]

How do you build a campfire of cultural intelligence?

Having grown up in the girl guide movement I have built, nurtured and enjoyed the warmth, love and ambience of many campfires. ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’, sticky marshmallow sticks and scary stories of dark highways weave their magic into an environment of peace, belonging and assurance that all is well in the […]

Deconstructing Leadership with Lisa Scaffidi

Lisa Scaffidi is the first ever female Lord Mayor of the dynamically growing city of Perth, Western Australia. Highly respected as a courageous, action orientated leader who encompasses a considerable and exciting vision, Lisa is a popular role model to many people. She is an enthusiastic and eloquent practitioner of kindness, and a strong advocate [...]

How to manage the ‘warriors’ in your team

Yoda is the most distinguished and powerful Jedi Master in galactic history. Well known for his expert understanding of the Force and skills in light-saber combat, he is most notably regarded for his legendary leadership and deep wisdom. As Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Yoda’s unique brand of leadership exhibits an exceptional skill set. [...]

Who DRIVES your culture?

Writer Anne Dillard reminds us that “How we spend our days, is how we spend our lives.” For many of us, large portions of our days are spent at work. In fact the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Given that a third of our time on the planet is spent at […]

Culture is not a surface Phenomenon

It’s the 1970’s and Professor Bruce Alexander is experimenting with drug addiction. Two cages are set up, each with two water bottles – one with water and one with drug laced water. In one cage is placed a single rat. He tries both water bottles and quickly develops a preference for the drug-laced water. He […]

Deconstructing Leadership with Ian Crawford

Ian Crawford is the real deal when it comes to leadership expertise and developing groups of people with the capability to work happily together while consistently producing high quality business outcomes. He is a passionate advocate of the underdog and a firm believer in the ability of any individual to rise beyond their circumstance to [...]

Deconstructing Leadership with Steve Joski

Steve Joski is the epitome of humility in leadership. His phenomenal strength of character, impeccable integrity and steadfast commitment to his community earnt him the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 1998 Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding devotion and exceptional skills. Involved for many years in exiting and important leadership roles with The Australian Army and [...]