Big Thinking

Every month, we’re delighted to host a complimentary breakfast for our community at mwah. HQ in Sydney. We affectionately call them “BoBs” – short for Break-Out Breakfasts. The format is nice and simple – Open with an ‘in situ panel’ (two or three guest experts giving an opinion of perspective), then an open conversation across […]

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First Posted by Margie Hartley on 22 August 2017, on www.gramconsultinggroup.com How we work together to create positive results and relationships is my passion and my work. I use the term Social Intelligence. The ability to effectively navigate and negotiate complex social environments.  A learned skill that defines who we are. Whether I am facilitating teams, […]

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(Image Credit: The Office) Every year, about this time, we’re asked for advice on Christmas Parties. What to do? What are the risks? How to avoid risks? What are the responsibilities? How to be inclusive? What’s the ‘right’ way to do this well?   Some people talk about some crazy legal workarounds they’ve heard about, […]

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Answering the question – Is it possible to end an office romance well?   Thanks for your feedback on the case studies we’ve shared recently on bullying and dismissal. Both very tough topics, but both issues that can be better handled than they usually are, simply by adopting a more generous and open mindset. As […]

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Last week, I watched two speeches by two very senior leaders. In both cases, I found myself watching every fibre of their beings, with every fibre of mine. I was watching for honesty, and the vulnerability that comes with it. I could hear all the words, but I was watching their faces, looking for a […]

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I’m always fascinated by so many leaders thinking they’re truly talented at managing talent when we all know that so many people leave a business because they’re not developing, and businesses are always looking outside because the internal talent isn’t ready. Ironically, it does remind me of the gender pay gap. Almost every leader I’ve […]

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I am deeply disturbed by the Harvey Weinstein saga that seems to deteriorate further every day. My reaction is not unique, but the reason I am so disturbed seems outside of the current narrative. I am furious about ‘the guy’ and his predatory and likely CRIMINAL actions. I am devastated about the cover ups – […]

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This is your chance! Its your turn! You have been working (really) hard in the year (and years) leading up to the promotion round. You feel like you’ve done great work, you have great relationships and are ready to take that next step. Your ducks are in the perfect row. Then, the unthinkable happens – […]

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Getting people together to talk is a great idea, so why does it go so wrong? Here are the big mistakes leaders make in All Staff Meetings (also known as Town Hall Meeting) and how to avoid them. How many times have we all heard the feedback – “There’s no communication. We don’t know what’s […]

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First Featured in AICD Magazine – Company Director. October 2017 Edition   Rhonda Brighton-Hall There is no greater impact on a business than people. No greater competitive advantage if you get it right. No greater disadvantage when you get it wrong When Boards think about what keeps them up at night, there are a few […]

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