They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Whilst this quote has been around for a while now, I doubt it has ever been more appropriate. It is in these uncertain times that we demand great leadership. We demand leaders who demonstrate genuine care for the people they have … More Data and Empathy – strange bedfellows.
At the beginning of the 2003 AFL season we sat down at the St Kilda Football Club to determine the team values. As usual the old favorites such as honesty, loyalty and trust featured prominently in our deliberations. However, this season there was a desire to do something a little bit differently, a little bit … More How caring set a team up for success.
They say every cloud has a silver lining. The silver lining for me during this lockdown period has discovering the plethora of sports programs on pay television. I have discovered a whole new world of choice and content that I never knew existed; and I love it. From binge watching The Test, The Last Dance, … More Sports docos – the big lesson for us all.
When things are tough and we are a bit down we all need a bit of TLC to boost us up. But is ‘tender loving care’ in the workplace appropriate? Is this something you want from your boss, your colleagues or your staff? Probably not is my tip. So here’s a far more effective use … More Workplace TLC – it works, but not how you think.
You have a choice – you can sit and wait for the lockout to be over; or you can get to work and come back better than ever. For those interested in the latter; here are some vital steps you need to take in order to become the high performer you dream about. Be great … More Isolation is not an excuse.
The thing we need most in a crisis is leadership…strong, decisive and compassionate leadership. Note that I said compassionate leadership and not passionate leadership. There is a difference, and the best leaders know this and use it to good effect. To help you lead your team or organization through a crisis, here are a few … More How to lead through a crisis
No commuting, no early starts, no suits or heels and no-one breathing down your neck – what is there not to like about working from home? Whilst the majority of us who have been confined to our abodes for the indeterminate future start out with positive thoughts, it doesn’t take long for reality to set … More Working from home – how to make it work.
Teachers and parents – can you imagine this scenario? A teacher tells a parent not to worry about their kids’ education. ‘Just drop the kids off at school and pick them up at the end of the day. It is best if parents aren’t seen or heard whilst they are at school and when you’re at … More Why kids need coaches and parents
It took me 16 years to realize that I wasn’t a great leader. The irony is that it was my reputation as a leader that was keeping me in the game. By the end of my career I am pretty sure that leadership was the key reason my name kept being added to the young … More Confessions of an AFL Captain