Tag Archives: Leadership

Faux Pas: Telling Leaders What They Want to Hear

In our first meeting, one of my clients said straight faced and unapologetically, ‘We’re map and chart people. We like to know where we are and where we are going.” Given his military career, I actually found this more a reminder re: what my approach with said client should be rather than any clear indicator about expectations pertaining to the

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NSW and the ‘Let It Rip’ Leadership

Just over two months later, on 15 December 2021 – mere hours after the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced ‘…vaccines alone will not get any country out of this crisis’- the newly-minted NSW Premier and insolvency tax lawyer, Dominic Perrottet eliminated the mandate on hotel quarantine, reduced the number of contact tracers and health workers at Covid-19 testing sites, removed the mandate on mask wearing, social distancing and other preventative measures against the health advice of the Australian Medical Association, and the NSW Chief Health Officer.

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Women of Merit

Last week, Australian media was saturated with discussion of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new cabinet. Statistical comparisons with cabinets from New Zealand to Africa to Afghanistan were a plenty. Discussions centring around how poorly Australia sits from a representation of women in politics, point of view. While the Iraqi and Afghani comparison’s were a stretch at best. In Australia, post

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Gender, Sexuality and Security

A friend recently commented how nervous he became, anytime ‘The Feminists’ got started in a class discussion. Having had the recent privilege of sitting in a three hour seminar about Gender, Sexuality and Security, led by Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott and featuring guest lecturer Dr Megan MacKenzie, of the Government and International Relations Department at the University of Sydney, I was intrigued.

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