Why you should collaborate with your competition

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Written by Monika Gisler If I asked you right now, “How might we redesign the role of the Disability Support Practitioner in order to more efficiently and effectively meet the needs, wants and aspirations of the NDIS participant?” What would you say to me? Perhaps, you would take a longer-than-normal sip of your coffee and silently pray that this delay would mean a change of topic. Unless you have suddenly cloned yourself and grown 10 brains, you and I both […]


Achieving a balance in leadership skills, without sensitivity

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Guest post by our collaborative partner, Niamh O’Brien At a recent conference I asked a speaker on leadership whether he thought there was a growing awareness of the importance of feminine leadership characteristics in making businesses successful today. The answer I got was how he considers male leaders to be as good as female leaders and vice versa. It was not the question that I was looking to have answered. I know that there are amazing leaders of both genders […]


How to give constructive feedback

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Our trusty Feedback-o-Meter from our Greater Collective workshops Communicating effectively in team-based environments in the workplace is extremely vital for growth and wellbeing. However, one of the biggest factors that make us apprehensive to communicate effectively, is giving and receiving real-time feedback. In fact, feedback and effective communication are one of the top-rated skill-sets to have as an employee as highlighted in the research conducted by Foundation of Young Australia (FYA) regarding the future of work. Over the past decade, […]


Our first Breakfast Roundtable Recap – Insights from Google

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“Can we, as a team, take a risk without feeling insecure or embarrassed?” Last Monday, we hosted our very first Breakfast Roundtable at WeWork in Pyrmont. Despite the early Monday morning start, we were thrilled to meet and engage with like-minded individuals who joined us at our breakfast where we talked about the importance of people and culture to a business. During the roundtable, we discussed how people are the bearer of ideas and how these ideas are often the […]


The Future of Work- What is Needed from Leaders?

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A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of hosting a fantastic Meetup at the Collective Purpose space at Woolloomooloo. Despite it being a Monday evening, we were thrilled to see so many people brave the cold to come and join us. The Meetup started around 6pm and there was a positively infectious energy going around as everyone started to get to know each other. We enjoyed some snacks, refreshments and pizza (of course) and everyone was encouraged to write down their […]


Does a Team really need a Leader?

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Teams are becoming like self-driving cars…they don’t necessarily need one appointed leader to run the team day-in-day-out. Just like a car is doing away with one driver and is becoming ever more sophisticated at things like forecasting trouble ahead, getting in and out of tough situations, overcoming fatigue and human error…the same is happening with teams. We explore the power of Collective Leadership in our flagship leadership program designed for anyone who has ever needed to step up and take […]


Young leaders, driving without a license

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It always astounded me, how linear and over simplistic the process is to become a leader. You excel in your role, for example you might be in sales, so you hit your target consistently, your customers rave about you, your manager looks great because you’re bringing in the numbers and then BOOM you get the keys to a Ferrari. Well not a real one but the equivalent of one, you get promoted and are given a team to manage. Surely […]


What kind of leader do you want to be – The lover, with a woeful ballad?

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  “Leadership is a lot like love. Everyone thinks it’s special, but hardly anyone agrees on a definition” (Peltier, 2010), and yet lists of top leaders like The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders are being compounded regularly and agreed upon. How to define and measure good leadership As there is no commonly used leadership definition available, many different models of leadership exist. Some focus on personal qualities or traits, some on behaviours and actions, some concentrate on the quality of the […]