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1 12, 2016

Take time for you

2017-02-13T10:55:47+00:002016/12/01 at 11:45 AM|Tags: , , |

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Talking with one of my coaching clients, we arrived at a stark conclusion. Being so busy at work can make you too busy to take a much-needed break.

An addictive diet of task completion creates a muddled perception that we must keep going. Would we go cold turkey if we suddenly stopped, […]

30 06, 2016

Guarding your sense doors

2016-07-01T11:23:50+00:002016/06/30 at 5:56 AM|Tags: , |

If there were companies and people taking money from our bank every day without asking, we would not be happy but that’s exactly what’s happening with our attention.

This is the view of Oliver Burkeman in a recent article in the Guardian. Attention is a limited resource and one that we should protect as closely as we would […]

22 06, 2016

Making the right choice

2016-06-22T13:41:47+00:002016/06/22 at 1:41 PM|Tags: , , , |


By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW
Sydney, Australia


Family feuds. We have all seen them and many of us have been entangled in their ugly web.

Forced to choose, take sides and defend our position, humans often reduce their rational perspectives to fierce, emotional stances. Social megaphones such as Facebook blast opinions even further.

From afar, it appears that Britain is […]

10 05, 2016

Special Bleet: latest leadership research

2017-02-13T10:55:49+00:002016/05/10 at 10:54 PM|Tags: , , |

Each month, we review the latest leadership thinking and share it with you in the bleet form you know and love.

Research this month highlights two very current themes: millennials and teams.

Bersin and Deloitte both produced research on how organisations are increasingly restructuring to enable work in teams which collaborate cross-functionally and form and reform as […]

3 05, 2016

A star team will always beat a team of stars

2017-02-13T10:55:49+00:002016/05/03 at 12:03 PM|Tags: , , |

It looks like the Pope might be signing for Glasgow Rangers.

At least, the chance of that happening was seen as more likely (at 4000-1) a few months ago than Leicester City – the Foxes – winning the Premier League title (5000-1).  They just did.

What does this mean for leadership?

  • Leadership beats resources: in a sport where […]
28 04, 2016

This happy place

2017-02-13T10:55:49+00:002016/04/28 at 12:58 PM|Tags: , , , |

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Imagine hosting an event for over 50,000 people – young, old, abled, disabled – from across the planet and delighting them 365 days a year for 60 years? Add to that a sense of magic which revives the weary from a stressed-out and always-on world.

A recent trip to Disney reduced my […]

14 04, 2016

The airbed of trust

2017-02-13T10:55:50+00:002016/04/14 at 12:55 PM|Tags: , |

In a TED talk recorded in February this year, Joe Gebbia, co-founder of airbnb, tells us how they designed the site to build trust.

At about 8:00, Joe shares some airbnb research that shows that we trust people who are like us: ‘a natural social bias’.  The interesting thing is that when hosts or guests have 10 or […]

30 03, 2016

Managers matter. Who knew?

2017-02-13T10:55:51+00:002016/03/30 at 10:44 PM|Tags: , , , |

New LIW research shows that if participants in leadership development programs meet their managers along the way, they are 2.5 times more likely to ‘strongly agree’ that they achieved improved business outcomes.

What does this mean for leadership?
You could ask: ‘Where is the cause and effect here?’  Do people who report to good managers (who take […]

17 03, 2016

Leadership moments in the US presidential race? Surely not.

2017-02-13T10:55:52+00:002016/03/17 at 2:18 AM|Tags: , , , |

“Yes, we can” was the presidential rallying call eight years ago. Last week it was “Knock the crap out of ‘em, would you?”

Leadership day and night. Many fear a dark one.

Shortly before Marco Rubio stepped out of the race he commented on Donald Trump’s style in a surprisingly human way.  “The job of a […]

3 03, 2016

Leadership trumps leaders

2017-02-13T10:55:52+00:002016/03/03 at 11:49 AM|Tags: , , , |

The US primaries have put the word ‘leadership’ in posts and articles from Facebook to The New Yorker.  Exciting to see leadership being given the prominence it deserves, you might think.  Not so much.

Too often, these articles talk of leadership but are actually referring to the people on the podium – the leaders – not the […]