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26 03, 2020

Needing clear clarity!

2020-03-26T13:06:26+00:002020/03/26 at 1:06 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

This was an Australian’s Minister’s lament over the confusing messaging regarding the new ‘Corona 30-minute hair-cut rule’. It seemed that restricting your coiffure to a snappy trim reduced your chances of contracting the virus. But then 48 hours later – it was deemed that a full highlights and perm treatment […]

20 03, 2020

Isolated and anxious

2020-03-20T14:51:13+00:002020/03/20 at 2:51 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Twenty-five years ago, BT imbued its UK audience with the value of connection through its popular advertising campaign “It’s good to talk”. Apart from a nostalgic trip down the memory lane of nineties fashions and home telephones, its messages ring particularly true today for a new world ripped from […]

13 03, 2020

Emotions are infectious too

2020-03-13T11:58:10+00:002020/03/13 at 11:58 AM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

These are challenging times. On top of a lack-lustre economy, we now have a pandemic. As a friend of mine put it, ‘Everything’s a bit sh*t’.

He’s right in a way and it’s easy to let the panic outside get inside.

What does this mean for leadership?

Neuroscience (and real life) […]

5 03, 2020

Not giving a s#%*

2020-03-05T15:05:02+00:002020/03/05 at 3:05 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Whilst the world spun in panic this week over the threat of the Coronavirus, Australia drained its supermarkets of toilet rolls. Knives were drawn (literally), elbows were sharpened and supplies were stripped from shelves and squirrelled away to enable creature comforts in the unlikely event of quarantine.

27 02, 2020

The hope of the Pope

2020-02-27T15:40:14+00:002020/02/27 at 3:40 PM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

‘Giving something up for Lent’ remains popular in many countries, regardless of religion, or a lack of it. It is a little negative, however, and perhaps ‘taking something up for Lent’ – a new habit – would lead to better outcomes.

So, while it was heartening to see Pope […]

20 02, 2020

Special Bleet: Latest leadership research

2020-02-20T14:29:30+00:002020/02/20 at 2:29 PM|

By Juliet Hammond, LIW Business Impact Consultant

This month there are predictions for the year ahead: Blanchard highlights coaching, building trust, and listening as the top 3 leadership skills; and Forbes identifies L&D trends for 2020 including closing the learning doing gap, mobile learning, democratising leadership and alignment to engagement. Could biosensory technologies be the […]

13 02, 2020

A hand up? Show me the data

2020-02-13T14:59:57+00:002020/02/13 at 2:09 PM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Assistance comes in many forms for team members. This week, a moment was captured when an orangutan offered a hand to a man clearing snakes from a river.

However, the man in question knew a useful fact: orangutans can be unpredictable. He used that data point and chose a different […]

6 02, 2020

Fear: a deadly virus

2020-02-06T09:44:48+00:002020/02/06 at 9:44 AM|

By Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

The Corona Virus outbreak is currently dominating every corner of our media. A recent article by Peter Hartcher focused on the impact of our actions in either fanning the flames of fear or containing them. The proactive management of people’s potential emotions is a key opportunity for leadership. ‘Confidence […]

31 01, 2020

The feats of Clay

2020-01-31T08:57:38+00:002020/01/31 at 8:57 AM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

The news this week of the death of Clayton ‘Clay’ Christensen, author, business consultant and, by all accounts, really nice bloke. By his own measure (how many individuals you have helped become better people) he lived a successful life.

The many eulogies paint a picture of a brilliant […]

24 01, 2020

Take the L

2020-01-24T11:01:39+00:002020/01/24 at 11:01 AM|

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

In leadership circles we often talk about ‘humility’, ‘curiosity’, ‘vulnerability’ etc. to encourage people to be less concerned with ego.

However, we can fall into the trap of using these in an egocentric way. Who hasn’t heard someone say ‘I’m curious…’ then ask a question that tries to prove […]