Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in the Australian workforce

Women make up 45.9% of the Australian workforce according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency but do they have the same representation across all levels of management? The answer to that is quite obviously no, and for some companies this just isn’t good enough. Gender equality is more than a tokenistic attitude towards the role of women…

Blended Learning for Leadership and Diversity

We’ve always said that although there are certainly some born leaders in our world, there are many more great leaders who have acquired and polished their leadership skills over a period of time. So, we know that with training, great leaders can be created. Modern training techniques have evolved to reach beyond the training room,…

7 Key Trends – Neuroscience of Leadership

2018 will be a year of change so it promises to be very exciting. While there are many possibilities ahead, here are seven of the key trends I see impacting our workplaces this year. The increasing importance of social development at work: Our social group was for the company as well as for self-protection. We…

Fast Track Your Leadership

I remember when I was little driving from Brisbane to Cairns with my family. I was sitting in the back being my inpatient self (this hasn’t changed) and saying to my parents literally every 5 minutes – “Are we there yet?” This is an interesting memory for me when I started my career as I…

How to be a Great Future CEO

In leadership circles there is a lot of talk about how to be a “great” leader. This is only natural, I suppose, as no one wants to be “average.” Leadership is a highly competitive environment, and it’s not enough to just pass. As leaders, we are driven to excel. What Does a Great Leader Look…

Why your business isn’t as gender inclusive as you think, and how to change that.

‘’How gender inclusive is your business?’’ ‘’It’s very inclusive. About 50% of our employees are women. We have a new policy which encourages female recruitment.’’ ‘’That’s great! How many women do you have on your board?’’ ‘’Oh. One.’’ ‘’And how many female execs do you have?’’ ‘’Umm…one.’’ ‘’OK. What about your senior leadership team? What…

10 Key Revelations from the Diversity Debates

Leadership HQ’s recent Diversity Debates Dinners in Sydney and Melbourne were exciting and thought-provoking. The panel of speakers included Laurice Temple, Amanda Rose, Nicola Mills and Fiona Vines, Chris Lamb, Barry Borzillo, Neil Dalrymple and Peter Birtles. These high profile CEOs and industry experts were able to share their observations and experiences in the diversity…