The Passive Aggressive Problem

Lee Jones General Manager Squareweave I recently presented to a Leadership Victoria conference on the topic of “Why Not for Profits Should Not be Afraid of Risk.” It was a lot of fun, but the most interesting thing to come out of the session was the visceral response I got to discussing passive-aggressive behaviours within […]

The secret to providing good advice

I love new ideas. The problem can be convincing other people. Many people working in government, business or charity – experts in their own fields – provide advice to decision-makers on a regular basis. It can be frustrating when that advice seems to be ignored but if you’ve done your prep, there’s a better chance your […]

10 Principles of Leading Change Management

These time-honored tools and techniques can help companies transform quickly. Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less […]

5 tips for better decision-making by stepping outside of your head

My head is so often full of words and scenarios that I sometimes have to make a conscious effort to step outside of that familiar space before making important decisions.  It’s an occupational hazard. Until recently, I would start every day trapped in my mind, going over how words or decisions might be interpreted – […]

Does open government make for good government?

The concepts and principles of open government are profound in terms of their implications and execution, and are fundamental to Australia’s conception of good government, argues Chris Eccles, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. There is a growing global consensus about the importance of open government and a lot is happening in […]