One of the collateral benefits of belonging to the Sydney Institute is the occasional blog by Shelley Gare. Her most recent blog was particularly interesting with a long section on scammers and the scammed. It is certainly worth a read. In the blog Shelley described how the scammed get sucked in. Often their friends have a hunch something is wrong; some even compile a dossier, but it is often to no avail. In one study of the scammed covering 1300 deceived respondents 90% said they.....Read More
It is not often that you get a chance to see hubris in action but we in Australia have just seen one of the greatest exhibitions in my lifetime. For those unfamiliar with the term hubris is a Greek word meaning an extreme and unreasonable feeling of pride and confidence in yourself. On 4 February 2019 Commissioner Kenneth Hayne, delivered a scathing commentary on Ken Henry’s testimony before the Royal Commission on Banking last November describing it as pompous and arrogant. Henry’.....Read More
The Human Resources Director ezine recently re-posted an terrific blog by Emily Douglas: How to manage an “Alpha” employee. Compared to the Kumbaya meme found in most posts on leadership this blog reeks reality. Douglas begins by asserting that confident and successful Alpha males comprise up to 70% of all senior executives quoting from Coaching the Alpha Male: “Alphas reach the top ranks in large organizations because they are natural leaders—comfortable with responsibility in .....Read More
One of my coaching clients, Robert Bolton, alerted me to a two-part program produced by the ABC and now streaming on Iview: The Larrikin And The Leader. The program is about Bob Hawke, Australia’s most successful Labor Prime Minister who won four elections. I regard Bob Hawke as the archetype successful leader. Not only was he smart (he was a Rhodes Scholar) but he had in spades the three EQ components needed to be a successful leader: Socialiser (aka Mover), GoGetter (aka Hustler),.....Read More
"Put in a sales perspective, I loved your presentation! I got a lot from what you talked about and I will read your book."
Peter Morris, Executive Officer, Lomax Financial Group
Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:
- Great presentation. Very informative.
- Excellent presentation.
- made me think.
Christi Spring CEO Institute. - web www.ceo.com.au.