The easy way to get organisation structure right

The easy way to get organisation structure right

I have helped many organisations to restructure. I used to do it using a typical consulting method. I would talk to a bunch of stakeholders in the organisation, consider the strategic purpose of the organisation, look at the structures of similar organisation, do some...
Should You “Whistle Blow” on a Colleague?

Should You “Whistle Blow” on a Colleague?

The tradition of whistleblowing has been established for decades. Typically, it involves an employee identifying bad behaviour of senior people and confidentially reporting them. There are many famous cases where this has brought wrongdoing to light and lead to...
Does your career have true meaning?

Does your career have true meaning?

The ancient Greeks said that happiness comes in two forms: • Hedonic. This comes from pleasant experiences – time with friends or family, doing things you like, food, wine – you get the picture. • Eudaimonic. This comes from the degree to which you are living a...
Helicopter Parenting and Helicopter Leadership

Helicopter Parenting and Helicopter Leadership

A fascinating study was released recently on the phenomenon of “helicopter parenting” (Majdandžić et al, 2017). What it showed was that parents who were overly protective of their children tended to cause them to be more anxious. Parents who engaged in “challenging...
Jarrod’s Leadership (Williamson) Journey (Part 1)

Jarrod’s Leadership (Williamson) Journey (Part 1)

I’ve decided to start writing a blog series to share with you my leadership journey as I embark on the Leadership Victoria Williamson Community Leadership Program in 2015. This will be series of posts throughout the year aimed at sharing with you my reflections and...