Blog Category: High potential leaders

Fear – the change leader’s friend or foe?

October 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I was recently invited to deliver the keynote address at the Public Sector Change and Transformation Forum in Singapore. The theme was leading organisation change and I spoke about neuroscience and effective change leaders …

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Effective leaders are insensitive to criticism

September 14, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Most believe that critical, or constructive, feedback helps develop the self-awareness necessary for effective leadership. Neuroscience explains why highly self-aware leaders are actually insensitive to criticism …

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Women in leadership summit, New Zealand

June 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Last month I was invited to speak at the Women in Leadership Summit in Wellington, New Zealand. Theresa Gattung, former CEO Telecom NZ, and other high profile speakers inspired delegates with moving accounts of their personal leadership journeys …

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Executives need bandwidth and discipline

May 13, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Executives today face a virtual smorgasbord of information. Our 24/7 globally connected world provides infinite options for action yet it can also contribute to poor executive decisions and dysfunctional behaviour.

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Are your leaders risk takers?

January 16, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

In a recent Australian Financial Review article I spoke of three attributes shared by high potential leaders. These included mental agility, emotional stability and quick, but well-considered, decision-making. Andrew Cornell’s widely read article explored why some ‘alpha’ executives pursue highly challenging and often risky activities outside of work.

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Welcome to Potential

July 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Our mission is to improve the way we identify and develop leadership talent. This blog has been established to share research findings and practical experiences. We hope this will challenge current thinking and ultimately influence the practice of leadership selection and development.

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