Walking into a headwind: The barriers women face trying to build science careers

Australia’s parliament has a problem retaining experienced women. As a workplace, it’s not alone. Women make up half of all science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) PhD candidates and early-career researchers in Australia — but only 20% of senior leaders. In other words, we don’t have a problem with women entering the STEMM pipeline, but rather, … Read more

Study finds nimble and agile leadership informs behaviour of women CEOs

A recent study of the habits of Australian women CEOs reveals the road to the top is haphazard for many female leaders. The study released by Korn Ferry and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD),  Australian Women CEOs Speak, examines the careers of current and recent women CEOs in Australia and highlights the shared factors to … Read more

The excellence dividend : meeting the tech tide with work that wows and jobs that last (book)

Author: Tom Peters Management guru Tom Peters shows that nothing beats a high-quality product or service, designed and delivered by people who are as dedicated to each other as they are to their shared goal. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters offers brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can … Read more

A “shallow pool”: Women still vastly underrepresented at the executive level

The results of the Chief Executive Women (CEW) ASX200 Senior Executive Census 2018 show gender balance is slowly heading in the right direction, but the raw numbers indicate the proportion of female to male chief executive officers is still ridiculously low. Women in ASX200 companies hold only 7% of chief executive officer roles. That figure … Read more

Why emotions are the secret weapon for successful leadership

In business there is a saying- ‘it’s more important to think with your head than your heart’. But, as modern research shows, this statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Professor Neal Ashkanasy of has built an academic career in the field of organisational behaviour, focusing his research primarily on organisational psychology and emotional intelligence. … Read more

Humble Leadership : The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust (ebook)

Authors: Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective. As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make … Read more

The Long-Distance Leader : Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership (ebook)

Authors: Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel As more organizations adopt a remote workforce, the challenges of leading at a distance become more urgent than ever. The cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel, show leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership. The authors’ “Three-O” Model … Read more

Legacy : 15 lessons in leadership : what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life (book)

Author: James Kerr The All Blacks are the world’s most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we – as individuals, companies and teams – learn from them? Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They … Read more