How to attract the hidden funding opportunities

I spent a day this week at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's conference (CASE ASAP conference) in Brisbane where I attended the role of academic leadership and its linkage to philanthropic funding. CASE focuses on "advancement professionals" who are often the unnoticed group of professionals in organisations who are tasked in leveraging… Continue reading How to attract the hidden funding opportunities

How to achieve unique coherence

Anyone in a leadership or managerial position knows how difficult it is to manage teams. You need to take into account the different skill sets and specific expertise, the personalities, and also different understandings of what needs to be prioritised and when. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly told that we need to… Continue reading How to achieve unique coherence

How to immediately boost organisational performance

Countless books, podcasts and articles tackle this fundamental question: how do you boost an organisation’s performance and do it quickly and effectively. Google gives 7,430,000 results for "how to boost organisational performance". We often look for different metrics across organisations, and make decisions how to run things more effectively in the hope of increasing performance.… Continue reading How to immediately boost organisational performance

Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

I have been attending this week sessions Manager as a Coach, a support program provided by the university for the staff in trying to get us to think more coach-like in how we manage people. My key takeaway messages are that power is something that is shared, that good leaders and managers focus on giving positive… Continue reading Leadership and alter egos: making peer review more humane?

Be Magical: how to create true impact

In the last week I have kept reading Ben Rhodes’ “The World as It is”, given two radio interviews, and also discussed things like what counts as impact with the WonderWomen. Much of this has left me with questions as to what we count as impact, how do we see ourselves in bringing change or… Continue reading Be Magical: how to create true impact