The Serendis Blog

What Goes Up Must Come Down

9 June, 2020

What Goes Up Must Come Down

Are you finding that team engagement and motivation are currently at risk? Over the last few months we have observed an incredible amount of agility and hard work from people working across various businesses and organisations. These behaviours are leaders’…

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Exercising Leadership From Home 2: Building Resilience

3 April, 2020

Exercising Leadership From Home 2: Building Resilience

Following our first exercising leadership from home blog, this second blog shares an approach to help leaders strengthen resilience, so you can bring higher levels of resourcefulness to your conversations, interactions and thinking, and also bolster trust and cohesion in…

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Exercising Leadership from Home 1: Webinar Series

19 March, 2020

Exercising Leadership from Home 1: Webinar Series

In these unsettling times, leaders and teams are navigating uncharted waters.     For many businesses profit, revenue and cash-flow runways are evaporating and working from home is the new normal, presenting its own raft of challenges and opportunities.   In crises, when we feel…

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In times of crisis, consciously focusing on Psychological Safety will pay off

12 March, 2020

In times of crisis, consciously focusing on Psychological Safety will pay off

It feels like we are on a cliff edge, all waiting for the next piece of breaking news about the Coronavirus. Every state and territory in Australia is now affected and the numbers are rising daily.[1] High profile politicians and…

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InclusionPulse Series: Are You Creating an Inclusive Culture at Work?

7 May, 2019

InclusionPulse Series: Are You Creating an Inclusive Culture at Work?

Imagine this. An acquaintance invites you to come along to a social game of your favourite team sport. We are in Australia, so let’s use footy. Australian Rules Football for all my non-Aussie connections. You like this person. You admire…

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Why you need a mentor and how to get one

2 April, 2019

Why you need a mentor and how to get one

I have a three-year-old son. He is always asking me for a boost. He wants to climb higher in the tree, sit on the counter to help me cook, or stand on the most precarious obstacle at the playground. He…

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When Cultural Values Lead to Groupthink, the Company Loses

13 November, 2018

When Cultural Values Lead to Groupthink, the Company Loses

As a business shapes its public reputation, hidden conflicts can undermine its effectiveness. by Maud Lindley, Jeffrey Schwartz, and Malcolm Thompson Excerpt from story published in Strategy + Business Magazine The business of a corporation is no longer just business. In the past,…

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Moving from anxiety towards vocation

11 February, 2018

Moving from anxiety towards vocation

When I ask my clients about their hopes or goals for 2018 … the answer is unanimous. They all promise to a have a quieter year, to be less stressed, to achieve a stable personal and emotional balance that allows…

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Why cultural intelligence matters in a global economy

8 November, 2017

Why cultural intelligence matters in a global economy

Cultural intelligence is becoming increasingly important in business today. To be successful, global organisations require connectivity through individuals and effective collaboration across the world. As companies expand into different countries, this opens up access to different resources, knowledge and talent…

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Leadership in a VUCA world

25 August, 2017

Leadership in a VUCA world

To develop their leaders, companies spend millions of dollars in training, psychometric tools, 360 degree studies, professional coaching and other consultants. A recent study has shown that these frameworks, which are relatively traditional, tend to develop managerial skills rather than…

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One woman's uplifting story of returning to her career after a break

6 August, 2017

One woman’s uplifting story of returning to her career after a break

Our guest post is by Michelle Warnock, a participant on the Serendis Career Returners Program. She writes a candid account of returning to her career after a break to raise her four children… Ten years ago I was a woman with a thriving career.  I…

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The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

28 July, 2017

The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

Much has been written about the merits of mentoring. From personal experience, having facilitated cross-sector and internal mentoring programs for several years, I have observed how structured mentoring operates as a powerful lever to accompany individual, organisational and sector change. Serendis’…

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