Category: Leadership

October 25, 2022
Do Unto Authors

Four Principles for Reading Well In his helpful article, Joe Rigney, pastor, academic scholar and author, uses a familiar biblical reference to illustrate how we can thoughtfully consider the meaning and significance of written texts. "To do this, we must distinguish between what the author meant by his words and the effects of his words on […]

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October 13, 2022
Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

This video highlights the steadfast faith of the long-serving monarch and the certainty she had of life after death, granted to believers in the risen Lord Jesus. In her 2014 Christmas message she said, "For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an […]

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July 25, 2022
Leading Better with Bigger Questions

As a researcher, Meryl Herr is used to asking questions. However in her everyday conversations, questions do not always flow so easily. In this article she suggests how we might initiate really useful life questions with others. "I wonder if we’re all cheating each other by not asking big-enough questions—or at least the questions that […]

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May 4, 2022
A Holistic Understanding of Creative Goodness in the Workplace

This is a podcast discussion excerpt between Missy Wallace and Brandon J. O'Brien from Redeemer City to City. Christians are encouraged to consider what is meant by the public sphere, and how churches might equip their members to demonstrate Christ in many different realms of work and influence. "The Global Faith & Work Initiative is […]

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June 8, 2021
Never Waste a Good Crisis

The golden opportunity for the C-Suite to drive for a new & better future Introduction It was Sir Winston Churchill who said, "Never waste a good crisis". Nothing was more true than in these unheralded times. What have we learned? What have we unlearned? What have we re-learnt? Where can we grow? How or what […]

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June 8, 2021
The Narcissist in the Workplace:

How do you deal with both narcissistic bosses and employees? We have already discussed what a narcissist is in a previous article ("The Narcissist: What is it exactly?") suffice to say that the world famous Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minnesota defines the narcissistic personality disorder as "a mental disorder in which people have an […]

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June 8, 2021
What is a Positive Culture?

And how do we bring it about? As we established in a previous article (http://www.drdarryl.com/announcements/what-is-culture), organisational or corporate culture is all about the values and practices shared by the group. It’s about “the way we do things around here.” This is not something to be taken lightly. As we saw from the Global Human Capital […]

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June 8, 2021
The Pandemic Tail: It’s called Exhaustion

Introduction Every major traumatic event has a tail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bushfire, an earthquake, a terrorist attack or a flood for example, they all leave a tail. What does that actually mean? What this says is that during a major trauma, there is a peak in the trauma cycle. The bushfire rages, […]

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June 7, 2021
Trust is What Leaders Need to Provide in an Uncertain World: So How Do You Build it?

In times that are unheralded, where all the routines and guidelines are up ended, where social etiquettes are now unclear, where social norms are no longer the norm, where life's routines are dishevelled, where work life has been displaced, where the workplace has now been reconfigured, where families and friends have been separated, where new […]

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May 25, 2021
Crucial Conversations

The Stressor for managers and leaders alike What Commonly Happens In the coaching work that I do, it is certainly true to say that almost all leaders and managers who I encounter want to create a positive culture for their staff. They want a good team environment. However, it is also true that the one […]

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May 25, 2021
Corporate Psychopaths

The Office Politics that can Leave you Totally Destroyed Most of us have been conditioned to believe that psychopaths end up in jail because they are violent or aggressive and definitely anti-social and criminal in some way. However, we need to be re-educated. What if they came disguised in suits? What if they camouflaged themselves […]

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May 11, 2021
6 Coaching Conversation Examples and Scripts

Good coaching and mentoring requires thoughtful preparation. Dr. Gabriella Lancia gives practical advice on how to structure a coaching session with example conversations. "When planning your annual family vacation, you can already visualize the route you will take. You see the road ahead and the pit stops, and you see yourself arriving at your destination. […]

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