Collaboration in Top Teams: A ‘PROPHETable’ Conversation with Katherine Tulpa

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Katherine Tulpa, featured speaker at the Leadership Coaching Conference “Crossing Boundaries”,  has a fascination with different cultures, and finds both personal and professional joy in working with executive teams that operate on a global scale.

QUT is welcoming Katherine Tulpa as a featured speaker for the Leadership Coaching Conference on 22-23 November. I recently sat down with Katherine near her home in Kings Cross in London.  We talked about why she decided to travel down under from London to talk at the Conference. Read more

Crossing Boundaries Between Sport and Business: Global Stories

Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman

Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman will be speaking at the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ Leadership Coaching Conference.

QUT’s Leadership Coaching Conference on 22 and 23 November features two speakers from QUT’s Faculty of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. I spent a fascinating hour with Associate Professor Ian Renshaw and Dr Adam Gorman talking about how they are going to tackle the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ theme in the Conference. Read more

The Art of Lingering in Leadership and Coaching – A Conversation with Reinhard Stelter

Professor Reinhard Stelter

Professor Reinhard Stelter reflects on the theme “Crossing Boundaries” and the time around the fall of the Berlin Wall

Leaders increasingly operate uncharted territory characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – the VUCA world. Rapid decision making is expected in response to rapid change. Read more

OPINION: Businesses that take the ethical road are future-proofing their people and profits

What's so hard about doing the right thing?

The equation is simple for businesses: the better the ethics of your organisation and its members, the more profit you can make, writes Dr Mark Harvey.

Whether they’re competing for customers or funding, private and public organisations alike need every competitive advantage they can get to survive and thrive. And as people become more savvy about where their money is going, one such advantage has become increasingly clear — doing the right thing. Read more

Soft skills hold the key to career success

Left to right: Traci-Ann Byrnes, First Assistant Secretary, Program Performance, CASG, Defence Graduated PSMP 1998 and EMCPL 2010, Maria Navarro, Graduated EMBA 2010 and current PSMP participant, Dr Peter Beven, QUT facilitator.

They’re often unspoken, but you’d be mistaken for thinking that soft skills such as communication, listening and collaboration hold no relevance in today’s modern workplace. Read more

Experiential Learning for Better Leading

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing” (Kolb, 1974). Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their output. It is the reflection on doing that crystalizes the learning. Read more

Developing a Mindset for Transformation

Leading the transformation of an organisation is a major undertaking that can be daunting to even the most seasoned of senior leaders. Once a leader realises that transformation necessarily means disrupting ‘business as usual’ (BAU) they also have to come to terms with the need to think differently, Read more

Experiential Learning

Using remote controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

Using remote-controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

For the seasoned leader, talk of an executive team planning retreat or development activity featuring experiential learning conjures up dark thoughts about trust exercises (that’s right, the one where you fall backwards into a colleague’s arms), ropes courses or even bungy jumping!

Fear not, the world has moved on from those heady days of equating leadership development with putting your life at risk, or at least updating your health insurance plan.

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