What’s the secret?  No great secret really… Over the last 10 years I’ve played with a life planning and goal setting approach developed by Stephen Covey, born from his famous book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  At the heart of More...
Many of us would have seen the Corporate Executive Boards 2014 research report* which identified three themes reshaping HR, including the drive to transform the HR function by moving beyond HR support to HR insight.  We also probably More...
In a 2009 TEDx conference, Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why, posed the question, what’s your purpose? He went on to say that we all know what we do and we all know how we do it but very few can clearly and credibly say why.  The power in this idea is that other people can see More...
Where there’s a need for coaching, the question often arises as to whether that need can best be met by an internal or an external coach.  In one-off instances, this might be easily answered but where we are considering coaching for many people, or in many More...
Research shows that the connection between individual and organisational wellbeing is undeniable, and more to the point, extremely relevant to organisational performance.   Did you know that the annual per-person cost of lost productivity for More...
Organisational change and transition is an everyday reality - whether it's a change in role, a redundancy, a relocation of the team - it's all around us.  This transition from the old to the new is a very personal journey; one that is significantly influenced by More...
Standing at the Monday morning assembly at my daughters' primary school recently, I received a timely reminder about the importance of community and inclusiveness and its role in our working lives. Inclusiveness is closely linked to feelings of involvement and a sense of More...
Over the last 10 years or so there has been a lot of discussion in HR circles about how HR can partner with the business to deliver value.  This shift in the positioning of HR has seen significant change in how HR functions and teams are structured, resourced More...
Direction, protection, order these are the things that might be typically associated with a leadership role. Direction - help define where we are going. Protection - shield the team from de-stabilising influences. Order - put structures and frameworks in place to enable the work.  More...
I recently came across two interesting references  that got me thinking and reflecting.  Firstly The Four Journeys of the Leader, by Prof Gillian Stamp  and The Great Life Redesign, by Caroline  Cameron. Now I may be showing my age, however, I have been giving a lot of thought More...
I had just completed a two-day workshop developing front-line leaders for a major Australian corporation.  The program, rolled out nationally and ongoing over several years, was judged a huge success.  Participants loved it and the feedback was great from across the business More...
Through working with many clients and client organisations, I have learnt a great deal as an executive coach and leadership development facilitator.  I thought it fitting to share what I’ve learned about the 10 most important behaviours of highly effective leaders. More...
As organisations seek to target the spend of their development dollars more effectively, we’ve noticed an increasing interest in the concept of learning agility from those who influence, or are responsible for, investing in the development of employees.  So what is learning agility and More...
Most of us have experience of workshop facilitation, either as a participant or as the workshop leader.  Equally we have all witnessed good and less-than-good facilitators!  But have you ever considered what the skills of the best facilitators can tell us about good management More...

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The tools of leadership and talent development.

The tools of leadership, culture, and talent development

LTA use a range of psychometric tools to accelerate learning, development and change. Across our culture, capability,... More...

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Addressing the real issues of solving business problems.

Action Lab® addresses the real, thorny issue of solving business problems.

At Action Lab® a team of key employees solve an actual task of strategic importance to the business, and at the... More...

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LTA draws upon the talents of a highly motivated and committed team. LTA people actively chose to work as specialists in their field. More...