Why women need more role models in Senior Management

By Dr. Richard Carter, Partner LMAP Australia Women still only represent 10% of directors in Australia. This is not due to lack of qualifications – Women represent nearly 60% of university graduates, a trend that has been accelerating for many years. And it’s not due to lack of awareness either – study after study has […]

Increase your likeability as a leader

Seven key steps that executives can take to increase their likeability… It seems unlikely that a complex issue could be overcome by following a few simple steps. However, Harvard Business Review conducted a research project to see if this was possible. They asked 51,836 leaders to use 360 Assessments and created a likeability index based […]

A Vision of Leadership Development for the 21st Century

One lovely Wednesday morning in February, a group of people, passionate about leadership, gathered together to reflect on current leadership development philosophy and practice, and to imagine what might be different in the future. The forum took place under the banner of “Phronesis” where business education professionals gather to share insights and create space for […]

Solving the Employee Motivation Puzzle

Whenever you find yourself addressing an employee motivation issue, don’t automatically assume that offering a positive reward or providing negative reinforcement will solve the puzzle.  First, ask yourself three questions. Do employees believe that their efforts will lead to successful performance? Do employees believe that their successful performance will be rewarded? Are the rewards (intrinsic […]

Self-efficacy – an Empowering Learning Catalyst for Change

One of the most empowering paths to growth and learning is self-efficacy. Claire Jones is a Principal Creative Consultant at Be Learning and a leading facilitator on the journey towards self-efficacy in the workplace. Claire recently inspired a group of clients at a joint networking event in Sydney for Be Learning and Cliftons, a leading […]

Launching LMAP 360 – Igniting Leadership Conversation

It has been a busy time since Be Learning launched the innovative LMAP 360 leadership assessment tool in Australia in October. To date we have conducted 37 trials with 14 clients and distributors across Australia including the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The results are sparking new conversations about leadership behaviours […]

Old Habits Die Hard: What does it take for leaders to transform?

Breaking old habits that no longer serve their purpose is hard for leaders.  Not only does the leader personally need to do something different but they also have an audience of followers watching their every move.  Modifying one’s own behaviour is hard enough without having to think about the impact this change has on others!  […]

Fire, Snowball, Mask, Movie: How Leaders Spark and Sustain Change

The following article by Peter Fuda and Professor Richard Badham is the result of a comprehensive study about the common experiences of highly effective leaders uncovering a number of metaphors which describe how leaders spark and sustain organisational change. The article highlights just some of the amazing work by Richard Badham in the area of […]

Can Leaders Learn to be Resilient?

There has been a long running debate about whether leaders are born or made.Certainly the business world believes they can be made. Google ‘leadership development’ and you get over a quarter of a BILLION hits. Amazon.com has over 400 books tagged by customers on the subject of leadership development. In fact a whole industry has […]