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Feedback and Reflection: A Process for Continuing Excellence in Leadership
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In his entertaining and informative book, Legacy, James Kerr (2013) outlines the All Blacks principles of establishing an effective and winning culture, and of exceptional leadership. One of their principles (now taken by many other organisations and teams) is stated in the humorous phrase “No Dickheads”. The principle essentially states that teams should not employ…

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A Paradoxical Task of Leadership
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A Practice Five® Reflection It is very common to read the traits of successful leaders and to read the tasks that successful leaders often undertake to ensure the success of their ventures. In fact, the descriptions of successful leadership qualities and, how to foster and instil those qualities have become an industry in itself. It…

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The Importance and Value of Professional Supervision webinar with Dr Paul Gibney
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Free webinar Friday 16 February 2018 – 11am Australian Eastern Daylight Time Professional Supervision involves a prolonged relationship between a supervisor and a direct report, and a commitment to development, organisational engagement and availability. We believe that professional supervision is at the heart of organisational success. Registration link Dr Gibney will present a model of supervision, the…

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Addressing Dysfunctional and Destructive Behaviour in Teams 2 day workshop – Brisbane: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Very few aspects of organisational life compromise leadership, culture, effectiveness, service delivery and positive outcomes as much as dysfunctional and destructive behaviour in work groups does.

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Designing & Leading Productive Teams 2 Day Workshop – Brisbane: Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 February 2018
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Productive teams are at the heart of successful organisations.  However traditional approaches to hierarchy and teams are giving way to a more decentralised ‘network of teams’approach.

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Unhappy team
Teams Leading Better & Overcoming Team Dysfunction
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In our consulting work, we are constantly asked for advice on working in teams and addressing team dysfunction. Nearly seven-in-ten (68 percent) of those who have ever worked on a team, admit they were part of a dysfunctional unit (University of Phoenix, 2013). Sadly, dysfunctional teams are common in the workplace … but good leaders…

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Looming Leadership Gap
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There are about four million Baby Boomers retiring every year, adding up to a growing talent gap at the leadership level. Research conducted in 2016 showed that 71% of CEOs said that they do not have the leaders they need for the future.

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3 ways to dramatically improve your organization
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Changing Organizations Organizations that are sustainably successful do things differently to others. Their people produce more, stay longer and encourage others to join them. According to Spreitzer and Porath (2012) there are two factors that successful employees have: vitality and learning. Our own research has identified three key components that will engender vitality and learning.

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Can you meet the needs of emerging leaders?
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In 2013, Management Research Group (MRG) completed a large scale global study addressing the question of ‘What makes for a great leader?’ Their research showed that great leaders are both goal oriented and people oriented. However, in a sample of 60,000 managers, only 0.77% were perceived as having both goal and social focus (Kabacoff, 2014).

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Transitioning to Leadership
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At Practice Five we believe that the first few months in a leadership role can be extremely challenging. That is why we have created a comprehensive online learning program that can be easily distributed to employees as they transition to leadership. Here is a link to a recent article from the Chief Learning Officer magazine…

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