Blog: Notes from the workplace garden

5 competencies that will set your frontline leaders apart from the rest

If you are looking to create new leaders who aren’t just good but who stand out from the rest then you need to look closely at the key competencies you offer them at the start of their careers. There are numerous skills that frontline leaders need to […]

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Why everything takes three months

Gardeners know that you can’t fight nature. That’s why they make plans based on the four seasons knowing that everything they do will probably take about three months to make a difference, like planting bulbs in Winter to be ready in Spring. I think this is a […]

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Are your senior leaders chickens or pigs?

Have you heard the joke about the chicken and the pig? It goes like this … in a bacon and egg breakfast, what’s the difference between the chicken and the pig? The chicken is involved, but the pig is committed! So what does this have to do […]

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Knowing when it’s time for a team makeover

Like many gardeners, the people who look after one of the historic buildings in my suburb have been busy over the summer holidays giving their garden a makeover. It would be an understatement to say it was long overdue. I like what they’ve done apart from the […]

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How to justify your new leader development program

Leadership development matters. I believe it matters most for people in their first leadership position, what I call the frontline leaders. You may be reading this post nodding your head in agreement. However, this belief is not reflected in the way most organisations currently spend their development […]

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