The Startup - Part 1: Corporate to Startup and 6 months later…

The Startup - Part 1: Corporate to Startup and 6 months later…
I’ve spent my entire career working for well-established corporates and when a former Australian colleague asked me to consider joining a tech startup based in Geneva and then be permanently based in Singapore, it was actually an easy decision. I was working in London and starting to look for my...
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Is your CEO digital ready?

Is your CEO digital ready?

Quite a number of Australian businesses are somewhere along their digital transformation journey with the CEO an essential part of driving the digital strategy. It can be a daunting task for any CEO especially one who is not digitally savvy to understand digital development costs and timelines, ROI and the competitive digital environment.

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Three Leadership Behaviours That Demotivate Your Team

Three Leadership Behaviours That Demotivate Your Team
Some leaders are born, some learn. I'm convinced that I learned leadership behaviours by observing and involving myself. Like most employees, I have had people cross my path from who I've learned what not to do, simply because I remember just how I used to feel. I felt rotten. In...
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Building Digital Capability - Part 4: You as the Leader

Building Digital Capability - Part 4: You as the Leader
I'm going to close out this 4 part blog series with 3 final points. It was going to be 2 points but after rereading the blog the final point needed to be individually highlighted! Point 1: Make everything a process! You may think I'm a little crazy, somewhat controlling or...
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Building Digital Capability – Part 3: Core Digital Team Capability

Building Digital Capability – Part 3: Core Digital Team Capability
The final two blogs in this series , suitable functions in your digital capability and hiring the right people, are, to me, very interesting. I have a keen interest in identifying needed functions for now and the future, and in hiring the right people. The digital industry is in a...
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How to: Give and receive quality feedback

How to: Give and receive quality feedback

Does the word feedback make you quiver with anxiety, or get ready to learn and change? I think the answer to this depends on your frame of reference – and whether or not you have ever been on the receiving end of helpful and critical feedback, or if you have just been the dish of the day. I've seen both.

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4 Tips on Changing Your Agency's Culture

4 Tips on Changing Your Agency's Culture

I recently attended the Customer 360 Symposium in the Hunter Valley where I heard from the most amazing speaker. Michael Henderson was the stand out in the crowd of speakers as he was talking cultural change requirements within businesses to ensure their successful transformation in our customer centric world. As I watched the 130+ delegates nod along and sing his praises afterwards, I hit the stark reality. Michael was talking about client-side businesses, yet my brain was translating this into agency/service-side relevance.

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Cream of the Crop; distinguishing the go-getters from the need-to-do-betters

Cream of the Crop; distinguishing the go-getters from the need-to-do-betters

If you're reading this, you're probably in the digital advertising industry, which means that you probably attend a lot of events: we're nothing if not a social bunch. In the nearly ten months that I've been with IAB Australia, I've noticed that people tend to ask me the same question at these events: Why is there a lack of skilled digital professionals?

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How To Work With Ambiguity

How To Work With Ambiguity

Every now and then I get asked what I think are the most important skills or behaviors for people to have in their professional kit bag today. These have evolved in my view over the years, and certainly when I was starting out about 25 years ago, the skills that were essential then are different to today.

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