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The Essential Elements of Community

I recently supported Christopher Brown and Faith Halliday of the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, in the delivery of...

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Humility is a Super Power

In a recent bit of sport commentary, I heard a broadcaster say of a player “from up here in the box I always thought...

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Loyalty must go both ways

I remember a line in an old war movie. A wise old Colonel is telling a young officer “on the battlefield you represent...

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Trust, Loyalty and Service

My great-grandfather Edwin (Ted) Leane was one of The Fighting Leanes of Prospect – once called the “most famous family...

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Sorry Sooty, my bad

Some years ago I was in charge of a small section of Navy people. There was me, a couple of other slightly more junior...

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Leadership, Culture and Values

As an active Navy reservist, I watched with interest late in 2020 as the Department of Defence took seven sets of...

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Teamicide kills creativity

One way a leader can murder team performance is to selfishly place themselves in the middle of everything, right in the...

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The question “R U Ok?” needs to be authentic.

Being the captain of a warship can be a lonely existence. Eating, chilling out, watching tv and resting in isolation...

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A lesson in leadership from Captain-my-Hero

During the 1990s I served at sea in the Navy under a ‘Leader in Service’ who I now commonly refer to as...