Success is Changing Dinner Series | What Is Your vision?

Australian Private Capital & nLIVEn are proud to invite you to Success Is Changing a series of private dinner events held at Melbourne Business School in 2018-2019. These events explore the principal challenge facing business leaders today. In simple terms, success today does not guarantee success tomorrow. The life expectancy of Fortune 500 companies is falling. […]

Let’s Do Some Deep Work Together

Next week I am leading an offsite strategy advance for a leadership team (board and executives) of eleven people in rural Victoria. The following email is part of a daily series I sent to the participants, to help them prepare for the offsite event that is a key component of the strategic planning process we […]

Providing people with a “vision” of what their vision might look like helps demystify the intended outcome of visioning. The two examples are not in any way designed to be prescriptive – rather merely illustrative.

Free Visioning Self-Assessment Tool

Have you worked on your vision but are not sure whether it is complete yet? You can find out using the free self-assessment tool below. In “Chapter 5 – Expressing Your Vision” of the book Visioning by Glenn A. Williams, Glenn provides a couple of examples of visions that his clients have prepared with his assistance. He included […]

Success Is Changing

What is the principal challenge facing business leaders today? The answer most management experts will give you is that “success is changing”. In simple terms, success today does not guarantee success tomorrow. The life expectancy of Fortune 500 companies is falling. The average tenure of CEOs is falling. Disruption and non-linear change are now the […]

Leading Your Business Through Change and Growth!

Shahara Wright; the Texas USA based host of “The CEO Collaboration Circle”, interviews Glenn A. Williams on staying alive through the dangers of leading by adapting to change. The word leadership invokes various amounts of thoughts and actions. All it really means in the end is that you have the ability to get through challenges […]

Could it be that you’re using the wrong leadership configuration for your personality?

Are You A Solo, Duo or Trio Style CEO?

Are you suffering from executive loneliness? Could it be that you’re using the wrong leadership configuration for your personality? Whether you are employed as a CEO or self-employed as a CEO, a fundamental choice you have made (and will continue to periodically make as your enterprise grows) is to be a solo act or a […]

Sleep: Is Robbing Tomorrow To Pay For Today Quietly Killing You?

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society. […]

The Goldilocks Test In Coaching And Mentoring

Are you working “on” yourself and your business enough? One of the challenges of being a busy executive, business owners or independent professional is that you are often time poor. Ironically though, if you don’t change where you are headed you are likely to end up where you are going. That is, unless you regularly […]

Are You Determined To Not Be An Impostor

Are You Determined To Not Be An Impostor?

When you are promoted to the position of CEO, MD or chairman, it is imperative that you adapt. You need to successfully navigate a risky period of transition in the evolution of your career. On one hand, everything you have ever done prepares you for becoming a CEO, MD or chairman – but on the […]

Perhaps you’ve been charged with bringing two or more businesses together and it’s not clear whether it will be a merger or acquisition.

Free Mergers & Acquisitions Facilitator Checklist

Are you considering whether to merge your business with another business? Or, are you considering acquiring a business and integrating it into your existing business? Perhaps you’ve been charged with bringing two or more businesses together and it’s not clear whether it will be a merger or an acquisition. Maybe you are mid-way through a […]

Great Leaders Are Also Great Followers

In studying leadership, a topic that is often overlooked is followship. Followship is a willingness to accept direction and guidance from leaders in an organisation. An employee who practices followship recognizes that any effective organisation needs both leaders and followers. However, I would go one step further: great leaders create space for people on their […]

Cone of Silence

Do you need to retreat to the ‘cone of silence’ more often?

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, says she wishes she did. Gillard, now chair of the Global Partnership for Education, recently told a Melbourne audience that three leadership lessons had crystalised for her during her short-lived time as prime minister: the importance of having a sense of purpose, knowing the difference between what she termed “the urgent and […]

Inverting the Pyramid

When you think about a typical organisation chart, it looks like a pyramid, with the people in senior leadership and management positions at the top of the pyramid. As you work your way down, you’ll find customer service staff and administrative employees at the bottom. In other words, the “big wigs” are at the top, […]

Do You Recognise the Face of an Unnatural Leader?

In my special report “Untapped”, I introduce the idea of an “Unnatural Leader”. It is a concept that I coined as a result of coaching and mentoring hundreds of CEOs and Managing Directors over the past fifteen years on how to harness more of the leadership potential within their organisations. One of the spoken (or […]

Why “Clarity” is Crucial to Your Success as a CEO

Clarity is an extremely important concept. It is one many CEO’s and executives don’t focus on until it is too late. Without clarity a CEO will quickly find himself and his organisation in trouble. Lacking clarity is a leadership failure, but it is a temporary one. It is one which can be easily resolved and […]

Managing Your Household (Part 2)

We received a strong response to our recent post “Managing Your Household – Part 1”. The idea that to put the world in order, we must first put our family in order, seems to have struck a chord. In that article, I invited you to consider the following question: “What if you thought of your […]

Changing Oneself

Last month, I was invited by one of my clients to speak to a forum of company directors on the subject of “Identifying Personal Roadblocks”. I was pleased by their choice of topic, as it revealed some insight into the intimate connection between personal and professional development. I’ve been reflecting on the presentation I gave […]

Managing Your Household (Part 1)

“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius What Get’s Measured, Get’s Managed What […]

Authority vs Leadership – The Borgias

We often hear the complaint that “the leadership is not providing enough leadership”. In doing so, we confuse leadership with authority. In those cases, what people mean is that those people with authority are not exercising enough leadership. What if you thought about “leader” as a verb rather than a noun? Think about WHAT it […]