In the lead up to the Sydney Olympic Games, part of my role as Chief Psychologist was to co-design the pre-briefing process for every athlete and official in the Australian Team (approximately 975 people).
While preparing, I came across a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr which has become one of my favourites (apologies for the slight paraphrasing):
'I seek the simplicity on the far side of complexity'
That quote helped to shape a simple framework or tool which has underpinned my coaching of business leaders and professional sportspeople for the...
Never in the living memory of anyone except the very elderly has the world faced such threat and disruption to our way of life.
No one can predict what will happen over the next six months as the pandemic continues its spread across the globe.
Understandably, governments are clamouring to address the health risks as the number one priority. Inevitably the economy will be amongst the key casualties, and we will see more examples of politics keeps getting in the way, and the media stoking the natural reactions of people to be fearful.
As a leader...