Entries by Phillip

Vulnerability in Leadership: More than just a buzzword? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this two-part article, “Vulnerability in Leadership: More than Just a Buzzword“, I discussed vulnerability as a key leadership strength.  It’s an idea and principle that is increasingly referenced in leadership literature and in organisations. Despite this growing awareness, vulnerability is still usually associated with weakness. That’s unfortunate – because vulnerability is […]

Exploring Transparency

In Part One of this six-part series, we explored trust in the context of organisations and in society generally, and how hard it can fee; sometimes, this is despite trust being at the heart of every relationship, whether in our personal lives or at work. Perhaps alarmingly, 82% of people say they don’t trust their […]

Vulnerability in Leadership: More than just a buzzword?

It’s hard to imagine vulnerability being spoken about quite as much – or in the same way – in the past as it is today. Thirty, twenty or even ten years ago, it was almost always referenced in the context of a weakness, or ‘exposing our underbelly’. Sadly today, despite what we might say, it […]

Why Can Trust be So Hard?

And Why Should We Care about Answering the Question? Generally, in organisations and society, we don’t do too well with trust. Yet trust is at the heart of every relationship, and it’s especially critical in the workplace. In fact, the primary factor affecting employee turnover is whether or not a trusting relationship was developed between […]

Tis the season for reflection

Dare to lead in 2019 As we race towards the end of 2018, it is timely to reflect on the year. We have seen many challenges and change here and around the world. During times of change, whether large scale or in our own life, it’s important to connect with what is core. This principle […]

Understanding the Coachability Index

As an executive coach, a standard practice in assessing a fit between the coach and coachee is what is commonly called a ‘chemistry check’. As the name indicates, it allows a coach and coaching client to work out if there is a fit regarding trust, rapport and coaching expertise and experience. Just as the coachee […]

Fine leaders, happy staff key to success

Source: Herald Sun by Helen Carter I’d like to share with you an article that appeared in the Herald Sun newspaper recently: When Phillip Ralph asks his clients what they think their number one priority is for their business or workplace, they usually say “getting results”. “I suggest their top priority should be focusing on […]