Category Archives: Leadership

How to survive and thrive in a recruitment process.

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Interviews and recruitment processes can be demanding and energy sapping experiences, taking time and much effort. Knowing what’s in store and considering every element of the process you’ll be subjected to will be useful in helping you mentally prepare. As an executive, mastering these events will be key to a successful career. Remember, these are skills which can be learnt! Continue reading

Searchlight launches Coaching Bank!

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Today Searchlight announced that it was launching its coaching bank, specifically designed to assist organisations develop their leadership teams and managers.

We believe in excellence and that it is achievable and within everyone’s grasp.   Continue reading

The Benefits Of A Right Brain Leader

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We all have a brain. What distinguishes exceptional people from the masses is how they use it and which parts of it they develop.

Much research has been done into the left and right hemispheres of the brain and their impact on various aspects of life. While the right hemisphere is more intuitive and emotional, the left is more logical and sequential. Although the assumption might be that the best leaders mostly utilize their left brain, in actual fact the difference between the good and the great is the extent to which they use their creative right brain. Continue reading

When leaders go bad…

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Reading that in the last 5 years over half of the top 200 ASX CEOs have gone is probably not all that surprising, given the fall-out from a variety of economic nasties, the GFC, the European banking crisis and the perennially strong Aussie $. Clearly boards are going to take action over those that didn’t meet the grade. Truth be told, we’ll never really know the exact context of the departures, which is a great pity, as much can be learnt from the pathology of failed leadership. Continue reading