“Rarely does an external speaker cause us to deeply reflect on what we have heard and the implications for this executive teams' leadership. You have done that today”

Divisional Head Major Australian Bank

Adaptive leadership

An organization’s ability to build and sustain diverse teams at every level, from the Board to entry-level roles, is widely evidenced to be directly correlated to various measures of business success. The ability to deliver on this begins and ends with Leadership. Through thought provoking executive leadership sessions we explore diversity and inclusion as an Adaptive Leadership challenge. We provide the opportunity for a deep understanding of the implications of research, enable exploration and discussion of executive mindsets and stereotypes, together with expression and resolution of frustrations and unmet expectations of approaches undertaken to date. Our briefings provide an opportunity for an impactful, and transformative executive experience.

Unconscious Knowledge and Bias

Unconscious knowledge exerts a strong influence on everyday judgments, decisions and behaviours which can lead to biased responses and which negatively impacts decision making. Helping organisations to recognise, understand and mitigate the effects of unconscious knowledge both at an individual and corporate level is critical in allowing organisations and leaders to make better decisions that will drive improved performance.

What does it cover?

  • Explores the role of unconscious bias in judgements and decision making
  • How unconscious bias can affect decisions and lead to unintended outcomes
  • Personal feedback and analyses on your unconscious models of leadership
  • Identify and develop strategies for overcoming unconscious biases in the workplace - personal, team and organisation policies processes and systems

Bias in Selection Decisions

Leadership and Bias

Mainstreaming Flexibility

Achieving the productivity benefits that flexible work practices are known to deliver requires two foundation achievements. Managers are able to effectively support and implement flexible work practices and co-workers collaboratively support arrangements that provide equal access to flexibility, which requires acknowledging and debunking the stereotype that flexibility is principally associated with caring responsibilities and that men that seek to work flexibly aren’t committed to their career. Commencing with organisation insights and culminating in 3 hour workshops with intact teams based on a unique implementation approach to maximise success our workshops position flexibility as a key business enabler.

Diversity leadership program

A 2 day program designed for pivotal leadership roles where the quality of leadership of diversity and inclusion significantly influences the culture of the organisation. With pre-and post measures this program has been shown to have a statistically significant improvement on the observable diversity leadership behaviours of its participants.

Ethical leadership

Ethical leadership is examined through the lens of adaptive problem solving. Insights from moral philosophy and moral psychology are combined in an integrated framework for applied ethical decision making. Common biases that contribute to unethical decision making, such as self-protection, ethical fading, framing and loss aversion, are juxtaposed with different forms of ethical reasoning in the discussion of applied discussion points and case studies. Leaders are provided with the tools and frameworks to be able to think systematically and strategically about ethical issues and the creation of systems, processes and cultures that facilitate ethical action in teams and organizations.

What does it cover?

  • Ethical reasoning approaches
  • Intuition, biases and blind spots
  • From values and intentions to ethical action
  • Creating ethical team cultures