management and leadership
Twice a year I take on special projects for clients that need a gap filled in their business. I specialise in tricky situations – when the path forward is unclear and execution is difficult.
How I can help
I’m focused on situations where the path forward is unclear, there are competing priorities, communications break down, and dependencies make it difficult to execute.More About Me
CONNECT THE DOTS
From the earliest stages of your process we’ll work to answer important questions like:
What is the goal?
What is our strategy for achieving the goal?
What are the specific initiatives we will consider as part of our strategy?
Which one is most important and why?
The outcome here is a crystal-clear sense of the goal and an organised approach to priorities.
There are only 3-4 core problems in business and all 9 of them are communication (the other 52 are prioritisation).
I can help you communicate and coach your organisation so that it is laser-focused on the goal, minimising distractions.
FILL THE GAP
Once leadership is aligned around a goal, we’ll share the work with the teams to prepare them to deliver.
I’ll help you prepare and communicate your strategy & roadmap to get buy-in and align the organisation.
Help you identify the talent in the organisation – people with energy that can step up and drive progress in their area.
Build a strong bench of talent to make sure that key skills are being nurtured & developed.
Onboarding & Training
Taught a cohort of new analysts to code Typescript from scratch. Establish & communicate norms and expectations. Create & implement performance review frameworks.
Later described as the best onboarding our analysts had ever seen; “the second best doesn’t even come close”.
Research & Presentation
Collect and present evidence for a listed company shareholder group Takeovers Panel application. Alongside Corrs Chambers Westgarth I assisted the group in presenting a successful application.
Corrs later hired me as a consultant to conduct analysis on Australian listed companies.
Project & Product Management
Take a new product (e.g. algorithmically generated news snippets for a dashboard) from conception to launch.
Align various business functions (design, product, content, data & analysis) to the bigger strategy and user story to deliver the project.
Create Technical Solutions
Design and prototype a software app, conduct user research, and source skilled developers to turn the vision into reality.
Balance data and intuition to arrive at an optimal user and commercial experience.
Strategy & Communication
Synthesise and share the company’s strategy and story to align the teams around the bigger picture issues.
Assist with messaging of sensitive topics and forming an internal brand around the way we interact with and treat our team members.
Leadership & Mentorship
A calm, non-political & trusted adviser for leaders and managers. Empathetic and non-judgemental communication style.
I subscribe to the nudge theory of management and reliably push, prod, and question when we start to duck the big issues.