The Serendis Blog

Our cross-industry mentoring programs' secret sauce

3 July, 2023

Our cross-industry mentoring programs’ secret sauce

‘The structure and support provided by Serendis on this program made it a uniquely valuable experience for me’ (2022 Mentee) ‘I have been a mentor on this program many times but still learn at each session as the art of…

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Insights from Three Harvard Legends…

29 June, 2022

Insights from Three Harvard Legends…

Harvard University is devoted to teaching, researching and developing leaders who make a difference globally. The University is at the forefront of behavioural science and I recently had the incredible privilege to learn again from three Harvard legends: Amy Edmondson,…

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10 easy steps to build great leadership habits

23 June, 2022

10 easy steps to build great leadership habits

Approaching the halfway point of the year, has prompted me to reflect on the many commitments leaders make at the beginning of the calendar year – fresh from holidays and the festive season and brimming with new year spirit and…

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The three ways our brains hijack us AND what the science tells us you can do about it!

23 June, 2022

The three ways our brains hijack us AND what the science tells us you can do about it!

Do you feel like you have less and less time and more and more to deliver? It’s true, the fast pace, highly competitive environment we all work in demands more and more self control, efficacy and brain performance.  Ok! Now…

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How do I nail a performance review conversation?

7 June, 2022

How do I nail a performance review conversation?

There is an ongoing body of research demonstrating the impact performance conversations have on both recipients’ and managers’ brains. The level of anxiety it generates, often prevents team members from engaging their pre-frontal context and remembering or learning from the…

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Leveraging technology to succeed in a hybrid world

7 June, 2022

Leveraging technology to succeed in a hybrid world

At Serendis, our passion is to create agile, mindful and inclusive leadership cultures. For many years, we were driven by the idea that disruption and change was upon us, and we wanted to support leaders to face ‘the challenges of…

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How Do You Make It Past Two Mentoring Sessions?

26 April, 2022

How Do You Make It Past Two Mentoring Sessions?

Ask any senior successful individual in the corporate sector and they will tell you that a mentor, a sponsor, or a coach has, at a point in time in their career, contributed to their success. Some share the story of…

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Do What You Love...But In The Right Context!

24 August, 2021

Do What You Love…But In The Right Context!

One Common Thread of Great Leadership What do Jacinda Arden and Elon Musk have in common? Not much at first glance, I will concede. What about Satya Nadella, Angela Merkel or Richard Branson? These public figures have significantly different personalities,…

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I Was Sitting COVID Out: Supporting Returning Parents in 2021

27 July, 2021

I Was Sitting COVID Out: Supporting Returning Parents in 2021

I went on parental leave in March 2020. At my last work event, a speech I was giving for an International Women’s Day event, I remember the host asking, “Do you mind shaking hands?” We all know our version of…

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Five Steps for Leading a Hybrid Team

25 March, 2021

Five Steps for Leading a Hybrid Team

Australia and New Zealand are not out of the woods, or the lockdowns, by any means yet, but with vaccination pathways ahead many organisations in both countries have shifted to hybrid working conditions.  Typically, this entails some team members working…

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Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

3 July, 2020

Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

Mentoring has proven to be the best possible form of leadership development in times of change and crisis and we have found a surprising and impactful way to achieve results virtually. Now we wait for the ‘big reveal’, where we…

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Why you need a mentor and how to get one

2 April, 2019

Why you need a mentor and how to get one

I have a three-year-old son. He is always asking me for a boost. He wants to climb higher in the tree, sit on the counter to help me cook, or stand on the most precarious obstacle at the playground. He…

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