The Serendis Blog

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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The Making of Leader360

7 June, 2022

The Making of Leader360

So often, our HR partners ask us to recommend the most effective 360 instruments on the market. In addressing their needs, we are challenged by two factors: Many of the well-known psychometric instruments that provide a 360 component, take time…

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Are Your Organisational Values Hindering Inclusion?

26 April, 2022

Are Your Organisational Values Hindering Inclusion?

To date, diversity has largely been pitched through the lens of fairness. Organisations have spent time and money teaching their leaders about unconscious bias, discrimination, privilege, and equity. The approach has been successful to deliver awareness and commitment to change….

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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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The Power of the Check-In

17 June, 2021

The Power of the Check-In

How does your team respond when challenging situations come their way? Do they duck to take cover, or do they step out of their comfort zone and embrace the opportunity? Significantly build your teams resilience by regularly asking two simple…

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Thriving Not Just Surviving An Ever-Changing Landscape

25 May, 2021

Thriving Not Just Surviving An Ever-Changing Landscape

One of the most (over)-utilised terms of the past year has been “pivoting”. Although the term inspires eye rolls, there is little to indicate that we have seen the end of the pivot. Whether it be the continuing impact 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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How a Game of Bingo Delivers Competitive Advantage

30 October, 2020

How a Game of Bingo Delivers Competitive Advantage

Spend enough time at any A-grade business school or alongside a successful business leader and you’ll hear this phrase: “The ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage” Attributed to the visionary Arie de Geus,…

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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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