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As Organisational Development Specialists, we understand the practical and commercial challenges facing your business. As Psychologists, we keep informed of the latest empirical research. And that means we’re ideally placed to share insights into achieving outstanding business outcomes.

  1. PeopleScape: Why Leaders Need to Get Real

    22 Feb. 2018

    Why Leaders Need to Get Real

    Our relationship with authenticity can be complicated. For some, the idea of being transparent and open in dealing with others is terrifying. Others insist on wearing their pulsing heart on their sleeve, exposed for all to see. Most of us vacillate between some degree of openness and pulling down the shutters, depending on our situation…

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  2. PeopleScape

    3 Jan. 2018

    The great cascades of leadership vision

    Prior to 1995, the wolves of Yellowstone National Park (USA) were hunted to extinction.  Following their re-introduction into Yellowstone the wolves had a surprisingly remarkable influence on the rest of the food chain. Known as a trophic cascade, there were extensive changes throughout the whole Park’s ecosystem- incredibly even changes to the geography of the…

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  3. PeopleScape

    28 Nov. 2017

    Tuesday Tip #15: Cultivating a Learning Culture

    Today’s tip will help you cultivate a learning culture within your organisation. A common language within an organisation can cultivate a learning culture by allowing individuals to talk about their development in a safe and positive way. At PeopleScape, we often introduce a Psychometric assessment tool into organisations when we run team development workshops. Not only…

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  4. Situational Leadership

    8 Nov. 2017

    The never-ending learning for every situation

      Discussions about the effectiveness of a leader often refer to the romantic notions that are central to leadership theories. A good leader is described as inspirational, influential, always gets the job done, has willing followers, and basically drives their team effectively under any circumstance. Leadership workshops, books and seminars often present inspiring steps to…

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  5. Avoiding Thinking Traps

    7 Nov. 2017

    Tuesday Tip #13: Avoiding Thinking Traps

    Today’s tip is is about avoiding Thinking Traps. Thinking Traps are the automatic and irrational ways of thinking or responding to events and life that we have built up over a lifetime. Generally, thinking traps are when your emotional response does not match the importance of a situation. It might be reading an email or…

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  6. How Stramit lifted the roof on its business potential

    26 Oct. 2017

    How Stramit lifted the roof on its business potential

    In early 2016 when Paul Tudor took over the reins at Stramit, he faced a raft of urgent business challenges. Stramit was a problem child within Fletcher Building, Australasia’s largest building products group. Despite being the second largest steel roll former in the Australian building supply industry, Stramit had been sliding backwards. Its market share…

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