Leadership Resources - Newsletter Archive

Read past ‘Coaching for Growth’ Newsletters. Our articles and research sources have been carefully selected following our criteria of evidence-based rigour, scientific foundation and business application as recommended by thought leaders and business schools globally.

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Christmas & New Year Wishes 2023/2024

December 2023

May this coming year be filled with moments of joy, profound connections, and a shared vision of a brighter, more harmonious world.
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Christmas & New Year Wishes 2022/2023

December 2022

We'd like to take a moment to thank our clients for trusting us with their leadership and team development coaching needs throughout 2022 - it's always an honour and a privilege to be of help. We're also grateful to our business partners and collaborators for being part of the ecosystem dedicated to helping our clients flourish.
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Future of Leadership, Now

January 2022

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt in the last 2 years, is that we can’t predict the future. Our world is now defined by its volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (commonly known as VUCA world), generating new and growing challenges for leaders.
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A Year in the Life of a Leadership Coach

December 2021

Recently, I was asked by Dr Danny Wong, NSW President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), to write a blog for the RACI’s October 2021 newsletter edition about “A Day in the Life of a STEMM Leadership Coach”. I gladly obliged and the blog seemed to resonate well with chemists of all ages. Here’s what transpired from our conversations…
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Leadership in a Disrupted World: Follow-up

April 2021

Last week we sent a newsletter with this name, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive - thank you! We decided to resend it as a follow-up, with a couple of improvements and additional resources. We hope you like this "new improved" version.
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Leadership in a Disrupted World

April 2021

In 2020, leaders around the world drove radically new ways of working due to the pandemic’s impact on the economy and human wellbeing. Covid-19 is giving us an unmissable opportunity to build the leadership and team capabilities needed for shifting realities such as climate disasters (recall the tragic 2020 bushfires and the 2021 floods in NSW) and potential new pandemics.
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Reset, realign and restart

January 2021

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021. We hope you took time to reset (to switch off) during the Holiday break. As we mentioned in our December newsletter, resetting is a central aspect of evidence-based self-care to enable us to continue to perform when back to our “regular” lives (our setpoint).
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Christmas & New Year Wishes 2020/2021

December 2020

This year will be remembered as one of radical change to our personal and professional lives. In Australia, we dealt with catastrophic bush fires, closely followed by strict lockdowns due to Covid-19, state and international border closures, employment loss, and an economic downturn.
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Making the Most of Easter 2020

April 2020

Easter 2020 will be different. For those of us living in Australia, we'll be staying at home, either individually or with members of our nuclear family, as advised by our health authorities. Other countries around the globe are following various rules depending on their unique trajectory in their management of the Covid-19 situation.
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Worth Sharing Again: How To Lead Through COVID-19

April 2020

When an activity requires more of our attention, such as dealing with strong emotions, it makes the cognitive load much heavier, taking up more attention space. Once Bill was able to view his behaviours as "byproducts of grief", he experienced an internal shift and the immediate reduction of overwhelm.
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How To Lead Through Covid-19 Crisis

March 2020

"How do you want to be remembered?" This question jolted Bill* into a long silence during a recent coaching session. As a brilliant CEO of an engineering firm, Bill had successfully steered companies through turbulent times before. To his surprise, the COVID-19 crisis had been like a punch in the stomach - it winded him.
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Make 2020 the Start of a Great Decade

January 2020

We hope you had a terrific holiday break and that you're off to a great start to 2020. This is the ideal time to reflect on what we learnt and achieved in 2019... and what we'd like to learn and achieve in 2020.
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Christmas & New Year Wishes 2019

December 2019

Wishing you and your loved ones continued growth. Still buying Xmas gifts? Take advantage of book sales on Amazon (and many other major bookstores) and give the SCIENCE of Leadership for gift with a difference...
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Summary of ILA Conference and RACI Book Launch Event

November 2019

I'm thrilled to welcome new readers from all over the world after attending recent conferences and meeting new colleagues. I sincerely hope you enjoy our brief - yet rich in resources - quarterly newsletter. It's been a wonderfully productive year thanks to the steadfast support from our clients, associates, partners, advisors and suppliers.
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Coaching Book Launch & Events

September 2019

Hope you’re well and looking forward to the school holidays (if you’re in Australia). It’s been several months between newsletters, and for good reason: getting ready for the launch of my first book! It took much longer than expected as I wanted it to be applicable to all leaders undergoing any transition, whilst focusing on the urgent need for scientific thinking presently facing the world.
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8 Resolutions Worth the Effort, According to Science

Issue 12, January 2019

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2019 is off to a great start. For many, the holiday season was about celebrating with loved ones or about travelling. And if you're lucky, both! Now that most of us are back in the office, this is the ideal time to reflect on what makes our work and our lives more enjoyable and meaningful.
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A World of Good Wishes

Issue 11, December 2018

It’s been another great year and I’m extremely grateful to our many new coaching clients who entrusted us with their professional and personal development. Likewise, I wish to thank our corporate clients for relying on ProVeritas Group for their leadership development and strategic HR needs.
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Insights from Harvard Medical School IOC 2018 Conferences

Issue 10, December 2018

It’s wonderful to finally be able to share with you a few “golden learning moments” after attending two premier international executive coaching conferences: the 7th International Coaching in Leadership Forum and the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference 2018 – both organised by the Harvard McClean Medical School Institute of Coaching (IOC). I say finally because the conferences were followed by a long and invigorating visit with family and friends in Florida.
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Beyond Resilience: from Wellbeing to High Performance

Issue 9, September 2018

Spring is well and truly here (in the Southern Hemisphere that is) with its brighter days and blossoming trees, leaving behind our memories of cold winter days and naked tress. Just as trees flourish again after the cold and dark of winter, we can also flourish after difficult times. Some people call it resilience, or the ability to bounce back from difficulties.
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The Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) Leader

Issue 8, July 2018

It's been a very busy few months here at ProVeritas Group working on several introspective activities. Hence, our "digital silence" of late.

During this introspective time, we engaged new commercial partners to assist with our growth trajectory and had numerous discussions with coaching psychology and organisational development colleagues in the UK, US and here in Australia.
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The Highly Inspiring Leader

Issue 7, April - May 2018

Last week saw the release of the annual Fortune World's 50 Greatest Leader list, which is compiled by canvassing business, government, philanthropy and the arts all over the globe, for men and women who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.
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The New Science of Highly Effective Teams

Issue 6, March - April 2018

Welcome to a special, two-part edition of Coaching for Growth, dedicated to one of the most important organisational challenges at present: achieving highly effective teams. We've been busily coaching teams around Australia and hence, decided to skip the February edition to produce more in-depth material every two months. We hope it's useful!
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Six Rules to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Issue 5, January 2018

By now, almost everyone is back at work after enjoying a holiday break. Quite possibly, we reflected on last year's successes and wondered why we didn't get everything we set out to achieve. If you're one of the lucky ones who achieved all her/his goals, you might be wondering what's next.
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Holiday Wishes & Free Infographic

Issue 4, December 2017

We would like to wish you a wonderful Festive Season filled with joy, love and peace. May our free infographic on the life-changing benefits of High Performance Coaching be of inspiration as you continue to grow in the New Year.
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Preparing Leaders for the Future: Harvard IOC Conference

Issue 3, October & November 2017

It's been a rewardingly busy last couple of months, having just attended the Harvard Institute of Coaching (IOC) Conference: Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare, held in Boston in October.
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What's Missing in Leadership Development: Learning How to Thrive in VUCA Times

Issue 2 - September 2017

Welcome to the September 2017 issue of Coaching Growth. This month we tackle a question that keeps surfacing in conversations with our clients. It also keeps coming up in the business literature. The question is: What's missing from leadership education and development programs?
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Helping Leaders & Organisations Grow in the 21st Century

Issue 1 - August 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Coaching for Growth, our monthly newsletter! As the Managing Director of ProVeritas Group, I am very proud of the research, analysis and coaching we provide to our clients in their customised programs. And as a dedicated ally in your learning, development and growth, I am excited to share some of our tools, knowledge and suggestions to help you and your team thrive in the 21st Century.
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