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Reviewing today to create tomorrow

“I know there are challenges in how my team is working, but at this time of year our priority is on delivering on our commitments, and just getting through. I do want to address the issues within the team, but it will have to be later in the year, when we have a bit of breathing space” This is a version of an often heard comment from senior leaders and from a number of perspectives it is a completely understandable and realistic frustration. The pressures at this time of year are significant: hit the final revenue and cost targets (or prepare to explain why not) wrap-up year-end financials complete the annual performance feedback process get ready for the next financial [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:07:59+10:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Investing in your team pays dividends – an OMC Group success story

The Situation The team was about to undergo significant change with the transition from an established, respected and long-serving CEO to a new CEO transitioning from the Deputy CEO role. As the team had a history of success, every year the expectations for delivery – both in terms of quantity and complexity increased. There were a range of indicators emerging that confirmed that for this group to continue to deliver in line with increasing expectations, there was a growing requirement to better leverage the individual resources in the group to create a more established and integrated team. The subsequent approach was instigated by a core group of senior managers including the then Deputy CEO and two senior managers who were [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:08:04+10:00September 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Millennials – the new breed of leader

As a cynical ol’ Gen-Xer, the phrase ‘Millennial’ has traditionally caused me to shake my head and mutter reproaches such as ‘entitled’, ‘disloyal’ and, even worse, ‘earnest’. In my day we didn’t flit from job to job every 5 years and hold our employer accountable to their values and principles. In my day we didn’t demand flexible work conditions that would get the best out of both parties. Hmmmm…. actually is it possible these young bucks are onto something? They may well be. Deloitte’s latest survey of almost 8000 educated, employed Millennials (those born between around 1982 & 2000) across 30 countries provides some valuable insights into their aspirations for work, business and society. And as much as I hate [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:08:08+10:00March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Leadership development delivers improved on‑the-job performance

OMC Group is fortunate to work with Australian Hotels Association / Tourism Accommodation Association membership organisations in SA, Victoria, NSW and Queensland in facilitating 1 and 2 day leadership development programs. We recently completed a review of the feedback from the 280 people who have attended these workshops and were rapt that over 75% Strongly Agreed and a further 25% Agreed with the the statement - “I would recommend this program to others”.  Similarly, 65% Strongly Agreed and a further 35% Agreed with the the statement - “Participation in this will assist me in my daily work”. We see the engagement and energy in the programs so it’s always great to hear that the concepts and learning are really Enabling Effective Change. [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:08:14+10:00October 14th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments