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Being Agile | Closing the Gap Between Methodology and Mindset

Being Agile | Closing the Gap Between Methodology and Mindset

Agile is one of the most revolutionary business models in the last twenty years. It is liberating organisations from vertical, siloed ... read more

Addressing Unconscious Bias

Addressing Unconscious Bias

When facing a tough decision, we are often encouraged to listen to our instincts. But have you ever wondered how your ‘gut’ makes a ... read more

The Age of Affinity – values-based decision making

The Age of Affinity – values-based decision making

As we leave behind globalisation and profit-only mindsets, we find ourselves in a new age of values-based leadership and decision ... read more

Belonging – the power of inclusivity

Belonging – the power of inclusivity

Research tell us that a sense of belonging is the key ingredient in maintaining a relatively stable workplace. Find out why it's so ... read more

Immunity to Change

Immunity to Change

There is a mysterious gap between our intentions and our actions that often prevents us from making the changes we seek. ... read more

Racheting Up Resilience

Racheting Up Resilience

How to grow your resilience muscle to do the heavy lifting in the new normal. read more

Welcome to the team, Sean!

Welcome to the team, Sean!

We're delighted to announce the appointment of our new Principal, Sean Clemmit. Sean’s backed by an incredible depth of experience ... read more

From Prophesy to Strategy

From Prophesy to Strategy

Gaze into the crystal ball with us in our latest article for Training & Development Magazine. read more

Three Questions with Principal Dr Hayley Linthwaite

Three Questions with Principal Dr Hayley Linthwaite

We’re delighted to announce Dr Hayley Linthwaite has been appointed Principal of Performance Frontiers. Hayley joined us in 2017 and ... read more

Just Transitions – Interview with Dr Matt Beard

Just Transitions – Interview with Dr Matt Beard

Performance Frontiers talk leadership and the next frontiers in ethics with Dr Matt Beard of The Ethics Centre. read more

Ethics in the Digital Age

Ethics in the Digital Age

What does ethical leadership mean in our evolving digital workplace? read more

ANZ Mental Health Association Feature: Job Crafting Your Nine to Thrive

ANZ Mental Health Association Feature: Job Crafting Your Nine to Thrive

Natalie Richardson's latest piece offers practical tips to craft a better working life for you and your team. read more

The Dance of Partnering

The Dance of Partnering

In this article, we learn the "dance" of business partnering: joining and differentiating read more

Problem or Polarity?

Problem or Polarity?

Sometimes it's not a matter of "either or?", but "yes and"... read more

We are AITD Award Finalists!

We are AITD Award Finalists!

Our partnerships with BIG W, and Logan City Council, have both been nominated for an AITD Award. read more

Join us at The Great Wave, Oct 16-19 2020

Join us at The Great Wave, Oct 16-19 2020

Hayley Linthwaite and Natasha Budd are facilitating "Here Be Dragons" an immersive online experience at The Great Wave Melbourne Hub. read more

Job Crafting: Redesigning Your 9 to Thrive.

Job Crafting: Redesigning Your 9 to Thrive.

Performance Frontiers are presenting at the Workplace Mental Health Symposium. read more

Empathy Mapping: The Road to Innovation

Empathy Mapping: The Road to Innovation

Good design begins with empathy. In this article, we explore how to place empathy at the heart of our problem-solving and innovation processes. read more

Spring with Hope

Spring with Hope

Why is hope so important? And how do you lead with hope? read more

Power and Leadership

Power and Leadership

How do we lead with new types of power in our evolving landscape? read more

The Power of Story

The Power of Story

Story is a powerful, but often under-appreciated leadership tool. Here's are some need-to-knows about unleashing the power of story. read more

Building Self-Esteem: From Self to Whole Team

Building Self-Esteem: From Self to Whole Team

How can we sustainably instil a strong sense of self-esteem in ourselves, our team and our whole organisation? read more

Bridging the Strategy Execution Gap

Bridging the Strategy Execution Gap

You've set your strategic focus, now it's time to take action. This is often where things fall apart. When it comes to strategy execution, how do we bridge the gap? read more

Dynamic Decision Making: How to Beat the Tortoise

Dynamic Decision Making: How to Beat the Tortoise

We're often told that quick decisions are reckless; that slow and steady is the wiser way. We all know the tale of the tortoise and the hare. But what if we could beat the tortoise and make wise decisions at pace? read more

Strategic Prioritisation

Strategic Prioritisation

It's common to find ourselves asking, which - from our array of strategic initiatives - should receive the most attention and why? read more

Sharpening our Strategic Focus

Sharpening our Strategic Focus

How do we share our focus between how we operate our organisation today, and how we innovate and implement strategies for the future? read more

Workplace Today Interview: Business Innovation During COVID-19

Workplace Today Interview: Business Innovation During COVID-19

Alis speaks to Workplace Today about the necessity of innovation in this landscape, and how leaders can cultivate workplace cultures primed for innovation. read more

Hayley Linthwaite to present at Global Cyber Conference for Peace

Hayley Linthwaite to present at Global Cyber Conference for Peace

Senior Associate, Dr Hayley Linthwaite, is co-hosting a session this Saturday June 27th at the Global Cyber Peace Conference. This ... read more

Learning From Living Systems

Learning From Living Systems

There is much wisdom to be found in the natural systems that surround us. Here are 4 Leadership Lessons captured in a brilliant living document, courtesy of the DAC lab. read more

ATOMIC Presence for Digital Learning

ATOMIC Presence for Digital Learning

In our latest article for Training & Development magazine, Hayley explores how the human connection can be strengthened online. read more

Energising Performance Conversations

Energising Performance Conversations

Performance conversations can be tricky. How do leaders re-energise the process for better outcomes? And how do we navigate post-covid? read more

Introduction to Whole Systems Thinking

Introduction to Whole Systems Thinking

It took a pandemic to see how connected and interdependent we are as a global community. As leaders, we need to understand what it means to lead with whole systems awareness, so we can make sure our ripple effect is a positive one. read more

10 tips for Facilitating Online Learning with Zoom

10 tips for Facilitating Online Learning with Zoom

One story of how we fast-tracked our digital strategy and pivoted to 100% online learning in less than a week. read more

Three Questions with Marianne de Pierres

Three Questions with Marianne de Pierres

In 2020, PF celebrated our 20th birthday. With over 20 years' of leadership, learning and transformation  carefully crafted and collated content under our belts, and a brand new vision to scale our positive impact, we were looking for the perfect voice to share our great work with the rest of the world. In walked Marianne. read more

Political Astuteness: “Dirty Word” or Vital Leadership Skill?

Political Astuteness: “Dirty Word” or Vital Leadership Skill?

What does it mean to be politically astute and why is this a key skill in today's business environment? read more

Transformational Leadership in the Age of Epidemics

Transformational Leadership in the Age of Epidemics

COVID-19 is not a blip in the system. Disruption is new normal. To thrive, we need leaders with buoyancy and purpose. Leaders who are not afraid to challenge convention. Leaders dedicated to transformation. read more

Training Industry Magazine Feature: Psych Safety

Training Industry Magazine Feature: Psych Safety

To get the best out of teams, the modern leader must nurture psychological safety. Yet this is particularly hard in remote teams and fast-moving organisations. Our latest article, published in the March edition of Training Industry Magazine, outlines five tried and tested safety tools you can use to help teams rapidly develop psychological safety. read more

Adaptive Leadership

Adaptive Leadership

Our world is a complex, unpredictable ecosystem. Now with the added gravity of a pandemic in our lives, we can hardly ignore the VUCA reality that envelopes us. Without minimising the current realities we’re experiencing, how might we find a way to adapt and thrive? read more

Creative Brainstorming Tools

Creative Brainstorming Tools

To solve for new and unprecedented challenges, we need new ways of thinking. Here are three tools to spark it... read more

From ‘Fake It Till You Make It’, To Cultivating True Joy

From ‘Fake It Till You Make It’, To Cultivating True Joy

In name of making it through COVID-19, you may feel pressure to “put on a brave face”. However, forced positivity can add to the overall levels of strain. How can you cultivate true joy and remain buoyant? The answer may surprise you. read more

Adapting Learning Online: 6 Emerging Priorities

Adapting Learning Online: 6 Emerging Priorities

In these difficult times, it’s important to carve out clear space for the leadership development that will help us adapt and ... read more

Leading Through COVID-19 With Buoyancy

Leading Through COVID-19 With Buoyancy

Everyday, it seems we are confronted with new and unprecedented challenges. As we recover from the bushfires, and as the impact of COVID-19 unfolds, how do we lead through crisis and disruption? One answer lies in buoyancy. read more

We’re speaking at Atlassian Summit 2020

We’re speaking at Atlassian Summit 2020

Important update: We regret to announce that Atlassian Summit 2020 has been cancelled amid escalating concern around the COVID-19 ... read more

Is Your Caterer Killing Your Learning Potential?

Is Your Caterer Killing Your Learning Potential?

In our latest article for Training & Development magazine, Natalie Richardson explores how leaders can use the science of nutrition to enhance learning and development outcomes. read more

Partnering for Value Creation Pt 2: The Dance

Partnering for Value Creation Pt 2: The Dance

This is Part 2 of Optimising Value Creation Through Partnership: an exploration into the value of creating partnering relationships. read more

Partnering for Value Creation Pt 1: The Case

Partnering for Value Creation Pt 1: The Case

Here, we present our case for partnering: why creating partnerships is a key contemporary leadership skill, and one of the greatest resources for value creation. read more

Horizontal Leadership

Horizontal Leadership

In 2019, we are sharing our Horizontal Leadership research anew. New model, same sentiment: What we achieve alone cannot compare to what we achieve together. read more

Cultivating Personal, Leadership and Cultural Buoyancy

Cultivating Personal, Leadership and Cultural Buoyancy

Our worklives are often characterised by many up and downs - some more severe than others. How do we move through tough times more constructively? read more

Curiosity: A Primary Leadership Discipline Today

Curiosity: A Primary Leadership Discipline Today

Much has been written about the power and importance of curiosity in organisations today. And yet, despite the benefits, curiosity deficits are common. How do we make the shift? read more

Woolworths Group’s Eco Transformation

Woolworths Group’s Eco Transformation

Today Sydney Morning Herald acknowledged Woolworths Group for their transformation into a dynamic retail ecosystem. This transformation means a lot to us. read more

PF to present at PMIAC 2019

PF to present at PMIAC 2019

Calling all Project Managers, Project Teams, and anyone interested in the power of story. PF will be presenting on project storytelling at PMIAC 2019. read more

Focus on the Learner Experience Not Engagement

Focus on the Learner Experience Not Engagement

PF's article explores what happens when we shift our focus from learner engagement to the learner experience. (published in Training Magazine, March 2019) read more

Can #libspill Teach us Something About Leading Transformation?

Can #libspill Teach us Something About Leading Transformation?

Another day, another leadership spill in Australian politics. Can we learn something from this chaos in the Coalition about steering transformation and the human side of change? read more

PF Present at Get BIM Right: bSA Management Series

PF Present at Get BIM Right: bSA Management Series

We were recently invited to present at the buildingSMART Management Series around the topic 'Get BIM Right". Our Managing Director, ... read more

Giving and Receiving Feedback: It’s a Gift

Giving and Receiving Feedback: It’s a Gift

Mention the word “feedback” in a professional setting and you will find many people shaking in their boots or running for the hills . The kicker is that people actually crave feedback. Even if it scares them. We encourage people to see feedback as a gift: one worth receiving and sharing at every opportunity. read more

Courage in the Boardroom

Courage in the Boardroom

Courage involves saying what needs to be said to the right person, at the right time, and in the right manner. As leaders, our observations are vital, yet many of us find it difficult to speak up, particularly if our message could be hard to hear. How do we back ourselves for the benefit of our entire organisation? read more

Feature Article: The Age of L&D Content Curation

Feature Article: The Age of L&D Content Curation

In the age of information, learners often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information at their fingertips. Is content curation a new priority for learning and development teams? Check out PF Senior Associate, Natalie Richardson‘s, new article published on Training Industry online. read more

ACE-ing Customer Experience at BWS [CASE STUDY]

ACE-ing Customer Experience at BWS [CASE STUDY]

For the last three years, our team have partnered with BWS to transform the business, boosting engagement in a team of 7500 across 1300 stores and creating a customer-centric culture through a handful of initiatives, including the Revolutionary Authentic Customer Experience (ACE) Program. read more

Five Essentials to Having a Courageous Conversation

Five Essentials to Having a Courageous Conversation

In our professional lives, situations often arise that bring about the need to have difficult conversations. Here are 5 steps to help you courageously navigate these situations. read more

One Link in a Chain Reaction: Employee Motivation

One Link in a Chain Reaction: Employee Motivation

You may have heard of the ripple effect of positive emotions, but what about the ripple effect of employee motivation on customer satisfaction? And how can leaders spark this chain reaction? read more

Agile Innovation: Insights from the World Business Forum 2017

Agile Innovation: Insights from the World Business Forum 2017

Our MD Gretel attended the World Business Forum 2017 and unpacks the top three priorities for getting Agile in your organisation. read more

Redesigning Retail: Empathy and Customer-centric Innovation

Redesigning Retail: Empathy and Customer-centric Innovation

In this second article of our Redesigning Retail series we ask: How important is empathy in this modern retail environment? And how can Design Thinking help retailers design innovative customer experiences? read more

Redesigning Retail: Create Great Customer Experiences

Redesigning Retail: Create Great Customer Experiences

In this first article of our Redesigning Retail series, we ask: How can we take a leaf from Amazon’s book and write the next chapter for Australian retail? read more

Leader as Facilitator

Leader as Facilitator

Contemporary leadership can often feel as if you have to be all things to all people: expert and friend and enabler and strategist...and…and…and… read more

Happy Holidays

For Performance Frontiers, 2017 will be... read more

Leading in a VUCA world

Leading in a VUCA world

It has never been more certain that almost nothing is certain... read more

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