• Contemporary leaders need to measure value - not time, clicks or keystrokes

    4th Apr 2024

    Travis Schultz addresses the ongoing debate around workers being at home, in the office or a mix of both. ‘From a four-day work week to work-from-home, telecommuting and flexibility, opinions are as polarised as the Republicans and Democrats in the race to the White House’. He reminds us to focus on what really matters: creating value, and predicts time, clicks and keystroke measurements will be replaced as contemporary leaders focus on quality and impact.

  • The boss no one wants to work for

    3rd Aug 2023

    'If the tightness of the labour market in a post-COVID world has taught us anything, it’s that to attract the right talent, we need to offer the right environment, good opportunities, and an appealing culture', writes Travis Schultz, encouraging self-awareness with a long and short list of don'ts for leaders, managers and bosses looking to boost morale and retain the right staff.

  • Inclusivity: Not just a seat at the table

    6th Jul 2023

    ‘Within organisations and the broader community, we are still learning how to have conversations about nationhood, our collective history and so-called “Indigenous issues”.’ While Australia has been struggling with the modest concession proposed by the Voice to Parliament referendum, Nadia Elads has been pondering the meaning of inclusivity, and finding insight in the work of Dr Penny Taylor.

  • The 10 overlapping attributes of effective negotiators and great leaders – coincidence or not?

    11th May 2023

    Vision, patience, respect, listening to understand, admitting mistakes, building trust and rapport – these so-called soft skills aren’t so soft, writes Travis Schultz: they’re the attributes of effective negotiators and great leaders, more pertinent to practice than some of the theoretical subjects currently taught across universities, as vital to leadership as technical skills. 

  • It’s not always kind to be nice

    5th Apr 2023

    'Any difficult conversation can be an opportunity to build a relationship based on trust and mutual respect if the feedback is delivered with compassion and kindness,' writes Kelly Phelps of Travis Schultz & Partners, sharing a list of tips for delivering feedback.