Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur
The Other End of Happiness

The Other End of Happiness

Given the tragic circumstances of the death of Dan Vickerman I thought to republish this Post from 2016. Last week I spoke at my Book Launch about my passion to help Men not pick up that rope like my Father did 15 years ago.............we have much...

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur What a heart wrenching and honest story and my sympathy goes out to and your family. The suicide 'victim' is all to often blamed for his or her selfish actions by not considering those 'left behind' . However when the pain becomes too much........

23/3/2017
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Stop Creating Leadership Teams

Stop Creating Leadership Teams

“The three of us will form the leadership group, (but) we have a really strong group of leaders at this football club that are underneath us. We expect all of our players to buy into the standards and we didn’t really want to put titles on it as...

Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur
4/3/2017 · 1 min read · ~10 · 1
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They're Humans Not Numbers

They're Humans Not Numbers

Just last week I overheard two Managers on a tram in Melbourne having what I consider a "less than human" conversation.It went like this........."I'm going to struggle to get John a 4 rating this time" one of them said almost desperately."How can I...

Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thanks heavens there are people who realise the conditions we need for humans to thrive in organisations like Atlassian. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/creating-the-conditions-for-business-and-personal-vitality-part-1

5/3/2017
Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur
12/2/2017 · 1 min read · ~10 · 1
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Trust Me........CEO's Have Some Work To Do

Trust Me........CEO's Have Some Work To Do

I read with interest an article called "Lack of Trust Never Sleeps" yesterday in The Melbourne Age newspaper by Michael Koziol that provided some damning statistics on the level of trust held for CEO's in Australia and Globally for that matter.From...

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

They could spend more time getting to know their employees. They could spend some time working beside them once every week or two. They could be more inclusive so they were more approachable. I hate to say this because I don't want to make it sound like a blanket statement but there are CEO's who abuse their roles by leaving during work hours for golf outings, 2 hour lunches which include alcohol, take extended vacations and are paid 10 times that of which their employees are paid. This is not conducive for a healthy work environment. There are many good CEO's as well... much food for thought here!

12/2/2017
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13/1/2017 · 1 min read · ~100 · 2
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Drop the "S" Word and Start Getting Real

Drop the "S" Word and Start Getting Real

Ever sat in a meeting and counted the amount of times when someone starts a sentence by apologising for what they are about to say?"I'm sorry to say this............................."Apologies in advance for what I'm about to...

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

I agree here to a point. I find that many seem to need to excuse themselves for existing, while the other extreme is someone speaking their mind regardless of being relevant. I don't care for either extreme. I do think that sorry has become one of those words we use describe our own discomfort with the topic at hand. But sorry also opens up discussion about the "elephant", is that what you wanted? If i merely require discussion about the elephant then introduce it as a discussion topic. Instead of sorry i use the word uncomfortable as a way to open discussions. If you need the team to eat the elephant one bite at the time and time constraints exist........Then we must be direct, factual and lay out an eating plan. The word sorry will derail this effort by opening up discussions. In leading you get to decide when discussion is appropriate and when it is not. Choose wisely, but choose. I also think the apologetic style of leadership was born from a education and political system where we are gun shy to be but so direct, as we might offend someone. Also the number of folks waiting to be offended has grown.

13/1/2017

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