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Leadership: One worth following

Posted: 23/08/17

Watch the third talk in the series Leadership: Doing it well. Surviving when it’s bad, Andrew Laird (Dean of the Marketplace Institute and Life@Work director) addresses how to be a workplace leader worth following, and how to respond when your boss isn’t.

Loneliness in the workplace

Posted: 19/06/17

Dean of the Marketplace Institute, Andrew Laird writes. For those who have never had an experience of it, it may seem hard to fathom. But for many people, one of their most lonely places in the world is sitting at a desk in a crowded office. Despite people bustling around, occasional idle chat with colleagues, Read more

Leadership: Mean what you say

Posted: 19/06/17

Watch the second talk in the series Leadership: Doing it well. Surviving when it’s bad, Andrew Laird (Dean of the Marketplace Institute and Life@Work director) explores “Mean what you say” – how to avoid over-promising, and coping with a boss who does. Go to Talk 1: Leadership: Service or Self-Interest

Leadership: Service or Self-Interest

Posted: 27/03/17

Andrew Laird (Dean of the Marketplace Institute and Life@Work director) addresses how to be a servant hearted leader, and how to respond to a self-interested boss.

The Listening Leader

Posted: 17/03/17

This article first appeared in The Melbourne Anglican April 2017, No 557 Bad listening is unforgettable. I still recall the occasion like it was just yesterday. Sitting down for a meeting with a senior colleague, explaining my thoughts on a topic, only for them to cut me off  midsentence with a comment about a completely Read more

God, your co-worker

Posted: 23/09/16

“The task God has given us as His co-workers is to see and connect what has not been connected and made before”. Andrew Laird (Dean, Marketplace Institute) reflects on one of the key ways we are to understand the relationship between God and our daily labour.  This article was first published on the Life@Work website. It’s Read more

Why Hot Desking might be bad for you

Posted: 10/08/16

The workplace is undergoing a transformation. A revolution, that some suggest, is even greater than the Industrial Revolution. [1] But is every change for the good? Andrew Laird (Dean, Marketplace Institute) reflects.  This article was first published on the Life@Work website. We are now deep in the Information Revolution, and with it questions are being asked about everything Read more

“Muddling Along” – Reflections on being a Christian leading the ABC

Posted: 27/05/16

Earlier this month we enjoyed the privilege of hosting Mark Scott, who in April this year stepped down as ABC Managing Director.

Why we don’t take sick days

Posted: 21/04/16

Sick workers who turn up at the office are costing the Australian economy $34 billion a year. So why don’t we take sick days? Is it as simple as our boss makes us feel guilty? Or is the real sickness stopping us taking a day off a sickness in our hearts? Andrew Laird (Dean, Marketplace Institute) Read more

How to have a great day at work

Posted: 31/03/16

Andrew Laird (Dean, Marketplace Institute) considers whether it is possible to have a good day at work more frequently, in light of one who author who thinks that she’s found the three essential ingredients.

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