Catherine Gillespie
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Looking for Cultural Transformation? Try Finding It In The Mirror

Looking for cultural transformation? Look to the top first. And if you are in senior leadership yourself, try finding it in the mirror.Any business masquerading as having a winning culture when really it is defensive, aggressive and unauthentic, is really only projecting a disguise. The Board and the Senior Executive are only fooling themselves. Nearly everyone else both inside and outside the business can see through this pretence.It is like the Board and Senior Executive are inviting their…See More
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Looking for Cultural Transformation? Try Finding It In The Mirror

Looking for cultural transformation? Look to the top first. And if you are in senior leadership yourself, try finding it in the mirror.Any business masquerading as having a winning culture when really it is defensive, aggressive and unauthentic, is really only projecting a disguise. The Board and the Senior Executive are only fooling themselves. Nearly everyone else both inside and outside the business can see through this pretence.It is like the Board and Senior Executive are inviting their…See More
Thursday
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question...How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?The warning signs to know whether to conduct a mediation or a formal investigation would be…See More
May 31
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question...How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?The warning signs to know whether to conduct a mediation or a formal investigation would be…See More
May 31
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

A Leadership Tip to Prevent the ‘Code of Dishonour’

‘The fabric of decency is torn’.We are outraged at those in power who have permitted a culture that lacks integrity, decency, grace, humility, honesty.But is that the result of our complacency? Is our complacency  ‘the friend and enabler of those in authority who wish to take advantage of others?’Have we been distracted by our own ‘busyness’ such that we haven’t stopped to scrutinise and question? Unfortunately, ‘too few of us bother to check and compare, to hold the powers that be to…See More
May 29
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

A Leadership Tip to Prevent the ‘Code of Dishonour’

‘The fabric of decency is torn’.We are outraged at those in power who have permitted a culture that lacks integrity, decency, grace, humility, honesty.But is that the result of our complacency? Is our complacency  ‘the friend and enabler of those in authority who wish to take advantage of others?’Have we been distracted by our own ‘busyness’ such that we haven’t stopped to scrutinise and question? Unfortunately, ‘too few of us bother to check and compare, to hold the powers that be to…See More
May 28
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Getting to the heart of conflict

‘Getting to the heart of conflict’ is the name of a book written by Professor Bernie Mayer, Lecturer in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. I recently attended a workshop presented by Bernie. He offered a mixture of self reflection and group sharing opportunities along with offering the insights he has gathered, tested, and reflected upon over 30+ years of working in these fields.To get to the heart of conflict implies that disputants present with many layers of apparent…See More
May 2
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Getting to the heart of conflict

‘Getting to the heart of conflict’ is the name of a book written by Professor Bernie Mayer, Lecturer in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. I recently attended a workshop presented by Bernie. He offered a mixture of self reflection and group sharing opportunities along with offering the insights he has gathered, tested, and reflected upon over 30+ years of working in these fields.To get to the heart of conflict implies that disputants present with many layers of apparent…See More
May 1
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Who Really Is The Difficult Conversation For?

Hang on a minute – who really is this ‘difficult conversation’ difficult for?Many managers have told me that they need to properly prepare for a meeting with a staff member because the meeting will be uncomfortable for the staff member and the conversation content will be difficult to receive.What I believe the manager is really saying to me is that they have to properly prepare for a meeting with a staff member because the message and the meeting experience will be difficult for themselves.…See More
Apr 27
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Who Really Is The Difficult Conversation For?

Hang on a minute – who really is this ‘difficult conversation’ difficult for?Many managers have told me that they need to properly prepare for a meeting with a staff member because the meeting will be uncomfortable for the staff member and the conversation content will be difficult to receive.What I believe the manager is really saying to me is that they have to properly prepare for a meeting with a staff member because the message and the meeting experience will be difficult for themselves.…See More
Apr 27
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Amazing Ways To Deal With Change

Recently I was asked to facilitate a workshop for a client regarding ‘Managing Change’. Rather than focus on a well known ‘model for change management’ (like a template for planning change using a project management approach) I decided to introduce the participants to the various ways staff in the organisation view change, why they might view and react to change differently and how to plan for this in order to minimise triggering threat reactions in staff.In preparation for the workshop, I…See More
Apr 5
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Amazing Ways To Deal With Change

Recently I was asked to facilitate a workshop for a client regarding ‘Managing Change’. Rather than focus on a well known ‘model for change management’ (like a template for planning change using a project management approach) I decided to introduce the participants to the various ways staff in the organisation view change, why they might view and react to change differently and how to plan for this in order to minimise triggering threat reactions in staff.In preparation for the workshop, I…See More
Apr 5
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

How to Manage Anonymous Workplace Complaints

We’ve put some focus in recent months on workplaces investigations through our series of videos outlining frequently asked questions on the subject. Today we’re covering a question that wasn’t covered in the series but which has arisen a few times and which we have had some…See More
Apr 3
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Mar 29
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

How to Manage Anonymous Workplace Complaints

We’ve put some focus in recent months on workplaces investigations through our series of videos outlining frequently asked questions on the subject. Today we’re covering a question that wasn’t covered in the series but which has arisen a few times and which we have had some…See More
Mar 29
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

The standard you walk past…

Recently I posted a comment in LinkedIn about a particular incident in which a young CFA volunteer was subjected to physical assault by other CFA volunteers in the presence of so called ‘team members’ who witnessed the assault and appeared unperturbed and did not intervene.My LinkedIn comment was: “What does it say when this…See More
Feb 23

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http://www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au
Personal blog
http://www.workplaceconflictresolution.com.au/blog/
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1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
conflict resolution
mediation
grievance investigation
communication
leadership
bullying
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Catherine Gillespie's Blog

Looking for Cultural Transformation? Try Finding It In The Mirror

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 12:35 0 Comments

Looking for cultural transformation? Look to the top first. And if you are in senior leadership yourself, try finding it in the mirror.

Any business masquerading as having a winning culture when really it is defensive, aggressive and unauthentic, is really only projecting a disguise. The Board and the Senior Executive are only fooling…

Continue

How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

Continuing our series of short videos on the subject of workplace investigations. It’s a subject that’s often misunderstood and even mishandled by leaders, managers and HR personnel. Today’s question...

How does management know the difference between needing a mediation as opposed to a workplace investigation?…

Continue

A Leadership Tip to Prevent the ‘Code of Dishonour’

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 13:47 0 Comments

‘The fabric of decency is torn’.

We are outraged at those in power who have permitted a culture that lacks integrity, decency, grace, humility, honesty.

But is that the result of our complacency? Is our complacency  ‘the friend and enabler of those in authority who wish to take advantage of others?’

Have we been distracted by our own ‘busyness’ such that we haven’t stopped to scrutinise and question? Unfortunately, ‘too few of us bother…

Continue

Getting to the heart of conflict

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 13:17 0 Comments

‘Getting to the heart of conflict’ is the name of a book written by Professor Bernie Mayer, Lecturer in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. I recently attended a workshop presented by Bernie. He offered a mixture of self reflection and group sharing opportunities along with offering the insights he has gathered, tested, and reflected upon over 30+ years of working in these fields.

To get to the heart of conflict implies that disputants present with many layers…

Continue
 
 
 

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