The workplace is changing, but it is still not a place of equality. Women in Australia control 75 percent of the spending power in their households. They are making the decisions about what to buy, and when to buy it. And yet they are still kicking against that proverbial glass ceiling, with women in full time work earning, on average, 17.5 percent less than men. Now is the time to not only lean in, but to lean out, as business leaders and as entrepreneurs. To walk the walk as well as talk the talk. To make the changes necessary to shatter that safety glass once and for all, rather than just tap against it.
You are a great leader. You are accustomed to working alone, internalising thoughts, ideas, creativity and being in your own space. But the business landscape is changing at an incredibly fast pace. The future outlook is one of uncertainty and constant challenges. To succeed on a long term basis, you need to engage, understand the value of your team, gain the confidence of those who ideate, who create, who support. You need to embrace the worth of commercial collaboration, and be a part of the We space.
Effective networking is a critical part of commercial collaboration and building relationships with an open approach, is an essential skill for all levels of management. This is not about handing out business cards at anonymous events. This is about gathering like minded, big thinkers around you who understand your business direction and who will complement your own skills and talents
The rate of technological change and the volatile stability of the global business environment mean that a great leader cannot afford to stand still. There is no room for the leader who is not willing to lead or who sits back and rests on past success. The leader of today needs to understand their own path and purpose, their reason for wanting to succeed, to have a clear definition of themselves. The ability to constantly innovate, invent, and take the lead as well as actively listen and collaborate are essential skills for the leader of the twenty first century. The ability to have a positive impact, on customers, on the bottom line, and of course, on your team, is the focus of the modern leader.
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Janine Garner has spent 20 years working her way across the world putting together award-winning marketing campaigns and strategies for high-profile brands, including Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Jaeger, Sainsbury’s Homebase and Citizen Watches. It was whilst working as a senior leader that she learnt about the power of connection and what it takes to unlock the brilliance in teams and leaders.
As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, educator and author, Janine has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless of Australia’s top 50 ASX companies and multinationals – EY, CBRE, DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard, Microfocus, Optus and CBA to name a few.
She is the best-selling author of ‘Its Who You Know – How a network of 12 key people can fast-track your success’ and ‘From Me To We – why commercial collaboration will future proof business, leaders and personal success’.
Janine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aston University, UK and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the same university in 2016. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School in The Art and Practice of Leadership and is a partner at Thought Leaders Global. Janine has won an International Stevie Award in recognition of her work.
When not on TV or radio, Janine’s thoughts and insights are regularly published in the media at The Huffington Post, CEO Magazine, Success Magazine, BRW, Women’s Agenda, AIM and The Australian. She also is the host of her own podcast, Unleashing Brilliance, featuring the untold stories of individual success from people around the world.
Janine believes that today, more than ever we need people, teams and companies willing to put in the extra needed to be truly brilliant. That we need leaders who are connected to their purpose and who will drive change. We need individuals brilliant enough to lead both in today’s complex environment and into tomorrow’s unknowns.
This requires collaboration, transformation and leverage and it demands better conversations, training and connection.
Janine believes everyone has brilliance within waiting to be unleashed and this is why she does the work that she does.