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Leading Edge: March introduction from John Withers CMgr FIML, Chair of the Board

Welcome to the March edition of Leading Edge.

The beginning of any endeavour is always exciting; a new role, a new way of working or even a new year. What’s challenging is maintaining momentum. That’s why in this edition of Leading Edge, I’d like to highlight some of the ways your Institute can help you maintain and develop your leadership skills.

Like so many vital leadership skills, communication is one that we must continually focus on. This month, IML ANZ Members once again joined our highly successful Virtual Development Day, featuring a range of communication topics. In the first instalment for 2021, we unpacked how you can master workplace conversations. The day consisted of several sessions covering topics such as managing disagreements, performance conversations, and how to be assertive. As always, Members enjoyed complimentary access to the day and the session recordings. If you weren’t able to attend the day, I encourage you to watch the recorded practical and insightful sessions that will help us all continue to build our proficiency in workplace communication.

Much like communication, good decision-making also sits at the heart of outstanding leadership. To assist you we’ve created a quick checklist that can help managers remain focused when making tough decisions. This resource, featured in our Accelerate Leadership program, is an excellent tool that can help you or someone you know achieve their goals by making better decisions. You can download this checklist in this edition of Leading Edge.

Creating a robust and diverse community of managers and leaders is another activity that we want to focus on throughout the year. By bringing in new Members into the IML ANZ community, we can increase and enrich our interactions with other leaders through the ideas we exchange, and the connections we can make. To help with this, we’re offering new Members 15 months’ worth of Membership for the price of 12 months. As an incentive, if you refer someone in your network to join the Institute, we’ll give you a complimentary copy of either Leadership Matters: 7 skills of very successful leaders or Leading Well: 7 attributes of very successful leaders. You’ll find more information in this edition of Leading Edge. 

Finally, following a year of so much change for many of us, it can be easy to lose track of our personal information that needs updating. To assist us in providing you with the most relevant resources and delivering them in the way that suits you best, I’d ask that you take a few minutes this month to check your personal details that we have recorded in our member data. You’ll find a convenient, personalised link in this edition that you can easily update. 


John Withers CMgr FIML

Chair of the Board

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