Sharing Her Insights

Through her blog, published whitepapers, and quizzes

I never stop thinking about how to make leadership more effective, much easier, and more satisfying.

Doing my training as a psychologist, I was taught to look at the evidence first, and identify how to translate that into practice. This is the ‘scientist-practitioner’ model. It has served me very well. And I use it in service to better leadership.

When it comes to leadership, I don’t think more has been written about many other topics. Not all of it is helpful. Not all of it has a research-base. Probably more is misleading than is helpful.

Since Lee Iaccoca published his eponymous ‘Iaccoca’ in 1984 we have been captured by the cult of the hero leader. It is past time to put that to rest. Inclusive leadership that serves the organisation’s needs rather than self-serving individual careers is what we need as we head into the 2020s and huge uncertainty.

My goal is that through my writing and my programs I can contribute to improving leadership so that it is seen as a service not an entitlement.  Please enjoy.

Karen Morley leaning on silve railing looking into distance

Latest Blog Posts 

Avoid work’s hidden burnout crisis

Avoid work’s hidden burnout crisis

There’s no question that COVID-19 has increased the level of anxiety and burnout in our lives. UK research showed that levels of distress in the community doubled in 2020. The rate of mental distress in the Australian community was 2.5 times the rate prior to the...

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Avery is achievement-oriented, conscientious and agreeable

Avery is achievement-oriented, conscientious and agreeable

She’s a high potential, ready for promotion to the next level.  But she’s not sure if she wants that. She’s not just a leader, she’s also a human.  She has a partner, two kids, a dog, a father who has just been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Life is full -...

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How inclusion can become detrimental to your business

How inclusion can become detrimental to your business

Diversity and inclusion is being championed by today’s most successful businesses, but there are consequences for those simply using it as a trend to boost their bottom line. With something of an explosion in the growth of diversity and inclusion over the past year,...

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Download Free Whitepapers

I have three series of Whitepapers that distill relevant evidence into workable actions.

The Generative Leadership series focuses on coaching, coaching culture, collaboration and psychological safety. The Inclusive Leadership series focuses on removing bias from leadership and making it more inclusive.

The Flexible Leader is my latest project – helping you to be the flexible leader you need to be, and we need you to be, to shape a more promising and vibrant future for our organisations, our families and our societies.

Your influencing style circumplex with 8 different influencing styles that are wamr versus cool and dominance vs deferent

Quizzes to help you discover your leadership styles

Improving your leadership starts with understanding where you’re at right now. Then articulating where you want to be. The gap between the two is your development opportunity.

What’s the best way to understand where you’re at right now? Assessing yourself against a structured reliable framework, and getting feedback from others. Try my quizzes to help you understand more about your leadership and influencing styles. 

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