Gavin Nicholson

Gavin Nicholson has worked in both the public and private sector over the past 20 years, and has focused on leadership, organisational development, and building high performance teams. He holds a Masters in Management and is currently completing a Doctor of Business Administration.

Leadership & Management Expert:

Gavin is a registered Administrator with CPP Asia Pacific of the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator. His work background includes the Australian Army, New South Wales Police Force, Australian Federal Government, Executive Recruitment and Lecturer on the MBA program at a number of Australian universities focusing on interpersonal leadership skills and conflict negotiation.

Articles by Gavin Nicholson

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There's no 'Y' in Management – Gavin Nicholson

ON A RECENT PEAK HOUR TRAIN trip aboard the sardine express, I found myself standing next to two older gentlemen from the Baby Boomer generation. They were discussing management issues in the insurance industry and their disdain at the younger group of middle managers. One of the men began discussing his impending retirement and commented on a…

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When the Gravy Train Derails

I’M SHOCKED AT HOW LITTLE THE TOPIC of ‘innovation’ appears in the dialect of MBA students. While ‘leadership’ is at the forefront of skills expected to be acquired during a typical 12 week course, innovation takes a back-seat. Yet, to remain competitive, and therefore profitable, innovation must arguably remain the numero uno for any business. Although innovation is…

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Dealing with the Monster Called Change

WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN we were scared by life’s uncertainties, things that may harm us, or imaginary monsters that appeared in the night. As we become adults the most scary event, behind divorce, tax or our football team losing the grand final, is the monster called ‘change’. And yet, nowhere in the dictionary is ‘change’ listed as harmful. The…

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Video Insights with Gavin Nicholson

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Consistency Reduces Fear of Change – Gavin Nicholson

TRUST IS VITAL TO SUCCESSFUL CHANGE, but ‘trust’ is not as simple as people believing in you or you doing the right thing by others. Rather, it has five elements integrity, openness, competency, empathy, and consistency. In this ClarkMorgan Insights video, Gavin Nicholson focuses on one element of change management – consistency – and how it was…

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To influence, simply be nice - Gavin Nicholson
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To Influence, Simply Be Nice – Gavin Nicholson

FORGET GOOD-COP-BAD-COP; being ‘nice’ is a better approach to building goodwill and influencing others, especially under stressful conditions. So says Gavin Nicholson, a former police detective and current senior lecturer. Nicholson’s Insight delves into two criminal cases, where the outcome was significantly improved with respect, so much so that even hardened criminals reflected the goodwill…

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