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    “I care about supporting people, teams and organisations to be the best they can be. What often gets in the way unfortunately are fractured relationships, insufficient collaboration, low levels of trust, and poor communication. Leaders sometimes struggle with how to truly lead or get the best from their people. My strengths are working with leaders and senior teams who need to gain increased clarity about where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there.”

About Phil

phil-standing-smilingPhillip’s capability and passion is working with senior leaders and teams to achieve high levels of individual, team and organisational performance. His passion lies in supporting leaders to create meaningful change to support performance and organisational health. Phil’s particular focus is creating leaders who know how to lead themselves and their teams successfully. The approach adopted brings together a strong systems approach with proven personal transformational processes.

Prior to founding The Leadership Sphere, Phillip spent six years with the highly successful and innovative ANZ cultural transformation program called Breakout, where he was the Head of Consulting and Facilitation. Initiated by the CEO, John McFarlane in 2000, Breakout has been widely acclaimed as one of the best examples of a successful cultural transformation program in the world.

Phillip works with many large Australian and international organisations including tier one professional service firms, several large Australian banks and many large hospitals and healthcare groups. He works with CEOs and executives as a coach and mentor and is on various global coaching panels. He has also worked with McKinsey & Co in delivering leadership programs to a global firm. He is sought out by some of Australia’s most senior leaders to guide and support them.

His approach is definitely not ‘one size fits all’ and instead uses a contextual approach – and importantly, one that optimises results for the client. His strengths are working with leaders and senior teams who need to gain increased clarity about where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. He has strong expertise in helping organisations manage and lead change in complex environments.

Phillip has written and contributed to several books, including Leadership Without Silver Bullets: A Guide to Exercising Leadership, acclaimed by business leaders and experts as a no-nonsense guide to leadership that cuts through the usual rhetoric. He also contributed to two new books: Emerging Trends in Leadership and Strategy and The World Book of Values. Phillip’s fourth book (in progress) addresses the challenges of real world people development and how to create and sustain a capable and motivated workforce.

Phil and his Team

Phil and his Team


Leadership to us means being at the forefront of the latest thinking from around the world so we can bring the best to our clients. It is also reflected in how we engage with all our stakeholders, be they clients, suppliers, government and indeed, our own people.
Phillip Ralph

Phil is a leadership and team development specialist and is considered a thought leader in these areas.

Phillip Ralph

Megan Mann, Exec Assistant

Meg has extensive experience in executive support, events, programs, corporate sponsorships, conferences and projects.

Megan Mann,
Exec Assistant

Janet Kay, Business Manager

Janet is a veteran EA with nearing 20 years experience in the corporate realm supporting top tier executives. She now heads up Phillip’s business.

Janet Kay,
Business Manager

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Vision and Values

What they are for us

Our values are important to us. These are the non-negotiable minimum standards to which all our work and dealings apply. These values are not a high aspiration we strive for, but rather the way we do business. When we are true to our values, our clients know it.

Partnership

Partnership

We want our clients to have energy and buy-in around the reasons we were hired in the first place and we consciously work to transfer skill and knowledge where applicable. This helps ensure a system which is self-reinforcing and sustaining.

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership to us means being at the forefront of the latest thinking from around the world so we can bring the best to our clients. It is also reflected in how we engage with all our stakeholders, be they clients, suppliers, government and indeed, our own people. We believe that we can make a powerful difference in the world, both through leaders and by being leaders. Making a difference means enabling people to be all they can be, regardless of the organisation, culture, gender, race or age. The bottom line is people living more fulfilling lives in a sustainable way.

Courage

Courage

Being courageous comes in many forms. However for us it means being bold and different as consultants. It means doing things differently from the pack – creating value beyond the norm by putting ourselves out there. Our people demonstrate and model the behaviours that we ask of our clients, whether they are a senior leader or a team that feels stuck. We need to be prepared to go to the hard places to help our clients.

Community

Community

We have a strong sense of doing what is right for the community and feel a responsibility to all people. We have a desire for a world that is peaceful, equitable and where people are honest with one another. We value spouses, children and family. We want everyone to have the opportunity to grow and be the best they can be, whatever this means for them.

Excellence

Excellence

It means striving to be the best in whatever we do, not so we can say we’re the best compared to others, but so we can say we were the best for our client. It also means having the best people working for us. Our clients rightly expect work of the highest quality – accurate, valuable, on time, on budget and with no surprises.

Ethical practice

Ethical practice

Ethical practice means never compromising our own integrity or that of our clients. We won’t try to “sell in” products and services that don’t address the true underlying issues. Practicing in an ethical manner means that we work in the best interests of our clients, not us.

Connect with Phil

The Office

Phillip Ralph
Level 2, GPO Building
350 Bourke Street, Melbourne
support@theleadershipsphere.com.au
Office: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Ph: 1300 100 857