Colin D Ellis
Leadership | Culture | Success


Colin D Ellis shares his thoughts on the hot topics in leadership, culture, delivery and transformation today – from agile to emotional intelligence


I'm bringing this energy and insight to a 12-module online program. Learn at your pace, in your space these essential emotional intelligence skills that will transform how you deliver, communicate and achieve success in your role.

Inspired by the classic Trainspotting scene I hit the laneways of Melbourne to urge you to choose a better way to lead and deliver successfully!

Leaders Must Empower Others [Transcript]

How much do you plan to spend on evolving your culture this year? Read the transcript


Project management has not been living up to its potential because we continue to fail to invest in Leadership and Culture. Here's my take on what needs to change and why.

My view on senior managers and culture – I truly believe transformation starts with you / me / us! It's our behaviours that will drive real change. I've also blogged about this topic here and shared my 'Transformation Triangle' model.

Personality Profiles Must Change the Way You Communicate. Personality profiles can be hugely useful tools for individuals to become more self aware, to understand their biases and to provide the opportunity for staff to build empathy towards each other.

Why I wrote The Project Book

I wrote the book I wanted to read for a profession I love and believe in!

The awkward moment when you try to explain to your 10 year old son what you do for a living! Talking projects, planning and teams with my very own Ted. 

The Conscious Project Leadership tribe is a network of people dedicated to putting great leadership and culture at the heart of project management. We've been brought together by our recognition of project management's dismal reputation!

Are you soft on poor performance? Businesses lose billions of dollars because they don't set expectations the right way. Read the transcript here

It's been a pleasure working with the switched on folks at Telstra. Here's some of their thoughts about what we've been doing.
Simply saying 'We're going agile' and sending everyone on an agile training course won't work. You need the right people, with the right mindset to make it happen.

All Jobs Will Change

As Ferris Bueller once said, 'Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.' The world of work is changing fast and not changing with it is a mistake. Read the full transcript here