Emotional Health for Success

Getting our team the resources that they need to meet their goals and objectives and perform at a high level is a key focus of many leaders. Looking out for our team members, and their well-being, isn’t just good for them, it’s good for us, and our companies.  However, being a leader isn’t just about high performance and…

Women, work-life balance and neuroscience.

Recently I was interviewed for the International Women’s Day Business Leader of the Year Awards and I was asked for my answer to a question that I have been thinking a lot about lately.  The question was “What does work-life balance mean to me and how do I manage it, being a director of my business…

Women Make Excellent Investors and Entrepreneurs

Times have changed, with women in some sectors now equalling the earning power of their male counterparts. But there is still a perception that proper money management and entrepreneurship is the domain of men, and the perception that women seeking the wisest path in investing in the future should hand their financial affairs over to…

Why Working on Your Strengths is so Important

“…to avoid your strengths and to focus on your weaknesses isn’t a sign of diligent humility. It is almost irresponsible. “– Donald O. Clifton. From the very first day that we begin our formal education and schooling, homilies such as “practice makes perfect,” are used to impress upon each of us our innate abilities and…

Why women need to support women, not compete with them!

When power feels like a scarce resource, people will compete with one another to grab what influence they can. Historically, women have perceived that a small amount of power and opportunity are available to us—and that these resources are controlled and granted to us by others. So when some small door of opportunity cracks open,…

Why our brains are wired to connect – Neuroleadership Summit Blog Part 1 June 2013

Last week I attended the Neuroscience of Leadership Effectiveness Summit in Sydney. Over 200 people from around the world attended to listen to insights and research about Neuroscience and Leadership. This is the first blog post I am going to share from the Summit around why our brains are wired to connect. Matt Liebermann, Professor at the University…

Why mentoring is important

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ― Robert Frost Many of us were fortunate enough to have mentors as we grew into our leadership roles.  Now it’s our turn to pay forward. The mentor/mentee relationship must spring out of genuine respect and empathy because it’s quite a personal one which thrives on honest…

Why Innovation is Important for Your Leadership Style

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, ‘A rolling stone gathers no moss.’ In essence, it refers to the concept that a stagnant position quickly becomes useless, unable to move forward when the environment dictates. And in the arena of business, forward progress is key. When faced with change, the past place a leader wants to seek…