The Passion for Innovation inside the Unlikely Entrepreneur

I have had the most amazing week! I had the pleasure of speaking at the LeadX where we had 8 remarkable women speaking on innovation, productivity and performance in a TED style event at QUT Business School. What a fantastic event with over 160 attendees who were inspired and empowered to be the best they can be!…

The HR Architect spends 5 minutes with Sonia McDonald

Who is Sonia McDonald? Sonia McDonald from LeadershipHQ has over 20 years human resource management and organisational development experience. She has held senior roles in organisational development, learning and development, strategic recruitment and talent management fields. She has worked in various industries such as retail, hotels, hospitality, education, construction and engineering, consulting, executive search and…

The 250 Most Influential Women Leaders

Richtopia is a digital business magazine that is dedicated to bringing today’s leaders the latest news and interesting stories from the worlds of business, tech, finance and economics as well as providing insights from the world’s most innovative, successful and inspiring people. The platform seeks to be the go-to resource for seekers of valuable knowledge…

Struggle for Authenticity

Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked for your opinion on something, however in order to be viewed in a certain way, you either amended or hid your true feelings? I think we have all done this to some degree whether subconsciously or otherwise. Why do we do this? The answer…

Spotting Leadership Potential

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Good performers do not always make good leaders. In fact, some good performers are not suitable for leadership roles at all. Identifying leadership potential is essential to succession planning, and to the long…

Soul of Leadership

I read the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra a number of years ago and I was instantly a huge fan! When I saw that he had just launched a new book on leadership, I couldn’t wait to get my hands onto it. Well, I like to get my hands on most leadership…

Single Parenting and Leadership

Parenting is the most challenging job you will love. It also takes a lot of leadership. For those who don’t know me, I am a full time solo parent of a 14-year-old daughter. Yes deep breath. It is wonderful and challenging. It is also very tough. Thing is, I know many single parents; men and…

Self Awareness Versus Success

What would I tell my younger self? Don’t you think this is a great question? Maybe Party Less? Learn more? Why is it when we leave school or university, we spend so much time and energy trying to be successful? Making our way up the career ladder? I am not painting everyone with the same…

Recruiting with your whole brain…

In any business, you are only as good as your team, so recruiting staff is one of the most important activities and requires time, research and diligence. One of the common recruiting mistakes is hiring in your own image, or ‘mirror hiring’. It’s human nature to be drawn to people who we feel familiar and…

Power of the Early Adopter – How Change Builds Momentum!

Have you seen the video clip called “First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy”?   If not, take a look at it because it’s the perfect illustration of change in action. The clip is part of a TED talk given by Derek Sivers where he talks about how to create a movement, and why the first…