Courage under Being Fired

I was fired once. At the time everyone around me were a lot more worried and shocked than I was. It wasn’t the right fit. It actually pathed the way to what I am doing and why we love working in career transition and coaching to help others navigate a pretty shitty time and be…

Adapt, Lead and Connect with your Team

Is your team flying in formation, or heading in unknown directions? Today’s rapidly changing business environment creates high expectations on leaders and teams and any form of misalignment can be disastrous. In military exercises for example, where “live ammunition fire” is used, there is no margin for error as lives could be lost. If you…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly A well-remembered phrase! Now, can you separate the good from the ugly in your executive team? Sometimes we all get caught up with the pace and pressures of business and can’t see the wood for the trees, when in fact, if we “paused and sat back from this”…

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team It’s R U OK Day. A day we are truly passionate about. People and people in teams create outcomes. Simple as a statement, complex in execution! Do you know how your team is performing and if so, how do you measure it, especially under stress? Do you know…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at some stage in your life, whether it’s right now, or sometime in the past. A crisis highlights when things aren’t working, then a typical reaction occurs to “just fix it now” and while under pressure,…

Freakin Failing…or Bouncing Forward

I freakin fail all the time; I mean bounce forward! Language is very important! Take a moment and reflect on the words in this headline. Then, identify where your mindset is in relation to what you have done, or, are experiencing in business right now. Some of us may have experienced failure and can’t move…

LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand

LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand In a year of uncertainty and devastation, leaders from all walks of life are facing their toughest test. Our test was no different. When the pandemic hit, and we had to navigate all the uncertainty, crisis and change with many…

Dealing with The Jerk

It was early in my human resources career and I was so excited to land a dream role. That dream came crashing down as soon as I set foot into my new office when I met someone in the team. Immediately I could see her aggression and bullish tactics. Then everyone started warning me about…

Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved?

Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved? Have you noticed disconnection within your team and workplace? This becomes evident with increased rumours, high stress levels, signs of a struggling manager, low employee morale, no regular meetings and no clarity on future directions! With increased remote working, this has placed even more emphasis on the…

Engaging and Motivating Remote Teams

How engaged and motivated is your team? Do you understand their personality types, what drives them and how they operate under pressure? Leadership capability is stretched even more with remote team working! As a leader of a remote team, you need to know if your “wheels are spinning” or you have engaged everyone with their…