Passion. It Matters.

Passion, It Matters to me. This might be a shock to you but I am SO passionate about what I do. I am passionate about my coaching, keynote speaking, writing, leadership training and making a difference. Why? Easy. Leadership is my Why, Purpose, and Passion. It matters. Truly matters. Think of it like this. There…

5 Reasons Why We Need Board Leadership

Board Leadership by Sonia McDonald CEO & Founder LeadershipHQ The ability to oversee and govern your organisation, define its values, mission, and goals, and also create its culture, comes down to your board’s relative strength. Building a strong board is a difficult task for CEOs, Board Chairs, and allied board members, but it is more…

5 Keys to Building Great Connections

The lifeblood of any successful career and business is in building great connections. Whether building new connections with potential clients or strengthening relationships with your existing network, making sure they are meaningful is essential to growing your business. For extroverts, this is often second nature. But for many people, it can be quite challenging. By…

Leaders of Leaders Interview with CEO of carsales.com Ltd

Our Leaders of Leaders interview this week is with the amazing Cameron McIntyre, CEO carsales.com Limited and he is featured in our latest Leaders Hub Magazine. carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR) is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats…

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…

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 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…