It’s the Courageous Leader that will build the Strongest Teams

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Courageous Leader is a role that many may take on but have not been armed with the proper tools and resources to lead effectively and in a way that gains the results you need. If you are struggling with high staff turnover and a demotivated workforce, perhaps a different approach is required. You are finding […]

7 Ways To Coach Others

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Coaching in the workplace happens every day; there are many coach leadership opportunities during the daily interaction between leaders and their team members, and being a great leader means identifying and taking advantage of these moments to help improve your employees’ performance and the culture of the company as a whole. I’ve put together a […]

8 Courageous Ways of Letting Go

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You are changing.  We are all changing. The world around you is changing.  Just because something was right for you in the past doesn’t mean it still is.  This could be a relationship, a job, a home, a habit, etc. It takes a lot of courage to change and essentially let go of things that […]

Courage is Valuing Yourself

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Valuing those around you – appreciating the things they do for you, the things they say, who they are as a person – is often much easier than valuing yourself. Many of us struggle to appreciate the things that make us great, and the things we have, for fear of coming across as too cocky, […]

3 Ways that Kindness Makes You a Better Leader

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It’s a shame that we still see people regarding kindness as weakness, whether at work or in life. The old adage, “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.” has stuck around all these years because, quite simply, it’s fantastic advice! Even when you don’t agree with someone, what have you got to lose by […]

The Brain and Overcoming Fear

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A lot of leaders still subscribe to the idea that they must present an image of confidence and control; they must be a ‘fearless’ leader to be effective and get the results they desire. You’ve probably met many of these leaders in your career and wondered if they really were unafraid of anything – and […]

WHY CHANGE IS HARD – and how we can make it easier.

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By Sonia McDonald LeadershipHQ Change is a constant factor in human history. What is distinctive now is the rate and scale of change. (Robinson 2001) Why do people find it so hard to change, or resist change even when it might be good for them? As leaders, we are constantly driving and facilitating change, yet research […]

Neuroscience of Fear – Tips to Overcome Fear

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Have you ever felt fear? Many leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, resilient and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear. Want to know the truth? I have never met anyone who doesn’t face fear. Every day, I work with clients, teams, associates, and leaders who feel […]

The 7 Laws of Leadership

I have put together these laws (when I say ‘laws’, I mean more like guidelines) for any leader who is looking for some direction – however, these are also great for making the most of life in general. I will expand on each one to explain why I believe they’re so important, and what they […]

Top Tips for Managing Resilience

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As technology and the world advance, workplaces find themselves up against an almost constant stream of challenges, whether in the form of workplace bullying, the restructuring of organisations, micro-managing, ridiculously large workloads and having no support from leaders or the rest of the team. Workplaces also liaise and work more with companies in other countries, […]