Top 10 Skills Needed for 2021

Top 10 Skills Needed for 2021 When was the last time you completed a skills check for yourself? And, did you check against your career plan and did this highlight gaps? With the upheaval everyone has faced during the previous 12 months, there are new leadership opportunities available for everyone, if you have the right…

Why Leadership Matters and Research to back this!

Why Leadership Matters and Research to back this! One of my favourite songs by Black Eyes Peas is GET READY! Are you ready for this – Leadership Matters…and research backs it! The starting point to any change process is you and how you view yourself as a leader! Once you reflect on where you at…

R-e-b-u-i-l-d-i-n-g a Culture Remotely

R-e-b-u-i-l-d-i-n-g a Culture Remotely As a remote team member, when was the last time your manager did a culture check-in? In times of intense pressure, sometimes culture is pushed to the bottom of the barrel, however “Culture is not and never should be a Dirty Word.” With the acceleration of remote work, some managers may…

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”…

Horrible Bosses 3

Intolerable bosses grind us down and even though you may devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid yourself of your horrible boss (not literally), there is always “Hope for Change.” Whilst this is not a prequel for the promotion of the next Horrible Bosses movie, it is a sequel to your life and…

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…

What We Can Learn the World’s Youngest PM

*image credit Wikimedia Commons We follow Leadership in politics across the globe and we love that Sanna Marin is not only the world’s youngest government leader; last year, at 34 years old, she was also elected as Finland’s Prime Minister. So, what can we learn from her? She leads Finland’s biggest party, the Social Democrats.…

Thoughts on Bill Shorten’s Speech and his Leadership?

While facing any loss isn’t pleasant, when you’re a courageous leader you have to remember that how you react is important, because everyone who follows you is looking to you for guidance during the tough times. An example of what not to do as a leader facing defeat is the speech Bill Shorten (former opposition…

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…

Leadership is an Attitude

Attitude, not aptitude determines altitude Zig Ziglar A few months ago I was speaking about Leadership and Confidence to 200 University students. It was one of the best days I have had this year. What struck me was not only their commitment to being there, listening and really being involved in the presentation, but their…