Being a Great Leader and Having a Life

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life My daughter wakes me up at midnight last night saying she can’t sleep. I know she has a lot on her mind and she is worried about COVID as she has just started university in Melbourne and has come home to me to study from here. I…

Set Yourself Up for Success

‘Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.’ – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney Success. You might be feeling like success isn’t happening for you at present however let me explore how to think about success differently during this time. I know, this is…

Weekly Leadership Insights

Weekly Leadership Insights Is it now week 4 of our new norm? This week I finally got myself into some sort of routine after the shock and yes grief of what has happened in the past few weeks. It took longer than I thought to adjust to the self-isolation and social distancing plus all the…

Here Are 6 Ways to Start Your Week Off Brilliantly

Here Are 6 Ways to Start Your Week Off Brilliantly As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with leaders is their productivity and mindset particularly during this time. This is a common problem in many organisations and businesses, especially with the added challenges of leading remotely, and virtually. These recent challenges…

McDonald Inc. Launches The Huddle

We need Kind and Courageous Leadership more today than ever. Many of you might not see yourself as a leader. Remember leadership isn’t a role or title. It’s an attitude, choice and mindset. In turn leadership is an interesting space. Some say you get into a leadership role because you work hard. Maybe it’s because…

What to do if your Manager Can’t Lead Remotely?

What do we do if we are being lead by someone who can’t lead remotely or virtually effectively? They say people leave their managers not their jobs. However, during times like these it is challenging to leave either. We have all worked with bad managers and when we work with a great manager – we…

Stop Being Selfish.

Guess what Leaders (and everyone for that matter) – all eyes are on you. Everyone is watching your words, actions and choices. Is this challenging time to be about you or others? Are we all really in this together? Please read this post to the end as I wanted to share some quotes that will…

We have YOU covered with Online Leadership and Learning

We do have YOU covered (not with toilet paper mind you!) with our Online Leadership and Learning programs and coaching! We know with so many of you now working remotely and from home, the need to keep yourself and your people engaged, developing and learning is critical. My team and I at McDonald Inc. have…

12 Rules of Courage

I think we have a Courageous Leadership problem. I recently an article Demystifying Courageous Leadership where it talks about how we live in an era of distortion, not disruption or transformation but distortion. Look at how we are reacting and leading through the coronavirus and the toilet paper debacle. We lead today in a world where there…

Best Bosses Do These 5 Things Differently

Last week I delivered a leadership workshop with 30 leaders. Probably a little larger than I would normally work with however the Human Resources Director really wanted as many senior leaders in the room. The day encompassed our key themes around Leadership being an attitude, action and choice, the importance of kindness, courage and inclusiveness…