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…

The carrot or the stick?

For decades organisations have focused on the power of reward and punishment as a way to get their people moving in the right direction.  You’ve probably seen it in action. The rewards: “If you meet the deadline I’ll let shout you lunch,” “Get this done by 2 o’clock and you can knock off early” or “If you do…

Sweat the Small Stuff in 2016

Women still occupy less than 16% of all board level positions, even though the need for greater gender balance is garnering a lot of attention these days. While setting benchmarks and other goals and developing strategies to recruit more women into the leadership pipeline is a welcome start, if we truly want to increase gender…

Succeeding as the Underdog

One concern that holds most new or small business owners back is the worry that they won’t be able to hold their ground against the competition in the market. This is a valid concern, as we know that the majority of businesses fail within the first two to five years. Just because you are the…

Spotting Leadership Potential

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Good performers do not always make good leaders. In fact, some good performers are not suitable for leadership roles at all. Identifying leadership potential is essential to succession planning, and to the long…

Soul of Leadership

I read the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra a number of years ago and I was instantly a huge fan! When I saw that he had just launched a new book on leadership, I couldn’t wait to get my hands onto it. Well, I like to get my hands on most leadership…

Seth Godin, Tribes and Leadership Mistakes

You may know Seth Godin as the author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us in which he says that: “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group…

Recruiting with your whole brain…

In any business, you are only as good as your team, so recruiting staff is one of the most important activities and requires time, research and diligence. One of the common recruiting mistakes is hiring in your own image, or ‘mirror hiring’. It’s human nature to be drawn to people who we feel familiar and…