Weak Company Culture is Behind the Decline in Employee Loyalty

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A new report released by TINY pulse, The 2019 Employee Engagement Report: The End of Employee Loyalty, shares the results of a poll of 25,000 employees from 20 different industries – there’s been a 20% increase in the number of workers who said they would leave their current job for a small pay increase, 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 […]

The HR Problems 8 out of 10 Businesses are up against

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A survey held by the Association for Talent Development that looked to discover what executives thought were their biggest HR concerns in terms of the skills their future talent will need to help them survive in the business world. 83% (or 8 out of 10) are facing a skills gap at present, and 78% foresee […]

Can You Afford the High Cost of Poor Leadership?

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Many of us have seen poor leadership in action – those bosses that drive away your colleagues and new hires in droves, possibly even forcing you to quit as well. You’re left wondering why the management hasn’t changed, even in the face of such poor employee retention. When leadership in a company is poor, millions […]

Does Your Team Need Some Resilience?

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In the past few years, we have been delivering more and more Team Alignment and Leadership Workshops. I am hearing the same stories and experiences across all these teams – the need to align, collaborate, lead, innovate and keep moving forward in being a stronger and resilient team. As technology and the world advance, workplaces […]

Rock It.

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Watch this video where I talk about how to Rock It! Confidence, Self Belief and Courage truly matter. Today we need Confident Leaders. You are a leader. Focus on what makes YOU Rock! My ROCK It Manifesto is – I will make my world truly ROCK by 1.    Standing by my values, no matter what, because […]

5 Reasons Why We Need Board Leadership

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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 […]

Emotional Health for Success

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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 […]

Welcome to LeadershipHQ

Happy New Year! I have to say I am so excited about 2011. Don’t ask me why…maybe because I know this year is destined for great things for you, Leadership and me in the 21st Century. Firstly, thank you for taking your precious time out to read my first blog post! I have been thinking […]

Unlikely Entrepreneur

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I remember standing there in Shanghai, China and my world had just fallen apart. My beautiful and warm apartment was suddenly cold and ugly. I wanted to crawl under a rock. I have left a full-time single mum living in a foreign country and I had no idea what I was going to do next. […]