How we can teach Courage and Kindness?

Last week I posted a story around experience I had at my local Coles and the lack of leadership and kindness I was seeing from Australians. Then my associate told me at work that someone working at her local Woolworths had spent the day crying and I had experienced something very similar at Woolworths myself.…

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…

Courage & Kindness Movement – How you can help

Can we make a difference by being kind and courageous. We know we can and there is research behind this. The day my 13 year old daughter Abby came home from school in tears because her best friend started bullying her was a day I will never forget. Only a few weeks prior her best…

Empathy is What Kills Shame

When we are feeling shame, we often internalise it and keep the feeling to ourselves. Sharing deep feelings is being vulnerable, and makes us worry about appearing weak. The truth is that even though it may be uncomfortable to start talking about your shame, it’s what helps.  Discussing these feelings with someone we’re close to…

Lead with Courage

Excerpt from my book Leadership Attitude I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela We have talked about confidence as I think this is pivotal. Leadership is also about…

4 Skills That Make Up Courage

Leadership isn’t easy; it’s much easier to read or talk about than it is to actually do. This is why courage is essential for being an effective leader. When you’re a leader you have to be accountable, do what you believe is right even if others don’t agree,  have difficult conversations, appear (and be) brave…