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.…

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…

My Leadership is being tested and what I did about it.

This week my leadership was absolutely tested. We were getting caught up in the panic around what is happening around the world. The team were feeling it and I found it challenging to stay focused. This is where I needed to focus on different leadership skills to lead through this challenge. This is a really…

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…

12 Rules of Kindness

Kindness is not a weakness, it is a superpower! You can be strong as a Leader and always be kind. You can be courageous as a Leader and show fear. Leadership isn’t a role or title, it is a choice, attitude and action. Enjoy my 12 Rules of Kindness and practice everyday. 1. Always put…

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…

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…

Leading Our Children with Kindness and Courage

How to be a great leader for yourself and your family You might be wondering what being a parent has to do with being a leader – after all, leaders are usually talked about in a business or civil/social setting, aren’t they? But if you think about it, what we should strive to do as…

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.…

Would You Trust a Robot Over Your Manager?

64% per cent say yes, according to a new study Oracle and Future Workplace’s recent study shows that AI (artificial intelligence) isn’t as ‘scary’ as it used to be. Employees are keen to continue embracing technological advancements in the workplace. 36% of those surveyed said that new AI will help with gaining more free time…