Leadership in Succession

Leadership in Succession Do you ever have time to consider your leadership future with the pace of change, the increased speed of business and technology impacts? It is important that you consider how you might fit into future succession plans in your business, or how you might set up plans for others! The workforce is…

Why Leadership Must Change NOW

Why Leadership Must Change NOW This is NOT a dress rehearsal. We are all at a Cross Road, with the economy slowing, productivity sluggish, employment growth and consumer confidence faltering. Many economists are now predicting an extended period of slow economic growth and recovery. And, to top it off “there are significant gaps and weaknesses…

What was one Big Skill Gap for Leaders in 2020?

What was one Big Skill Gap for Leaders in 2020? Communication. Is this a gap for Leaders today? We think so and it was apparent during 2020. Great news – Communication is a skill that can be learnt. How do you communicate? And, do you know the preferred communication style of the people you’re communicating…

Become a Leader for the Future of Work

Become a Leader for the Future of Work At this point in time, we are facing huge issues globally – a fragile economy, pandemic and business recovery and the need to reinvent work, to name a few. Brilliant, courageous leadership is required now to reimagine the nature of our work, understand the way we engage with…

WANTED: LEADERS for a CHANGE!

Throughout time, individuals have created change in significant ways, for example Mahatma Gandhi, a leader who brought justice and harmony between people of all faiths. Right now, with the challenges we are facing in Australia and globally with the economy, jobs, sustainability etc., you have an opportunity to make a difference, if you view this…

Great Bosses Appreciate Others

Great Bosses Appreciate Others Last week I posted an article around Horrible Bosses, “People don’t leave bad jobs. They leave bad bosses.” More often than not, it’s not because they are underpaid, rather it’s because they feel undervalued and unappreciated. Once I was coaching someone and he said to me, “they get paid so that…

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…

Courage to Deal with the Jerk at Work

Have you worked with a Jerk? I have! They are real. They are out there. We have worked with them, for them and lead them. For whatever reason provenance has deemed necessary, there will often be that one person in a working environment that no amount of coaching or compassion will breach. These narcissistic jerks…

How to Handle Challenging Co-workers with Kindness

How to Handle Challenging Co-workers with Kindness It’s only natural that when you spend the majority of your week at work, the people there will get on your nerves. Whether someone is sexist, sucks up to the boss or whinges about everything, there’s bound to be someone who annoys you. There could even be a…

Importance of Kindness at Work

By Sonia McDonald CEO & founder LeadershipHQ & McDonald Inc., Author and Keynote Speaker. When you think of traditional office culture, there are many things that are given importance above being kind. In fact, kindness isn’t even on the radar a lot of the time. Being competitive, confident (almost to the point of being arrogant),…