Why Leadership Matters and Research to back this!

Why Leadership Matters and Research to back this! One of my favourite songs by Black Eyes Peas is GET READY! Are you ready for this – Leadership Matters…and research backs it! The starting point to any change process is you and how you view yourself as a leader! Once you reflect on where you at…

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…

Are you at a Career Crossroads?

Are you at a Career Crossroads? What went through your mind when first choosing a career? And, where are you now in relation to those initial thoughts and choices? Did it all change? These questions are designed to give you some comfort in knowing that things do change and uncertainty is a part of life…

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…

Adapt, Lead and Connect with your Team

Is your team flying in formation, or heading in unknown directions? Today’s rapidly changing business environment creates high expectations on leaders and teams and any form of misalignment can be disastrous. In military exercises for example, where “live ammunition fire” is used, there is no margin for error as lives could be lost. If you…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at some stage in your life, whether it’s right now, or sometime in the past. A crisis highlights when things aren’t working, then a typical reaction occurs to “just fix it now” and while under pressure,…

What working from home can teach us about Leadership?

Remote working is a challenge for leadership! As a leader of a remote team, how did you respond in a Zoom call with a team member being interrupted by barking dogs, children somersaulting in the background? Did you reschedule the call, hand over to someone else, or understood, empathised and engaged at a human level…

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…