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Decoding Leadership Effectiveness

Creating Leadership that works! So much discussion centres on leadership. We at LeadershipHQ know as well as anyone, because of course we add to it! In all the sentences, articles and conversations, it can be difficult to assess what appears to be most important in...

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity One of the techniques we draw on in our leadership courses is strengths based training. This is a technique that I love because it is focused clearly on the positives. Often, when something stops working in an...

Leadership is an Attitude

Attitude, not aptitude determines altitude Zig Ziglar A few months ago I was speaking about Leadership and Confidence to 200 University students. It was one of the best days I have had this year. What struck me was not only their commitment to being there, listening...

Why leaders must be authentic

Authenticity can transform a good leader into a great one as the ability to be authentic in a leadership role can, in turn, foster the development of authenticity in others. You may know leaders who show the opposite traits of authenticity?  They are the leaders who...

10 Ways to Engage Your Team

10 Ways to Engage Your Team and (more importantly) keep them engaged! “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts....

How to help your Team Learn

Leaders should never stop learning. They should never stop teaching, coaching and mentoring others. I love that about what we do. Why? We help leaders learn to be the best they can be. How? By doing. We might teach, coach, mentor, facilitate and educate – but we also...

Squashing Those ANTs

Do you have ANTs running freely in your mind? ANTs, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, are dangerous creatures. ANTS are those negative thoughts that always seem to be in the back of your mind, regardless of the situation. ANTs make it impossible to relax and enjoy the...

The Neuroscience of Faking It

One of the hottest catchphrases these days is the term, “fake it until you make it.” Despite its popularity, some people believe the saying is all about being an imposter. That couldn’t be further from the truth.   “Faking it until you make it,” is not about trying to...

Focus

I remember going for an interview for a Senior Human Resources role here in Brisbane with a major government department . I was really excited as well as being rather nervous. I thought the interview went great. The CEO was really innovative and dynamic and we got...

Workplace Collaboration

Workplace Collaboration Working with Your People, Transforming your Leadership As leaders, if we want our organisations to remain competitive, it's imperative that we transform them into literal engines that drive increases in efficiency, productivity and innovation....

The C Word

Compassionate. Is it a dirty word in business and leadership? Or is it the difference between highly effective and mediocre leaders? When we think of highly effective leaders, it’s often in terms of their decisiveness, strategy and clever thinking. It’s not often that...

CEOs and the Pain of Company Growth

I work a lot with founders and CEOs of start-up companies, and they often talk to me about how tough it is to get a business off the ground. What they don’t realise is that at any stage in its life cycle, running a business is a challenge. While there are many stress...

Resilience and Self Esteem

There is a little bit of a misconception in the corporate world that those who appear more confident can handle just about anything. Let me share something with you. I have had my fair share of knocks, challenges, let downs, failures and - at times it is hard to get...

Passion. It Matters

This might be a shock to you but I am SO passionate about what I do. Why? Easy. Leadership is my Why, Purpose and Passion. It matters. Truly matters.   Think of it like this. There are A LOT, I mean A LOT of consultants, companies and coaches that work in the...

Qualities of Highly Successful People

Success is something that all of us wish to attain. But if it were so easy, everyone who wanted it would have it – it’s relative elusiveness is what makes it special. It’s exclusive to a handful of people who did extraordinary things in their lives to get them to...

Be the Best you can be!

One of the key components of being a successful leader is knowing when to seek out additional resources to be a better leader. The realisation that one person can’t do it all is a major step in developing personal strength, and for leaders, this means investing the...

Darth Vader of Leadership

Or Why You Should Take Lessons in Leading from the Dark Lord of the Sith this Star Wars Day   If you are wondering who the Dark Lord of the Sith is then you have probably never seen any of the Star Wars films. And since that is not illegal (yet), you need to know...

What Makes an Inspiring Leader

It's so much easier to achieve our goals, in both our personal and professional life, when we are able to inspire others to help us. Being a leader that is able to motivate and encourage others is not something that happens accidentally. There are key traits which...