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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...

7 Top Tips for Self Leadership

Leadership is an Attitude. Not a Role or Title. Leadership starts with YOU.   Tip No 1 - Self Awareness We spend so much time trying to be successful or climbing the ladder; when we should spend time getting to know who we are. Our strengths, passions, dreams,...

Top Tips for Building Your Brand Identity

If you think you can get away without clear branding today, you need to think again. In the legal profession, it’s becoming more and more important to build a clear brand identity. Your brand is what sets you apart from others in the industry and, importantly, what...

Put Yourself Out There

Let’s ignore the Tall Poppy Syndrome shall we? “If people are trying to bring you down it only means that you are above them.” I love this quote; doesn’t mean I feel like I am above anyone. However; I am over something. Have you heard of this thing called Tall Poppy...

Entrepreneurs and Testosterone

Does testosterone impact a person’s ability to run a successful business and if so, does that mean that only men are suited to becoming entrepreneurs? Given that power positions in the world of business have traditionally been given to males over their female...

The Art of Not Giving a Crap

As I sit here and my mind wonders about how to start this post; I remember all these funny, heartbreaking and beautiful stories about my life. Where do I start. I feel maybe the book is a good place to start as an analogy. So I finally publish a book. One of the best...

The Importance of Board Engagement: Part 3

A board of directors serves several purposes in your organisation.  The corporate board's roles and responsibilities include hiring and assessing the performance of the CEO, creating the culture of the board and the organisation, as well as providing governance and...