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Kickstart Your Leadership

Christmas is rapidly approaching which means that the end of the year will soon be upon us. But before it does, you need to start focusing on your development and training plans for the year ahead. Any training and development for 2016 should be given serious...

Your passion is your calling.

Recently I came across this quote from the fabulous Fabienne Fredrickson and it really resonated with me because it’s something that I speak about a lot. My job is my passion. When I found myself as a single mum with no money in the bank, I could not bring myself to...

Welcome to LeadershipHQ

Happy New Year! I have to say I am so excited about 2011. Don’t ask me why…maybe because I know this year is destined for great things for you, Leadership and me in the 21st Century. Firstly, thank you for taking your precious time out to read my first blog post! I...

Unlikely Entrepreneur

I remember standing there in Shanghai, China and my world had just fallen apart. My beautiful and warm apartment was suddenly cold and ugly. I wanted to crawl under a rock. I was left a full time single mum living in a foreign country and I had no idea what I was...

The War For Talent Escalates

There is a growing recognition within the recruitment industry that the head-hunting business is booming, but the number and calibre of candidates required is proving hard to source. The 'talent shortage' is being felt in many sectors, as employers seek to fill...

The Science of Presence

The ‘X factor’, charisma, presence. Whatever you call it, you know it when you see it and feel it. When you are in business, the ability to really connect and be present is a priceless skill. It satisfies a basic human need to be ‘seen’ and feel validated. It can’t be...

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

Recommended Reading: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World ~by Ronald Heifetz, Marty Linsky and Alexander Grashow We live in a time of danger and opportunity. Individuals, organizations, communities and...

The Leadership Shadow

According to the Australian Board of Statistics, women make up just over 50% of the population and 46% of the workforce, but are still vastly under-represented when it comes to leadership roles in business and government. In 2012, the statistics concerning women in...

The Best Leaders Put Others First

Within some corporate structures, the leader is at the top of the pyramid, on higher rung than others, without peer. The financial bottom line can make these structures appear successful and model-worthy at first, but their profit is gained at the expense of the well...

The 250 Most Influential Women Leaders

Richtopia is a digital business magazine that is dedicated to bringing today's leaders the latest news and interesting stories from the worlds of business, tech, finance and economics as well as providing insights from the world's most innovative, successful and...

Soul of Leadership

I read the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra a number of years ago and I was instantly a huge fan! When I saw that he had just launched a new book on leadership, I couldn't wait to get my hands onto it. Well, I like to get my hands on most leadership...

Single Parenting and Leadership

Parenting is the most challenging job you will love. It also takes a lot of leadership. For those who don’t know me, I am a full time solo parent of a 14-year-old daughter. Yes deep breath. It is wonderful and challenging. It is also very tough. Thing is, I know many...

Self Awareness Versus Success

What would I tell my younger self? Don’t you think this is a great question? Maybe Party Less? Learn more? Why is it when we leave school or university, we spend so much time and energy trying to be successful? Making our way up the career ladder? I am not painting...

Purpose Rocks

To me, purpose is everything. It ROCKS! It is the WHY I do what I do. Why do I want to make a difference? Why do I keep getting up every day even when I get those knocks or setbacks? Why do I want to continue to inspire, lead and coach others? My purpose. The key to...

Power Pose

Utilising the Power Pose in Leadership Quite bluntly, your body language shapes who you are, from one on one conversations to high end negotiations with potential employees and employers. Having a consciousness of how to match your pose to the situation is a learned...

Please help me help the homeless in Australia

I’ve signed up for the 10th Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 18 June 2015. The funny thing is that I will be speaking at the Executive HR Leadership Summit in Sydney the same day as the sleep out. So this Queensland CEO is going to be sleeping on Sydney Turf – and I know it is...

National Association of Women in Construction

Recently I had the opportunity to speak in front of 40 women who work in the engineering and construction space. This was part of the NAWIC Leading Ladies Seminar Series.  I wanted to present an inspiring and practical workshop around understanding the power of the...

Listen to the Fool!

“Listen to the fool. You might learn something.” – Plato Successful leaders are the ones with the strong vision and the ability to inspire and motivate their team.  This inspiration or motivation can come in the form of new ideas and as a leader it is our job to...