LeadershipHQ Blog

3 Ways to Get on a Board

The fact of the matter is, we need more diversity on boards. Without a variety of different people with different backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences, things will continually be done the same way. This isn’t how innovative processes and ideas come about! If you’re...

5 Reasons Why We Need Board Leadership

Board Leadership by Sonia McDonald CEO & Founder LeadershipHQ The ability to oversee and govern your organisation, define its values, mission, and goals, and also create its culture, comes down to your board's relative strength. Building a strong board is a difficult...

Top 5 reasons why you need a business coach

You’ve built your business up through sheer hard work, focus and money. But is that enough to keep your business on track for growing success? Are you a reactive business manager, making just-in-time decisions? Not sure if your business strategy is right? Or don’t...

5 Keys to Building Great Connections

The lifeblood of any successful career and business is in building great connections. Whether building new connections with potential clients or strengthening relationships with your existing network, making sure they are meaningful is essential to growing your...

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...