Research and Insights

Trust to Improve Performance

What’s the secret to improving your teams’ motivation and performance? You’ve probably asked yourself this plenty of times when measures that you’ve put in place haven’t been as effective as you’d hoped. You have great incentives in place for your team, you’ve...

3 Tips for Being an Authentic Leader

Anyone can ‘lead’ if their idea of being a leader is old-fashioned and involves them saying one thing and doing another, and bossing everyone around! Authentic leaders are those who are trusted and keep an open and honest atmosphere while ROCKING IT. They inspire and...

Does Being Successful Make You a Great Leader?

You might think that sounds crazy (or that I’m crazy for saying it) but hear me out - I have a great example in mind that will really get my point across! Rocking it isn’t just about the money you make or the high position you work your way up to, and I’ll tell you...

Importance of Values, Beliefs and Vision in Leadership

Being true to yourself and having strong values and beliefs that you stick by is essential if you want to be a great, authentic leader! You also need to have a vision; what sort of leader do you want to be, what do you want to work towards with your leadership, how...

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...