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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...

Board Leadership: Part 1

The ability of 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 task for CEOs, board Chairs, and allied board members, but...

5 Reasons Even Execs Need Coaching

Reaching the executive level on the totem pole in business doesn’t mean you should stop the pursuit of greater knowledge and skills to support you in your role. We can all benefit from additional knowledge and executives are no different. What is the benefit to...

Creating a Culture

If there’s one thing that today’s leaders understand it’s that you can’t impose a culture on the workplace. No leader can dictate the way the people and the organisation work together. Instead, they need to grow and nurture the culture they want to see flourish in the...

Amplify: Making women leaders heard

I recently read an interesting article from Quartz which discussed a communication technique adopted by  women at the White House to make themselves heard. Politics has long been a man’s game so it’s no wonder that women are outnumbered in the White House,...

Will you bend or break?

You are a leader – a change maker in your organisation.  You know what’s happening in the organisation.  You know how to inspire your team and lead them through change. You are very skilful when you know that change is coming, but how do you cope when the change is...

Who Helped Me?

I decided to have a Thai massage and whilst lying there, reflecting on the past and getting a sense of real relaxation, I heard the lovely Thai woman say to me that I am really tight in my back, to which I just smile and say I know. We all get so busy and caught up in...

We Lead Our World

I remember taking a leap of faith in myself and focusing on my passion, purpose – and what made me different! I owned that difference to start LeadershipHQ. It took courage, passion, determination and guts to do this. To not try and compete or be like anyone else. To...

Appreciative Inquiry

If you are looking for a OD process that makes a difference, have a look at Appreciative. I attended the AHRI Leadership Conference and the HR Team at Brisbane Treasury Casino implemented this process and had fantastic results! Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an...

Are you a FAKE leader?

Are you a successful leader but sometimes feel like it was a stroke of luck instead of hard work that made it happen? Do you think you give the impression of being more competent than you really are, or when you receive a promotion or an award, you struggle to accept...

When Teams Work Best

Teams are everywhere in business and industry, and in government, schools, hospitals and professional associations — indeed, almost everywhere where people gather to get things done. But some teams work better than others. What does it take to make teams work...

Building a Female Eco-System in Leadership

To have the best shot at lasting success, it is important that women in business don't remain on the surface of the business world. Business women need to weave themselves into an eco-system where they can offer and receive professional support. The 'boys club' might...