Thoughts on Bill Shorten’s Speech and his Leadership?

While facing any loss isn’t pleasant, when you’re a courageous leader you have to remember that how you react is important, because everyone who follows you is looking to you for guidance during the tough times. An example of what not to do as a leader facing defeat is the speech Bill Shorten (former opposition…

Let’s Squash Tall Poppy Syndrome

Tall Poppy Syndrome is what we call it when a person becomes successful and that success is visible to others, who become jealous of what that person has achieved and begins to discredit and undermine them. It happens all the time, and you’ve no doubt seen it on social media, where so many public figures…

7 Laws of Courage

You know I talk about courage a lot, and with good reason – courage is what helps us take those chances and make those leaps to become better, stronger leaders (and people!) who truly make a difference! My ‘7 Laws’ blogs have been really popular with you all, so I thought I’d make courage the…

7 Ways to Coach Others

Coaching in the workplace happens every day; there are many coaching opportunities during the daily interaction between leaders and their team members, and being a great leader means identifying and taking advantage of these moments to help improve your employees’ performance and the culture of the company as a whole. I’ve put together a list…

5 Things Motherhood Taught Me About Leadership

No one is ever really 100% prepared for motherhood. You can read hundreds of books and talk to all the mothers you know, but until you experience it for yourself, you’ll never fully know what it’s like. Becoming a mother gives you new experiences and teaches you things that are unique to the crazy journey…

3 Ways that Kindness Makes You a Better Leader

It’s a shame that we still see people regarding kindness as weakness, whether at work or in life. The old adage, “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.” has stuck around all these years because, quite simply, it’s fantastic advice! Even when you don’t agree with someone, what have you got to lose by…

The Brain and Overcoming Fear

A lot of leaders still subscribe to the idea that they must present an image of confidence and control; they must be a ‘fearless’ leader to be effective and get the results they desire. You’ve probably met many of these leaders in your career and wondered if they really were unafraid of anything – and…

7 Ways to Overcome Fear

7 Ways to Overcome Fear Feeling fear is a natural part of life; you will encounter many situations that make you feel fear. At present many of us are feeling fear including me. These are unprecedented times. It’s important that you know how to overcome these feelings so that they don’t stop you from achieving…

You don’t have to be a “Leader” to have a Coach

Asking for a Coach is truly courageous. Yesterday I was speaking with someone who said they had wanted to reach out to me about coaching however they felt it was just for leaders or executives. In turn, they felt working with me was unattainable. I smiled and said it’s my passion and I love to…