Leadership Starts Young

I recently spoke at the Meridian State College to student leaders about leadership. I highlighted that leadership is an attitude and we need to empower our youth and future leaders with skills in leadership. The presentation was very well received with lots of interesting questions how student leaders can make a difference every day. As…

LEADERSHIP VALUE HIRING

LEADERSHIP VALUE HIRING Have you ever been at the receiving end of bad hiring, either for yourself, someone who joined your team, or your boss? The end result, stress, bad interactions and then you have to start the cycle all over again: very clearly reflected in Einstein’s definition of insanity – “doing the same thing…

You are leading a difficult team remotely.

Here’s the good news! You’ve just been promoted to a manager role. Congratulations! Now here’s the not so good news. All staff are working remotely and, many of them are difficult! Leading a Difficult team remotely. So, what do you do? Still want the role, or say no thanks and shoot yourself in the foot…

How to have Courageous Conversations

How to have Courageous Conversations Difficult people do exist at work.  Difficult people come in every variety and no workplace is without them.  How difficult you find that person to deal with depends on your self-esteem, your self-confidence and your professional courage.  Dealing with difficult people is easier when the person is just generally obnoxious…

The 3 Bs?

The 3 Bs? The 3Bs? You may be wondering, however now that I have kept you in suspense, here it is………………..Blind Spots, Behaviour and Business! So, how do we eliminate blind spots that results in poor behaviour and create successful business outcomes?  You may have heard of the story where the car owner took out…

WANTED: LEADERS for a CHANGE!

Throughout time, individuals have created change in significant ways, for example Mahatma Gandhi, a leader who brought justice and harmony between people of all faiths. Right now, with the challenges we are facing in Australia and globally with the economy, jobs, sustainability etc., you have an opportunity to make a difference, if you view this…

Courage under Being Fired

I was fired once. At the time everyone around me were a lot more worried and shocked than I was. It wasn’t the right fit. It actually pathed the way to what I am doing and why we love working in career transition and coaching to help others navigate a pretty shitty time and be…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly A well-remembered phrase! Now, can you separate the good from the ugly in your executive team? Sometimes we all get caught up with the pace and pressures of business and can’t see the wood for the trees, when in fact, if we “paused and sat back from this”…

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team

Managing signs of “Struggle” in your Team It’s R U OK Day. A day we are truly passionate about. People and people in teams create outcomes. Simple as a statement, complex in execution! Do you know how your team is performing and if so, how do you measure it, especially under stress? Do you know…