LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand

LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand In a year of uncertainty and devastation, leaders from all walks of life are facing their toughest test. Our test was no different. When the pandemic hit, and we had to navigate all the uncertainty, crisis and change with many…

Dealing with The Jerk

It was early in my human resources career and I was so excited to land a dream role. That dream came crashing down as soon as I set foot into my new office when I met someone in the team. Immediately I could see her aggression and bullish tactics. Then everyone started warning me about…

Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved?

Is it Safer to be Feared or Loved? Have you noticed disconnection within your team and workplace? This becomes evident with increased rumours, high stress levels, signs of a struggling manager, low employee morale, no regular meetings and no clarity on future directions! With increased remote working, this has placed even more emphasis on the…

Engaging and Motivating Remote Teams

How engaged and motivated is your team? Do you understand their personality types, what drives them and how they operate under pressure? Leadership capability is stretched even more with remote team working! As a leader of a remote team, you need to know if your “wheels are spinning” or you have engaged everyone with their…

What working from home can teach us about Leadership?

Remote working is a challenge for leadership! As a leader of a remote team, how did you respond in a Zoom call with a team member being interrupted by barking dogs, children somersaulting in the background? Did you reschedule the call, hand over to someone else, or understood, empathised and engaged at a human level…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at some stage in your life, whether it’s right now, or sometime in the past. A crisis highlights when things aren’t working, then a typical reaction occurs to “just fix it now” and while under pressure,…

Communication Secrets of Remote Teams

Remote team working is here to stay! And, a number of challenges exist in remote team management such as interruption to work/home life, loneliness and technology glitches, however one of the biggest challenges is ensuring you have effective communications. To overcome this, new ways of working must be established through trust and shared commitment supported…

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life My daughter wakes me up at midnight last night saying she can’t sleep. I know she has a lot on her mind and she is worried about COVID as she has just started university in Melbourne and has come home to me to study from here. I…

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers

Great Checklist for the Managers of Remote Workers Remote working (such as working from home) was already becoming a welcome trend in the workforce, but now it has become a necessity where possible. While some workers have already been working this way and are used to it, the current pandemic adds a new layer of…

Weekly Leadership Insights

Weekly Leadership Insights Is it now week 4 of our new norm? This week I finally got myself into some sort of routine after the shock and yes grief of what has happened in the past few weeks. It took longer than I thought to adjust to the self-isolation and social distancing plus all the…