7 Laws of Courageous Leadership

Following on from my popular 7 Laws of Leadership blog, I’ve put together these 7 Laws of Courageous Leadership to help you become the brave leader you dream of being! After all, it’s the bravest who make the most change! Hold yourself (and others) accountable When you hold yourself responsible, you’re demonstrating and modelling what…

Weak Company Culture is Behind the Decline in Employee Loyalty

A new report released by TINY pulse, The 2019 Employee Engagement Report: The End of Employee Loyalty, shares the results of a poll of 25,000 employees from 20 different industries – there’s been a 20% increase in the number of workers who said they would leave their current job for a small pay increase, and…

WHY CHANGE IS HARD – and how we can make it easier.

By Sonia McDonald LeadershipHQ Change is a constant factor in human history. What is distinctive now is the rate and scale of change. (Robinson 2001) Why do people find it so hard to change, or resist change even when it might be good for them? As leaders, we are constantly driving and facilitating change, yet research…

10 Ways to Build Your Resilience in Business

The greatest learnings for me in business has been the importance of leadership and resilience. Don’t you agree? The world of small business presents many challenges to the owners of these businesses, that they wouldn’t necessarily encounter as part of a larger company – such as isolation, high amounts of stress, and trying to keep…

We’re All in This Together

Yesterday I was the Keynote Speaker for one of my favorite keynotes and workshops around Leadership Attitude. Even though the theme was Balance for Better, I focused for Balance is Better for all of us; together regardless on race, gender, age and so forth and to appreciate the uniqueness and talents of us all. Leadership…

The 7 Laws of Leadership

I have put together these laws (when I say ‘laws’, I mean more like guidelines) for any leader who is looking for some direction – however, these are also great for making the most of life in general. I will expand on each one to explain why I believe they’re so important, and what they…

Top Tips for Managing Resilience

As technology and the world advance, workplaces find themselves up against an almost constant stream of challenges, whether in the form of workplace bullying, the restructuring of organisations, micro-managing, ridiculously large workloads and having no support from leaders or the rest of the team. Workplaces also liaise and work more with companies in other countries,…

Not Having It All; Is Having It All!

My daughter comes home from Movie World with a gift for me. Now I love gifts and this one took me by surprise. It was a Wonder Woman cape. I laughed and so did she. Then she looked at me and said, “Mum, this is literally how you operate as a superhero. Some days I…

The HR Problems 8 out of 10 Businesses are up against

A survey held by the Association for Talent Development that looked to discover what executives thought were their biggest HR concerns in terms of the skills their future talent will need to help them survive in the business world. 83% (or 8 out of 10) are facing a skills gap at present, and 78% foresee…

The New Kindness of Leadership

“The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop The days of the tough-as-nails boss that’s, well, a jerk, are on the way out! People are starting to realise that even if jerks may get great results on paper, they’re costing…