100 Years Away from Gender Equality in the C-Suite

Various studies have long shown that women are underrepresented in top leadership roles in business, academia, government and NFP organizations the world over. Just last year, a 2015 study conducted by the non-profit LeanIn organization, in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, looked at the roles women fill in hundreds of top companies in corporate America…

You Need to Read This

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” ―  Brene Brown, Have you ever felt overwhelmed or you have lost that belief in yourself? Unsure if the path you are taking is the right one? Lacking confidence ? Not happy in your career or business? I have been feeling like this recently myself. I can’t believe…

10 Ways to Engage Your Team and (more importantly) keep them engaged!

10 Ways to Engage Your Team and (more importantly) keep them engaged! “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things…

6 Tips for Not Being a Superhero

6 Tips for Not Being a Superhero This is a daily conversation when I meet with people. You are a superhero and I don’t know how you do it and how you juggle everything. Do you feel like this? We are not super-hero’s as we are all human. Many of us are super-human’s during this…

How are Performance, Culture and Leadership Linked?

Each workplace has a culture unique to it. A culture is, essentially, the shared perceptions, values, group norms and objectives/goals within a social unit, and includes how the unit solves problems, justifies themselves and interacts with each other. It can also include physical aspects such as the way an office is laid out or the…

5 Signs You’re a Brave Leader

The leaders who get the best results and achieve their goals are brave, even when times are tough. But bravery isn’t just about doing heroic things all the time; being vulnerable and other behaviours and attitudes are just as brave, so here are five signs that you’ve been a brave leader all along! 1.    You…

Trust to Improve Performance

What’s the secret to improving your teams’ motivation and performance? You’ve probably asked yourself this plenty of times when measures that you’ve put in place haven’t been as effective as you’d hoped. You have great incentives in place for your team, you’ve streamlined your processes and procedures to make things as efficient as possible, but…

Are You Feeling Fake?

True story. I was sitting in front of a couple who owned a Leadership consulting company being interviewed for a Management Consultant role. I really needed this job as I had recently moved back to Australia from Shanghai and was a single mum with very little money in the bank. I could literally feel my…