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…

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…

Can You Afford the High Cost of Poor Leadership?

Many of us have seen poor leadership in action – those bosses that drive away your colleagues and new hires in droves, possibly even forcing you to quit as well. You’re left wondering why the management hasn’t changed, even in the face of such poor employee retention. When leadership in a company is poor, millions…

Does Your Team Need Some Resilience?

In the past few years, we have been delivering more and more Team Alignment and Leadership Workshops. I am hearing the same stories and experiences across all these teams – the need to align, collaborate, lead, innovate and keep moving forward in being a stronger and resilient team. As technology and the world advance, workplaces…

Top HR Trends for 2019

Eric Swenson, leadership and workforce strategist and author of The Five A’s of Great Employees and Managing People in the 21st Century hosted a webinar for Ascentis.com that provided insights into what he believes will be Human Resources’s top trends in 2019, and how to face the changing world of Human Resources. Technology continuing to increase As businesses try…

Having a Life While Still Being a Great Leader

It’s illustrated constantly in media and everyday life: the worker who gets ahead and rises to the top is the one who eats, breathes and lives their work. They don’t take holidays, like Mark Cuban, the billionaire who didn’t go on a vacation for seven years. They’re on their phones, checking and responding to emails…

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…