Recruiting with your whole brain…

In any business, you are only as good as your team, so recruiting staff is one of the most important activities and requires time, research and diligence. One of the common recruiting mistakes is hiring in your own image, or ‘mirror hiring’. It’s human nature to be drawn to people who we feel familiar and…

Purpose Rocks

To me, the purpose is everything. It ROCKS! It is the WHY I do what I do. Why do I want to make a difference? Why do I keep getting up every day even when I get those knocks or setbacks? Why do I want to continue to inspire, lead and coach others? My purpose.…

Power of the Mix

Men and women are different – physically of course this is obvious – but what is not so obvious from first glance is the difference in the brain’s form and function between the two.  As a leader it is important to understand this fact because the power of your team lies in the mix of…

Neuroscience of Leadership

Understanding the brain in terms of leadership effectiveness has been one of the most powerful learnings I have encountered in my work, role and with my teams. The focus of the workshop was on learning and memory, how the brain responds to change, lifting employee engagement and creativity, collaboration and finally a favourite of mine…

Need to make some tough choices? Ask a woman

A few years ago I read an article on women and power which claimed that many of the financial problems we had in the world at the time, such as the Wall Street crash, would not have happened if women were in charge. The writer referred to research by John Coates, a Neuroscientist at University…

National Association of Women in Construction

Recently I had the opportunity to speak in front of 40 women who work in the engineering and construction space. This was part of the NAWIC Leading Ladies Seminar Series.  I wanted to present an inspiring and practical workshop around understanding the power of the female brain and how to use it more effectively in…

Managing the Mental Health of Your Team

With each passing year it seems that our lives become busier, and more stressful. The Internet has helped all of us to reach out into the world and become more connected with one another, as well as more informed. This increase in knowledge and constant connection, however, makes it difficult to unplug and take a…

Leadership Truths

Are you an executive, a Vice President, a manager, a politician, a sole practitioner or simply a worker? No matter what position you have got today, you need to embrace the following truths to become a leader initially in your own life. Check out these leadership truths you should know this 2015. You Create the…