3 Steps to Motivating Your Organisation’s Key Employees with Blue Ocean Leadership

One of the top challenges of leading change in your organization as you leave the “bloody waters” of direct competition to create new markets and demand in the open spaces of “blue ocean”, is getting your people to “opt-in” and “buy” your leadership. Motivating your employees to reach their full potential and give their best…

If social media influences your decisions, you’re probably stuffing up.

Social media is an amazing tool for gathering information and for gauging the mood out there in the real world. Or is it? How often do we see comments these days about the lack of transparency on Facebook or Twitter? I regularly see people – or even memes – reminding people not to be jealous…

10 Tips for Confident Leaders

Being a leader can take a lot of courage and putting yourself out there. You’re not only expected to produce an extraordinary outcome, but take a diverse group of people along with you. On top of that, your team is also expected to perform and produce, and work closely and collaboratively. Your team members rely…

How your emotions affect others

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been happy or content and someone walks in; a work colleague, your partner, a friend, and they’re just plain angry or upset? The lovely emotions you were surrounded by are gone and you start to feel a little angry or upset for them? Or even with…

Keeping our Workmates Safe…!

What would be your last word? Recently, I spoke at a breakfast in front of 12 leaders as well as on a Rail Project in front of 140 staff in Brisbane on Keeping our Workmates safe and understanding safety and the brain. We all learnt some powerful insights into how our brains function and how…

7 Mistakes New Leaders Make in the First 6 Months

The most common leadership mistakes made by new leaders And how you can avoid making these leadership mistakes yourself. Stepping into a leadership role for the first time is challenging and rewarding, but it can also be scary at times. These are some of the common mistakes new leaders make, and I offer a few…

The Neuroscience of Fear and Vulnerability

Fear, Vulnerability and how opening up to your authentic self can make you a better leader. You might think that fear, vulnerability and confidence don’t belong in the same sentence but according to Brene Brown, they actually do. Many of us have been raised to think of vulnerability as a weakness. It’s something to cover…

Decoding Leadership Effectiveness

Creating Leadership that works! So much discussion centres on leadership. We at LeadershipHQ know as well as anyone, because of course we add to it! In all the sentences, articles and conversations, it can be difficult to assess what appears to be most important in terms of skill and behaviour, for you personally as a…

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity One of the techniques we draw on in our leadership courses is strengths-based training. This is a technique that I love because it is focused clearly on the positives. Often, when something stops working in an organisation, people start looking for what is going wrong. With strengths based training we…

Are You Hiding Behind Your Leadership Mask?

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.   Bruce Lee If you are a new leader in the present-day world, you may find it natural to adopt a new identity that will help you hide your vulnerability and uncertainty.  Everyone…