Spotting Leadership Potential

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Good performers do not always make good leaders. In fact, some good performers are not suitable for leadership roles at all. Identifying leadership potential is essential to succession planning, and to the long…

Soul of Leadership

I read the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra a number of years ago and I was instantly a huge fan! When I saw that he had just launched a new book on leadership, I couldn’t wait to get my hands onto it. Well, I like to get my hands on most leadership…

Single Parenting and Leadership

Parenting is the most challenging job you will love. It also takes a lot of leadership. For those who don’t know me, I am a full time solo parent of a 14-year-old daughter. Yes deep breath. It is wonderful and challenging. It is also very tough. Thing is, I know many single parents; men and…

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.…

Organisational culture and its effect on business performance

Organizational culture is more often than not something which is unplanned. It develops over time as a reflection of the way managers and teams learn to do things.  It reflects behaviors, routines, and standards that have come to be seen as preferred. As organizations grow the culture starts to change and often not for the…

Are You Frustrated with Leadership Development?

Do you think we have too many leaders on this planet? I think no. Lately, we have been bombarded with questions and discussions around leadership and what is happening in the banking industry and Royal Commission. Yes, it comes down to leadership, however, there is a lot to think about when it comes to developing…

Forging an Irresistible Organisation

Do your team members enjoy coming to work? If they don’t, you’re missing out on an opportunity to increase team member engagement and reduce turnover; two key leadership concerns that can directly affect the quality of service you deliver to your customers and vendors. According to the 2014 survey conducted by Deloitte, Global Human Capital Trends,…