WHY CHANGE IS HARD – and how we can make it easier.

By Sonia McDonald LeadershipHQ Change is a constant factor in human history. What is distinctive now is the rate and scale of change. (Robinson 2001) Why do people find it so hard to change, or resist change even when it might be good for them? As leaders, we are constantly driving and facilitating change, yet research…

10 Ways to Build Your Resilience in Business

The greatest learnings for me in business has been the importance of leadership and resilience. Don’t you agree? The world of small business presents many challenges to the owners of these businesses, that they wouldn’t necessarily encounter as part of a larger company – such as isolation, high amounts of stress, and trying to keep…

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…

Bullying in the Workplace – Why is it Still so Common?

The standard you walk past, is the standard you accept. I am incredibly passionate about anti-bullying and stopping poor leadership. Imagine if it was your son, daughter or someone you loved that was being bullied at work. It is unacceptable and it is up to us to combat it. You’ve probably heard on the news…

brave Summit

brave Summit Saturday 23rd February 2019 9.30am-1pm We need more Women sitting at the Leadership Table and achieving Greatness. We want Bold, Authentic and Courageous Women  Stuff the Imposter Syndrome. Stuff the Glass Ceiling.  We want to help you with the juggle and overwhelm. We know – You are Exceptional! You are Brave! Let’s Help…

3 Ways to Get on a Board

The fact of the matter is, we need more diversity on boards. Without a variety of different people with different backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences, things will continually be done the same way. This isn’t how innovative processes and ideas come about! If you’re wanting to get on a board, whether it’s for the intellectual challenge, the…

Women Make Excellent Investors and Entrepreneurs

Times have changed, with women in some sectors now equalling the earning power of their male counterparts. But there is still a perception that proper money management and entrepreneurship is the domain of men, and the perception that women seeking the wisest path in investing in the future should hand their financial affairs over to…

What happened to the Bell Curve?

The world isn’t flat, and you won’t catch a cold if you leave the house with wet hair (and I leave the house numerous occasions with wet hair!), and business performance does not follow the Bell Curve. This commonly used statistical tool and recognised performance management strategy has been proven to be a myth, and…

The carrot or the stick?

For decades organisations have focused on the power of reward and punishment as a way to get their people moving in the right direction.  You’ve probably seen it in action. The rewards: “If you meet the deadline I’ll let shout you lunch,” “Get this done by 2 o’clock and you can knock off early” or “If you do…