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Empathy is What Kills Shame

When we are feeling shame, we often internalise it and keep the feeling to ourselves. Sharing deep feelings is being vulnerable, and makes us worry about appearing weak. The truth is that even though it may be uncomfortable to start talking…

Why I am over Busy.

I am SO over the word “busy”. Are we too busy to be kind? Are we too busy to be courageous? A few months ago, I called a dear friend to see how she was going. She didn’t answer and instead sent me a text, saying to email her…

7 Forms of Courage Emerging Leaders Need

Taking the next step from team member to an effective leader isn't easy. Leaders have much more to shoulder than the average employee. They must model the behaviour they wish to see in their team; they must be resilient, strong, authentic,…

Lead with Courage

Excerpt from my book Leadership Attitude I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela We have talked about…

4 Skills That Make Up Courage

Leadership isn't easy; it's much easier to read or talk about than it is to actually do. This is why courage is essential for being an effective leader. When you're a leader you have to be accountable, do what you believe is right even if others don't…

Clear is Kind

Telling a little white lie here and there in a friendship isn’t necessarily a bad thing - after all, we don’t want to hurt our friends’ feelings, right? It’s much kinder to say you do like their new hairstyle, even if you think it’s…

15 Everyday Acts of Courage

There are so many different types and ways to be courageous. My favourite story is one of a young lady who was battling severe anxiety and depression due to bullying at school. She left school at 14 and spent time in and out of hospital for…
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It’s the Courageous Leader that will build the Strongest Teams

Courageous Leader is a role that many may take on but have not been armed with the proper tools and resources to lead effectively and in a way that gains the results you need. If you are struggling with high staff turnover and a demotivated…
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8 Courageous Ways of Letting Go

You are changing.  We are all changing. The world around you is changing.  Just because something was right for you in the past doesn’t mean it still is.  This could be a relationship, a job, a home, a habit, etc. It takes a lot of courage…
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Courage is Valuing Yourself

Valuing those around you - appreciating the things they do for you, the things they say, who they are as a person - is often much easier than valuing yourself. Many of us struggle to appreciate the things that make us great, and the things we…