Are you a responsive leader?

Are you a responsive leader? I used to hate it when I’d make a suggestion or recommendation to my team leader and have no reply or acknowledgment at all.  Without the feedback, I felt as though my suggestions were worthless (which I knew they weren’t.) I soon learnt not to bother offering ideas for change…

Are leaders too hard on themselves?

Now that the importance of the leadership role has been recognized, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to perform.   Sometimes it seems that organizations are expecting superhuman efforts from our leaders with the result that, if something goes wrong, leaders assume the blame. I’ve seen leaders put themselves under enormous pressure to be…

10 Ways to Be an Authentic Leader + Infograhic

To truly build a sustainable team, leaders must strive to not only be effective, but authentic leader as well. Jumping onto the latest management philosophy without truly buying into it is a sure way to lose credibility, so careful and conscientious mindfulness is the key to any worthwhile team management plan. Team members can smell…

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…

7 Key Trends – Neuroscience of Leadership

2018 will be a year of change so it promises to be very exciting. While there are many possibilities ahead, here are seven of the key trends I see impacting our workplaces this year. The increasing importance of social development at work: Our social group was for the company as well as for self-protection. We…

Fast Track Your Leadership

I remember when I was little driving from Brisbane to Cairns with my family. I was sitting in the back being my inpatient self (this hasn’t changed) and saying to my parents literally every 5 minutes – “Are we there yet?” This is an interesting memory for me when I started my career as I…

How to be a Great Future CEO

In leadership circles there is a lot of talk about how to be a “great” leader. This is only natural, I suppose, as no one wants to be “average.” Leadership is a highly competitive environment, and it’s not enough to just pass. As leaders, we are driven to excel. What Does a Great Leader Look…

Why your business isn’t as gender inclusive as you think, and how to change that.

‘’How gender inclusive is your business?’’ ‘’It’s very inclusive. About 50% of our employees are women. We have a new policy which encourages female recruitment.’’ ‘’That’s great! How many women do you have on your board?’’ ‘’Oh. One.’’ ‘’And how many female execs do you have?’’ ‘’Umm…one.’’ ‘’OK. What about your senior leadership team? What…