Courage under a Bad Boss

We have all worked with that bad boss! Not every boss is a good boss, as just about everyone has experienced in their working life. Maybe you’ve never been considered for a promotion, because you’re not one of the boss’s ‘favourite’ employees. Or perhaps they often give you ‘urgent’ work just before the end of…

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 agree,  have difficult conversations, appear (and be) brave…

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 unflattering…isn’t it? Wrong. I’m here to tell you why being clear…

15 Everyday Acts of Courage

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 three years. One evening…

Why Learning is Critical to Great Leadership

As a leader, you are who people in your organization look to for guidance, and this means you’re also a big influence on the tone and culture of your workplace. With the almost constant changes to technology, business climate and the marketplace, you need to be able to quickly adapt when necessary, or risk the high likelihood…

The Best Leaders Put Others First

Within some corporate structures, the leader is at the top of the pyramid, on higher rung than others, without peer. The financial bottom line can make these structures appear successful and model-worthy at first, but their profit is gained at the expense of the well being of everyone else who makes up the organisation. Typically,…

The 250 Most Influential Women Leaders

Richtopia is a digital business magazine that is dedicated to bringing today’s leaders the latest news and interesting stories from the worlds of business, tech, finance and economics as well as providing insights from the world’s most innovative, successful and inspiring people. The platform seeks to be the go-to resource for seekers of valuable knowledge…

Struggle for Authenticity

Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked for your opinion on something, however in order to be viewed in a certain way, you either amended or hid your true feelings? I think we have all done this to some degree whether subconsciously or otherwise. Why do we do this? The answer…

Power of the Early Adopter – How Change Builds Momentum!

Have you seen the video clip called “First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy”?   If not, take a look at it because it’s the perfect illustration of change in action. The clip is part of a TED talk given by Derek Sivers where he talks about how to create a movement, and why the first…