Category Archives: leadership

5 Leadership lessons from the All Blacks Defeat

How thrilling it was watching the Rugby World Cup (RWC) held in Japan these past six weeks. As a nation, we felt proud of our boys – the incomparable All Blacks (Abs) in that famous black jersey. The possibility of … Continue reading

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I don’t have time for this bs…….

The other day I had coffee with a university friend I had not seen for a while. In discussing what we were up to, I mentioned emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) as I was preparing a session on it. He … Continue reading

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Needing clarity? This will help….

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” ― John Dewey  Last week we spent two days with some upcoming leaders who are committed to developing and growing themselves as authentic leaders. We deliberately built-in time for reflection … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice

I was recently working with a talented and empathic emerging leader who despite having all the required capability, was holding herself back. What a loss this withhold was to her team and organisation, not to mention her sense of confidence … Continue reading

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Leading with a sense of entitlement

  Whether you are a manager, leader, or employee, having a sense of entitlement can be damaging to your career. It can be the start of a slippery slope which invariably ends in a hasty exit – being removed or … Continue reading

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How to Get the Best from Your Introverted Team Members

Introverted feeling types have a wealth of warmth and enthusiasm, but they may not show it until they know someone well. They wear their warm side inside, like a fur-lined coat.” – Isabel Briggs Myers In our world, the externals including … Continue reading

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How Strong is Your Ethical Compass?

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionable integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in the office. -Dwight D Eisenhower As part of our leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership Presence: Are you getting in your own way?

The struggle Do you feel like you are ignored and overlooked at work considering all the effort you put in? In a team meeting, even after you have said what you needed to get across, you feel you may as … Continue reading

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Leadership: How to Build Trust in Teams and Relationships

A recent discussion on the importance of trust in our teams has prompted me to re-post this article: Trust is the lifeblood of all relationship – business or personal.  It is the foundation of all mutually satisfying and sustainable long-term relationships. … Continue reading

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The Leadership Journey

The Leadership Journey Nineteen people came together as individuals – working for the same organization but not with a great deal of knowledge about each other. In a mere two days, they had moved from individuals to three healthy, dynamic … Continue reading

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