The Hidden Power For Leadership and Life


Everyone has this power, some of us just don’t realise it. When I first began leading and managing teams, I would be irritated by negative and “play it safe” people.  My desire to get on and create great outcomes meant anyone or anything which appeared to block the team power … Read More

10 Steps to Find Balance in the Pursuit of Excellence


Finding balance while pursuing excellence I met with some very dear friends earlier this week, we are friends and business colleagues and so much of the topic of conversation revolves around our respective business issues.  We were recounting our progress with varying amounts of success.  One of my projects is … Read More

The Cornerstone of Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership skills include learning from relationships. Many years ago I worked with a client who was thinking of starting up her own business. She had many talents, and interests with lots to offer. Part of the process of finding out where she wanted to go, why and how she … Read More

5 Characteristics of an Open-Minded Leader

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An open-minded leader can appear anywhere. I remember when I was still in my teens listening to a most fascinating work colleague, who professed to understand how hypnotists managed to tap into someone’s subconscious and get it to take control. In the next breath he would describe his insights gained … Read More

The Emotional Key to a Better Leadership Style

Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Owning Your Feelings Yesterday I was picking a business colleague and friend up from our local train station. After battling the morning rush traffic which was an emotional feat in itself, I got to the station only to discover there were major building works. I … Read More

10 Ways to Get Focused When You Simply Have Too Much To Do

How to Get Focused

Image Link 10 Tips on How to get Focused When Multi- tasking I don’t know about you but I do struggle at times to feel in control when my “to-do-list” is over the page. Unfortunately while mindlessly reacting, I’ve developed an almost comic strip routine, a little like starting a … Read More

3 Ways We Block Success


Three Ways We Block Success I’ve often wondered why people don’t as a rule live up to their potential: People with fabulous skills who for many reasons don’t feel the need to use them. A great friend of mine has the interior designer skill of Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen. She tirelessly … Read More

How Is Conflict Hurting Your Business?

How is Conflict Hurting Your Business

Conflict often requires professional HR Expertise Have you ever dreaded going to work because you didn’t want to deal with all the conflict? Maybe you didn’t want to face a boss who nitpicks and over-analyzes everything or work with a co-worker who is constantly texting while you’re trying to explain … Read More

7 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Success

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There is no fool-proof way to make sure you reach success in everything you do. If you are a poker player, you will know that no matter how good the cards are; or how well you play them; there is always a chance that you will be “drawing dead”. For … Read More

It’s Only Words

Its only words

Very powerful but it’s only words I’ve been hearing a lot of speeches and conversations lately particularly from leaders of companies, organizations, and political candidates. They all got me thinking about language and what a powerful influence for good, bad, or indifferent words can have, how they can stick or … Read More