17 May 2022

Leaders Developing Leaders - Zoe Daniel Interview
In this episode of Leaders Developing Leaders, we have the pleasure of talking with Zoe Daniel, independent candidate for the Federal seat of Goldstein, prior to the upcoming Federal election on 21 May 2022, to talk all things leadership and team. In addition to being an independent political candidate, Zoe is a mum, wife, journalist, and foreign correspondent. As a journalist in nea...

20 Apr 2022

When A Leadership Strength Can Become A Weakness
Has your leadership strength become a weakness? Do you know that phrase ‘you can have too much of a good thing’? It doesn’t only apply to food (although I can attest to that as well after Easter in relation to chocolate eggs) - it can also apply to leadership strengths and traits as well. A leadership strength can easily become a weakness when it is overused. I was reminded of this fa...

28 Feb 2022

True Leadership - Be Somebody Who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody
True leadership makes everybody feel like a somebody. Leaders play such an important role in business and society - not only in the financial wellbeing of their business, but in the social and psychological well being of their team / people. I get to see both sides of this coin as an Executive Coach and CEO at Institute of Management & Leadership Development. On the one hand, I ge...

07 Dec 2021

Getting the balance right with difficult conversations can take some effort. Confession time: Sometimes my explanations are nowhere near as good as the explanations of the leaders and managers I am working with.That was the case yesterday. The Emerging Leaders Program Workshop 8 was all about overcoming FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) in having a difficult conversation and not be...

07 Dec 2021

I love to talk about leadership! It was a pleasure to chat with Jack Waddell from Own Your Success as part of the Own Your Success podcast series. There are so many things that a leader needs to be across and aware of, even before considering their own behaviour. I was asked a relatively simple question - what is the most important leadership trait that a leader ca...

26 Nov 2021

IMLD - Difficult Conversations Workshop
Do you avoid difficult conversations? What are the conversations that you dread? Are they awkward pay conversations with the boss? Standard / accountability conversations with your team? Interviews? Performance management? Are they as awkward as the image below (apologies - do you know how hard it is to find a difficult conversation image without someone yelling? 🤷‍♂️🤔) Many people st...

13 Sep 2021

Want to Have A Great Business Culture? Focus On These 5 Leadership Behaviours
Setting, maintaining and changing a corporate culture can be a particularly challenging task for a CEO’s leadership. Compared to hitting sales targets and ensuring key metrics are met, measuring and checking culture can seem like an incredibly nebulous activity. Yet the importance of having a strong and vibrant culture has never been more important. With social media increasing the sp...

25 Aug 2021

Responsible or Accountable Leader
Are you a more responsible or accountable leader? When it comes to leading others, leading teams and leading high-performing teams, there is always a balance between getting your own work completed as well as that of your team. Often we can get caught doing all of our own work, and not paying attention tot he work of our team. Likewise, we can easily be focussed on the team's work and ne...

24 Aug 2021

Leaders Own Their Mistakes
We all make mistakes - so why do so many leaders (and many with a public profile) find it so hard to admit it? Leaders own their mistakes. Admitting you made a mistake is not a sign of weakness - it is a sign of growth. You may have learnt more, understood more, realising your opinion didn't consider a particular point of view. Why is that so hard to admit? For many leaders, instea...

20 Aug 2021

Leaders Take Responsibility - Not Blame
Leaders take responsibility - not blame. This recent post from Leadership First doesn't quite get this right - I understand the sentiment but not the practicality in real teams. Rather than 'leaders take all of the blame' - I would focus more on leaders take all of the ownership and responsibility. They should certainly shoulder the blame for the team under their control - but all of ...