Let’s be honest…

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From time to time I come across a television show that I can barely bring myself to watch.  I like to think of myself as a relatively courageous person – but when it comes to watching people being humiliated on … Continue reading

Take a look in the mirror…

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Let’s face it life can be challenging!  What working in HR and leadership roles, running my own business, being a Mum, an athlete, a wife, a daughter, a sister and friend have collectively taught me is that we all face … Continue reading

Lessons from the Dojo: Honesty and Respect

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Not so long ago I worked with an organisation to address concerns raised by a number of staff regarding the approach of a senior leader.  As a part of the process I met with people across the business to get … Continue reading

Nice & Successful

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In the HBR article “Are successful people nice?” Art Markman suggests emotional intelligence implies that successful leaders should be nice. And while being nice may have social benefits, he asks does it really pay? Art argues that the real key … Continue reading

Tough Love’s Powerful Truth

Difficult conversations are just that. Difficult. It takes courage and kindness to deliver powerful feedback when something isn’t going to plan. Regardless of whether the recipient is a colleague, partner, friend, relative or employee – tough love is hard to … Continue reading