What is your leadership legacy?
Leadership, like life, is simply a series of moments, and every moment gives you the opportunity to leave a positive legacy for those around you.
What is the legacy you will leave when you leave your current position?
What will you be remembered for, or better still, what do you want to be remembered for?
What are the values, customs, traditions or ways of working that will exist beyond you because they have become the fabric of the organisation?
I think if I had my leadership time again I…
Do You Know What Really Matters?
Do you truly know what matters to you and for you?
What brings you alive?
When are you in flow?
Sure, you love your kids, your pets, and even your job. But what truly matters for you to feel satisfied and complete?
Let me tell you. It’s not your fancy car or your super stylish house. It’s not the incredible grazing plate you created or the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s not the length of your marriage or the distance you have travelled. It’s not your wine cellar, art collection o…
4 Key People You Need As An Aspirant Leader
Being successful as an aspiring leader is not necessarily dependent on how hard you work.
Your success also relies on having 4 key types of supporters who will not only increase your skills and your confidence but also your visibility and access to key roles.
How to be a Person of Influence
Recently I was asked to facilitate a panel for Catholic Women in Education and the topic was How to Be a Person of Influence. Below is my presentation.
When we talk about the ability to influence people or what it takes to be a person of influence it often feels a little coercive as if you're trying to persuade people to do something that they are not necessarily comfortable with. The curious thing about influence though is that it cannot be achieved through intimidation and coercion you get co…
The Unicorn Teacher
I was always that kid at school. No, not the kid that was acting out or throwing spit balls or climbing onto the roof. No, I was the kid that sat at the front, put my hand up to every question, did everything that I was supposed to and absolutely adored every single minute of school.
School was always super easy for me. There was always lots of exciting things to do, I could read, I could write, I could occasionally colour in between the lines and I had some pretty amazing teachers. So I guess …
Are you comfortable with discomfort?
Upon reflecting recently, I felt that my coaching had become a bit stale of late. My own coach had given me feedback, modelled some awesome strategies and reignited a spark.
I went back to some of my valued texts (both on leadership and coaching) and reminded myself of things I had forgotten.
And then, quite by accident on a podcast, I heard the quote:
"Coach the person, not the problem"
I had become lazy and slipped into problem-solving instead of coaching!!!
I often talk about not…
Does your ego get involved when someone makes a complaint about you?
Does your ego get triggered?
Do you say or do things you are not proud of?
You are not alone.
Don't go big, go TINY, to achieve your goals.
The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. James Clear Atomic Habits
If you joined me for the recent Goals with Soul session you'll know that I teach that goals are the habits that you want to create, you'll also know that one of my goals for this year is to drink more water. Specifically, my ismart goal is: By June 30th I will be regularly be drinking 2+ litres of what a day so that I feel healthier. This is not a "big picture goal" for me but it is one habit that I know will make me…
Why helping is not always helpful
Are you a nice person?
Do you try to be helpful?
When people, like your kids, your team, your staff, come to you with a problem, do you love that feeling of being able to find a solution?
Being helpful is a good thing.
Being tooooo helpful or attaching your self worth to the quality of your advice ........ well, that is the fast lane to burnout.
Most of us are so bloody busy that when someone shares their problem, we jump in after 30 seconds with advice and solutions.
This week in coaching
Every Sunday, I share a newsletter with my list, and amongst other things, I share some of the coaching conversations that I have had. It seems that many of the themes are universal, so I will share those conversations here on the blog.
Questioning Assumptions and Back to Basics
I was coaching a Head of Learning Area in a secondary school this week, and she described 3 staff with very different personalities and how they were challenging her. Lots of ah-ha moments were shared in this coaching …
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