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.
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…
Looking back and looking forward - musings about being in the moment
I once heard someone say:
Depression is worrying about the past and anxiety is worrying about the future.
Like most sound bites, this is mostly true and largely inaccurate.
However, it will work for my purposes.
I almost never look back.
I find it very difficult to re-read material or re-watch videos I have made in the past.
While I collect feedback on my workshops, I rarely ruminate on it. No point - the workshop is over. I add the constructive feedback to my mental list of do better …
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.
Busting Leadership Myths: You are Ready to Lead!
Do you feel you are not brave enough, qualified enough, ready enough to lead confidently and authentically?
Let me tell you a secret... You are ready to lead, NOW.
Leaders are men, in suits
Well, I think that Jacinda, Kamala and a bunch of other awesome women have blown that myth out of the water lately. When we only see men in power OR when the women we see are acting in a way that feels aggressive or masculine, then it is really easy to believe that you need to have balls to be a…
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 …
What blue hair has taught me about confidence.
I have a confession
My white/grey/silver hair is not natural. It is completely artificial by my bestie and hairdresser Cameron. I wrote the full story some time ago, and you can catch it here.
This year, putting together Launching into Leadership and my other online programs involved months of filming my white face and white hair against a white wall. All this had me pining for a change. I tried those flash virtual backgrounds with limited success - the artificial intelligence couldn’t tel…
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