The Accent of Leadership ( What Does Leadership Sound Like? )

Have you ever spoken with someone that had a strong accent? There was something different about how they spoke. Leaders have an accent. There is something about the way leaders...


Three Last Minute Gifts (That Don’t Cost a Cent)

This time of year we spend countless hours in shopping centres frantically looking for the perfect gifts to give the special people in our life. Amidst all the Christmas chaos it...


Four Phrases (That will Silence Creativity) 

Creativity and innovation are at the core of great teams. The real challenge then, for leaders, is bringing them to the forefront.  Could we be silencing some of the most creative...


Good leaders know how to speak (Great leaders know when not to)

Being a great leader isn’t just about knowing how to speak. It’s also about knowing when not to. Last week I sat down to write an article. I finished it and prepared to post as...


When doing it right is getting it wrong (One thing we all need when communicating)

You’ve read it all. You’ve seen it all. You’ve heard it all. Stand up tall, shoulders back, feet shoulder width apart. Make eye contact, but not for too long. Don’t put...


Ways to Say You’re Not OK

A lot of what we read this week is all about how to ask if someone is ok, but if we are the one being asked and need to talk, it can be difficult to know what to say. It’s okay...


Trapped (Why some tasks get stuck in the ‘to do’ list and how to set them free)

If you have the opportunity to lead people then you can relate to the frustration that arises from assigning a task only to have that task sit trapped in a team members ‘to do...


Can You Repeat That (4 questions that will help your team do more of the things you love)

‘It’ matters to you and ‘it’ matters to your organisation. As a leader, you want ‘it’ to be engrained into the fabric of your team or your staff. You don’t just want...


The Know Grow Zone (Two decisions for leveraging feedback)

You can’t grow from the things you don’t know.  Early on in my journey speaking to large groups of people I had an annoying habit. To be honest, I probably had a lot. But this...


Leading a Game Changing Team – 4 Questions Leaders Ask

Some people dream about what could happen, some take steps to make things happen and when everything is said and done other people sit back and wonder what happened. Great leaders...


One Question Could Change Everything (so you should probably ask it)

"This isn't working". I was completely saturated from head to toe in sweat as I looked at my good friend in the carpark of a local school. He looked back at me with the same...


Back to Front Communication (What you need to know to engage the entire room in your next presentation)

If you've ever been asked to speak or present in front of a group of strangers then you would understand how intimidating that can be. Now imagine for a moment that we add to that...