The Power of Purposeful Language (Two Things Every Team Needs)

If you’ve spent any amount of time at an airport then it’s likely you will have experienced the two words nobody likes to hear – ‘flight delayed’. It’s inconvenient of course, but…


Cost or Investment (How to Get More out of Conferences

I’ve seen it many times. Two people sit side by side in the exact same conference but walk away with two very different experiences. They were both exposed to the same opportunity…


The Art of Subtraction (In Presentation Preparation)

Michelangelo, one of history’s prominent artists, is well known across the world for his artistic works. And yet, to this day his creative process is one that remains somewhat…


How to Speak (Before You Speak)

Whether you realise it or not, you are speaking long before you stand up in front of a room full of people to speak. We are a globally connected society with easier access to…


Get More Out of Meetings (With Just One Question)

We try to get out of them and we do everything we can to avoid them, but meetings aren’t going anywhere.  So how can leaders ensure that we get the most out of them?


What To Do When You Catch Someone (Doing Something Right)

You don’t need to search too deep in any organisation or team to catch someone doing something wrong or to point out a problem that needs to be fixed. But when was the last time…


How to Fail Better (Why Some Leaders Break Through and Others Break Down)

Have you noticed that some people experience failure and continue to thrive and progress. While others face the same setbacks and struggle to recover? It is as though some leaders…


Should I Practice My Presentation? (And Just How Much?)

They say practice makes perfect. So just how much should you practice? I read that Steve Jobs rehearsed and agonised for days and even weeks in the lead up to his most notable…


What Do You Mean? (Four Tips To Reduce Miscommunication)

A single word can have a multitude of meanings.  “Ah” How does that word sound to you? Try saying it out loud.  Now, say it like: You’ve just sat down after a long day on your…


Think Twice (Before You Speak)

You’ve had a thought. Great! Should you share it?  When you’re preparing a presentation  When you’re in a meeting When you’re with your team  When you’re with your friends Here’s…


The Common Denominator (One thing our public speaking fears have in common and what we can do about it)

What if I stumble over my words or make a mistake? What if I lose the respect of my peers or leaders? What if I haven’t prepared enough? What if I go blank or forget what I have…


Behind the ‘Seens’ (Where Leadership is Made)

Don’t mistake that which is unseen for that which is unimportant.  This week I boarded a plane to Sydney on my way to work with a great group of leaders from one of Australia’s…