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…


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…


The Preparation Trap (Don’t Get Stuck in the Door)

Hold the door for someone and it is considered polite, but hold the revolving door for someone and it usually won’t be as well received.  Revolving doors are designed to be walked…


The Growth Intersection (Two Ability’s that Accelerate Leadership Growth)

This week in a group of high school students I witnessed something extremely powerful. What they did might seem simple but it completely changed the atmosphere of the room.  I am…


Four Decisions Leaders Need to Make (A Lesson From The Streets)

I usually hate waiting at traffic lights. But this time was different. I’m quite impatient when I think about it. I’m someone that fills up $20-$30 at a time at the fuel station…


To Slide or Not to Slide (Is Not the Question)

"Should I use slides when I present or not?" It's a good question. But I'm not sure it's the best one. The answer to that question ultimately depends on which ‘expert’ you ask.…


How Will You Be Remembered? (Two Moments Every Speaker Needs to Think About)

Will you be remembered well? Will you even be remembered at all?  According to research by the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, author of “Thinking Fast and Slow”, the answer…