How to Deal with Challenging Colleagues

We’ve all experienced colleagues that have been somewhat ‘challenging’ to work with – from the rude or abrupt, to the dismissive and nonchalant.  We see them coming and would rather run and hide… or maybe a round in the ring!  But when we have to collaborate with someone to meet our goals, most just put…

Set Yourself Up for Success in 2021

As we enter the new year, our planning and focus will be a bit different than in previous years. The pandemic has changed how we operate and we should all ask ourselves ‘How do I need to adapt to succeed in 2021?’   From my discussions with leaders over the last year, these are the 8…

Increase Your Influence

We all have people who, in one way or another, have played a big role and influenced the way that we perceive things.  Likewise, we have all influenced someone around us at least once in our lives.   I fondly recall my first HR Manager, when I was just out of university.  Her authentic and…

Build Your Awareness

What do all successful leaders have in common? They’re Self Aware They understand their strengths and blind spots and continually check in to ensure they are working with each of these effectively.   Leaders who practice self-awareness set themselves up to become better managers, strategists, and teammates. Just as it helps to understand the behaviours…

Build Your Leadership Brand

Your Leadership Brand is the leader that you want to be and for others to see. It’s the vision you have for yourself and the impact you want to have on the business and those around you and the legacy that you would like to leave on your company or team. For your Leadership brand…

Prime Your Brain for success

Your brain is a phenomenal instrument! But you have to learn how to master this instrument to get the most out of it. Neuroscience has shown us that 90% of our success comes from how we THINK.  So by changing the way we think, we can change our outcomes in every aspect of our lives.…

Remote Work Rituals

Back when we mostly worked in offices, these spaces provided us with a supportive, information-rich and always-on environment. We had a constant flow of social and subliminal information about our team mates and company. This meant that leaders and teams didn’t have to try too hard to see what was going on. Compare this with…

Leading your team through a crisis

When times are good, leading a company or a team is exciting. Opportunity is everywhere and people are happy. However, in a crisis the positive energy is often replaced with stress, frustration and at times fear. Customers retreat, employees feel heightened pressure and fear for their jobs. In crisis conditions, leaders need to rise up…