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Posts Tagged ‘ leadership ’

Can you be vulnerable at work?

Seth Godin legendary business thought leader and major ruckus creator said this: “Everyone you interact with is changed forever. The only questions are, how will they be different, and how different will they be.” Think about how profound that statement is. The way you choose to show up each and every day, regardless of the position you hold, impacts not only your life but also the lives of everyone you come into contact with. This doesn’t mean that in order to be a good leader you have ...

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Quick & easy wins for your personal brand

Last week we looked at the path to building your personal brand. Hopefully you have thought about what you want to be known for, and are starting to work through what that might look like for you. There are two more important building blocks to the personal brand journey that will help you significantly as you piece this critical part of your career together.  The first is to get a really clear picture on your current personal brand. The best way to find out what people think is to ask. ...

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Why the world needs new leaders

There is a mountain of research revealing unequivocally that what people want from their leaders today is changing, and changing dramatically. And the good news is, women have never been better placed to lead, as we transition from an old style of leadership based on command and control, short term thinking and aggression, to one that is more in tune with feminine sensibilities of relating and empowering, sustainable thinking, and collaboration. In fact, we are wonderfully wired to do so. But ...

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Do you know your derailment factors? Part one.

After working in business for the past 25 years, not much surprises me. However one of the things that still gets me at times is how few people are aware of what their derailment factors are. If you know my work and my writing, you know that I’m well grounded in positive psychology and have a hearty focus on what’s working well and how we can amplify it. Strengths, purpose, passion, intentional career planning and all that good stuff. But I’m also a realist and there are certain things in ...

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Stop trying to fix the women

You only have to look at the statistics on women in leadership to see the stark reality facing those crawling up the corporate ladder in this country. To say there is little upward movement on the proportion of women in leadership would be an understatement of epic proportions.  We know this. We have heard it all before. And there’s little evidence to suggest we are going to see dramatic changes in the numbers coming anytime soon. That is, of course, if we actually keep measuring the ...

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Vision, planning & gut instinct? Gold.

Last July I was in Byron Bay doing some writing and then having a business planning retreat with my best friend and business partner Michelle McQuaid. We were dreaming up a new amazing lifestyle program to help women live with more fulfilment and wellbeing. We planned out the program over brunches and dinners and came home filled with excitement and energy about the next few months. But about a month in, something just didn’t feel right. I was excited about the program. I knew that the ...

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