Are you a leader of change?

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One of my favourite pictures of change is that one where the leader says “who wants change?” and everyone puts their hands up. Then the leader asks “who wants to change?” and everyone looks at the floor. Change is hard sometimes hard, especially when we don’t choose it but what if we change our perspective … Read more

How to be a motivational leader

One of my clients came to me recently to ask how they could motivate their team better. My short answer…you can’t. You can’t ever make anyone do or be what you want them to. It doesn’t work like that. However, there are leaders who people describe as motivational; those leaders who teams adore and work … Read more

Cultivating Leadership Through Self-Acceptance and Forgiveness

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Last week I touched on self-forgiveness as a business owner in terms of moving on after making a mistake. It got me thinking about leaders too and how we can become better leaders through self-acceptance and forgiveness. What is Forgiveness? Forgiveness is generally defined by psychologists as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of … Read more

5 listening tips for busy leaders

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Life can get pretty busy and when it does listening goes out the window. When we are busy we can feel overwhelmed and stressed out and feeling this way makes it hard to listen – to ourselves and to others. I was reading an article by the University of Missouri which said that 45% of … Read more