Audacious Leadership: Leading with Care

Being a leader also means carrying the responsibility to direct your followers to success. To relate, engage, and maintain good rapport with them requires a leader with audacity and the right amount of care. Leading with care is being mindful of people’s needs. The ability to give encouragement and enhance confidence can create a positive … Read more

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Conviction

Leaders with conviction are incredibly valuable in our society, but why is it that they seem to be dwindling in number? Unfortunately, our brains are wired to be afraid of uncertainty and as uncertainty increases, we become anxious, we panic, and we falter in our beliefs. This part of our instinct for self-preservation is something … Read more

Audacious Leadership: Leading with Courage

  In these times of constant pressure and uncertainty, a confident form of leadership is vital to cultivate audacity in order to be effective. Like many, one can be easily tempted to give up or give in when situations get rough or frustrating. Times like these call for an audacious and confident leader to step … Read more

Busting the myth on being busy before Christmas

We’re always busy. Chronically busy, super busy and stupid busy. If we weren’t, we’d be considered lazy, obsolete or simply not ‘in business’. In fact, there no longer exists a time our calendar tells us we’re un-busy. And given we’re smack in the middle of ‘the silly season’, everyone’s already bemoaning the fact they’re ‘flat … Read more

Why instant gratification is a dangerous addiction

Confucius said we learn wisdom in three ways – by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. In this instant age there’s a tendency to go straight to experience, bypassing reflection and imitation which is perceived ‘perfect’, like the perfect selfie, dress, look or … Read more

Leadership: live it, love it or leave it alone

  The age old question asks whether leaders are born or made. And somehow, we never get tired of asking it or seeking the answer. Truth is that perhaps both options are true. In my view most people in leadership positions can develop leadership skills like communication, presence, EQ etc but that won’t always make … Read more

Audacious Presenters

It comes as no surprise that most audiences are intolerant of fluffy presentations overloaded with boring and poorly styled PowerPoint slides that make the audience go ‘So what’. It will also be no surprise that today’s audiences – irrespective of age, gender, or culture  will check out of the room long before they physically leave … Read more