Leadership News Archives

How to present virtually with presence and authenticity

Presentation skills are no longer the soft skill in business. In fact given the urgency to reset how we communicate across cultures, countries and countless mediums, it is now the most valuable skill we can have in business. A presenter who has strong presence and authenticity will keep connected to their clients and ensure they can … Read more

The new laws of communication

One of the most under-rated and under-trained skills in legal education and the workplace is everyday garden variety communication – nothing scholarly, nothing sophisticated, just the sort of communication that connects people to people without pretence and makes it easy to do business. Yet it’s no secret many lawyers would much prefer to use complex … Read more

Are you an Audacious Leader?

Audacious leaders imbue a mindset that allows a shift in existing patterns of behaviour of staff and clients while breathing life into more productive habits such as follow up and follow through. Audacious leaders are profoundly transparent, truthful, and unafraid to say that they are wrong or that they don’t know the answer. As Research … Read more

My Dog Hugo

My ten year old dog Hugo loves to sleep at the foot of the bed. If you’re a dog lover you understand this and will most likely keep reading. If you prefer cats or kids you may choose to stop reading – no offence taken. Here’s my point anyway: when I take one or two … Read more

Let’s talk about resilience Resilient leaders are well aware that just like putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others, they need to care for themselves first. So, how’re you tracking? Are you busy being brave, stretching yourself too thin while struggling from within? Do your colleagues and peers think of you as a … Read more

Why are we so hungry for fake news?

When will Australians cease being hungry for fake or perceived news rather than facts? Who do we need to listen to? Why don’t we have a balanced perspective on risk and reward? What is it about fear that makes us so greedy for worse case scenarios? Shouldn’t we be combining our 21st-century skills and technology, … Read more

What are our politicians really fighting for?

Right now, it’s a fight for male dominance rather than ‘may the best man win’. Australia is one of the strongest and safest countries in the world, yet our politicians are playing out their fight like two caged chooks. Shorten is fighting with his endless shoulder shrugs, half laughs, eye brow lifts and eye rolls. … Read more

Why women hate politics

Women hate politics not because of the policies or the long working hours and not because of the demands on them or their families. Women hate politics because the toxic behaviours that have become the norm are as appealing as last week’s fish market. I wonder if we had two women going head to head … Read more

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

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