Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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A Love Letter To You, Dear Reader

I want to write you a love letter. Not the mushy, romantic sort that I was fond of penning when I was 14 and in love with my first boyfriend Nick (I’ve still got the letters I wrote to him but never posted – THANK GOD). No, this love letter is of the more professional,…

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Ruled by Rules? 7 Alternatives to ‘Death by Bureaucracy’

I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to rules. Especially when they’re bloody stupid or defy common sense. Like the one I heard recently that forbade employees from bringing any pot plants to work. I mean, seriously…WTF?! Are we expecting an invasion of The Triffids any time soon? For the rule following junkies…

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How To Prevent Fear From Stealing Your Leadership Mojo

Did you know we are born with only two fears? The fear of falling and loud noises. Everything else is developed through our experiences. So, fear is an intrinsic part of our human make-up. And it sure does drive a WHOLE lotta behaviour. What does this mean if you are a leader? At its worst, fear leaves us paralysed.…

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Logging Off and Lounging Out

This is my last blog post for 2014. I’m taking a break between now and the New Year to hang with the fam. I hope you have some serious down time planned as well. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading my ramblings on The Leaders Digest in 2014. To say this…

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Why Leaders Should Challenge Paradigms (even their own)

The greatest leaders are ones who challenge the status quo. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Aung San Suu Kyi and Sir Edmund Hillary are just a few examples of influential people throughout history who have made a real and lasting impact on the world. Why? Because they asked questions. They opposed dogmatism. They…

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7 Top Tips For Igniting Better Leadership

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learned this year. When it comes to leadership, I keep coming back to seven foundational principles. Whether it’s through my coaching practice, in researching in the subject or in my own bumbling experiences in being a manager, the same…

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