Why Leaders Need To Lighten Up

One of the things I love about my husband is the fact that he takes the mickey out of me. Constantly. Many a tense moment has been averted by the fact he doesn’t take things (or me) too seriously – particularly when I get  a bit too sombre or ‘drama queen-ish’ for my own boots. At this…

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Laughter is the Best (Christmas) Medicine

It’s such a crazy time of year. Getting organised at work and home before a much anticipated break can be stressful. Yesterday I was enjoying an end-of-year toast with a girlfriend, before we head away for our Christmas holiday. We always end up in fits of laughter over the silliest things and I was reminded…

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Humour and Authenticity

In the not too distant past, I had an experience which taught me two very important life lessons: 1. The value of humour 2. The challenge of being authentic in our work environments. The story goes something like this. It was a typical Tuesday morning as a busy working mum of three. I was rushing…

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