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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Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work (and 2 powerful alternatives)

Here’s a frightening statistic. According to the University of Scranton research, only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals. Crazy right?! If resolutions or specific goal setting just ain’t your gig, don’t sweat it, you’re doing OK. Instead of the traditional resolution-fest, I’d like to suggest a different approach, which can apply to the beginning of…

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9 Missing Ingredients Of Successful Leadership

What strikes me almost every day in my coaching practice, is how heavily the following traits are valued in organisations: Action Doing Competitive drive Goal focus Intellectual fortitude The logic. The linear. The analytical. And this is a good thing. After all, these activities do contribute to productivity and results. But, I’m starting to get a bit…

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4 Keys To Being A Collaborative Leader

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. What’s driving the spectacular speed of our changing environment? That little thing called the internet. The use of social media by younger generations across the globe in order to communicate and protest – think The Arab Spring for starters. The increase in transparency of…

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Pushing through the red zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch Stepping outside our comfort zones is crucial to developing as a leader. Our willingness to try new things, master new skills or merely do things that take us beyond our comfortable and safe ‘every day’ lives is vital if we wish to…

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Lessons learned from The Lone Ranger

For most of you The Lone Ranger will require no introduction, and to say my older brothers were fans of the epic western when I was growing up, is probably a bit of an understatement. In fact, their affinity with the famed masked icon was so great, I was often affectionately referred to as Kemosabe…or…

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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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10 Benefits Of One-On-One Meetings

Meetings make up a large proportion of our working day. Hardly a day goes by without several. In fact, back-to-backs are probably more commonplace! Of all the meetings we attend as leaders, monthly (or fortnightly) one-on-ones with our direct reports are one of the most significant. One-on-ones are often overridden by what seem to be…

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