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The weight of the world: Taking care of yourself as a leader when the pressure’s on

Right now, your shoulders are probably feeling a bit heavy. No wonder.  Between taking care of your people (often remotely)...

Three common traps to avoid when it comes to one on ones (and one thing to dial up)

One on ones with your direct reports are one of the most important meetings you’ll have as a leader. If you’re...

Dead calm – How I’ve lost the wind beneath my sails.

For the last four months, I’ve been stuck in a dead calm. It’s as if I’m in in a yacht,...

7 tips for delivering bad news to your boss

Not gonna lie. Delivering bad news to your boss ain’t fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a CEO delivering a...

A useful tool when you’re about to lead change

Whenever there’s a new initiative or idea in your organisation, there will be forces that support it to happen –...
Dad moustache

One of the most powerful and underused tools in leadership

When I was five, my dad taught me about planets using an orange and a plum. We were having breakfast...

The third red flag of burnout: Reduced personal accomplishment or professional efficacy

Because burnout is a gradual process, it can often to be tricky to spot. Luckily, there are three signs, or...

Name your uncomfortable feelings – and magic may follow

My interview for the TVNZ Sunday programme with Jehan Casinader is one of those experiences I’ll look back on and...

5 phrases every leader should use (liberally)

There are probably some phrases you should leave out of your lingo when you’re a leader. “Do what I tell...

The second red flag of burnout: Cynicism or depersonalisation

Someone suffering from burnout is likely to show a combination of three signs that I like to call ‘the red...

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