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Are leadership roles harder these days?

A board colleague of mine recently commented that ‘Leadership roles are so much harder these days’ to general agreement around the table. Its one of those things that everyone knows isn’t it. Afterwards I found myself querying the view and asking why she thought that was the case. Everything she listed was in existence when… Read more


Braving Stormy Seas to Achieve the Impossible

Julie was cold and alone in a dark and stormy ocean.  She was desperately treading water but each new wave threatened to take her last breath away.  The more she struggled the more her energy drained away.  Feeling alone and worn out.  She wasn’t sure how much longer she could carry on. Then she caught… Read more


Leadership Lessons from Eliza McCartney

The Olympics, the symbol of ultimate sporting achievement where four years of intense focused training comes down to one race, one throw, one jump in a stadium full of people, on the world stage.  It’s hard to imagine the pressure that athletes feel in the arena on finals day. That pressure does strange things to… Read more


Lessons in Innovative Leadership from Nike

I recently attended a talk by Dr. Erez Morag, an innovation expert who was employed by Nike to develop their innovative sports footwear.  Dr. Morag talked about what we can learn from the approaches taken to innovation in sport and apply these to the business and leadership world. Three areas resonated with me as elements… Read more


Change Your Story to Write a Better Future

I couldn’t. I can’t do that. I’m not good at that. I’ll never be able to be the person who can do that. They’ll laugh at me. I’m a fraud. I’ll fail.   Says who? What evidence is there? What if you could do it? What if you are the person who can do it?… Read more