One of the most critical jobs a leader has is recruiting their staff. Yet it’s the task that most, if they are honest, are least well equipped for. Now don’t stop reading because your head has said to you ‘I’m well equipped for it so this isn’t about me’. Why not read along and see… Read more
Wake up early; drink coffee; eat breakfast; see each day as a new opportunity; make your bed; turn up; be present; work smart; be ambitious; don’t settle; avoid mediocrity; be kind; exercise; eat clean; eat treats; drink for fun; ask questions; be a cheerleader; go to the theatre; hug more; always look up; watch the… Read more
Having seen the benefits of taking more of a minimalist approach coming through in my personal life, I was prompted to think about what the parallel would be in the leadership space. What would a minimalist approach to leadership look like? How could we ‘do’ leadership in a way that is intentional and focused on what’s important and is about making a measurable difference?
Recognising the value of listening as a key leadership skill. Listening is one of the keys to communication, and in turn to leadership. When we have poor listening skills we jump to conclusions, misinterpret and misunderstand what is being said.
Often our journey seems like an uphill slog, carrying a heavy backpack with a cold wind blowing in our faces. As we look up, the top of the hill is in sight yet still seems so far away. We know that once we reach it, we’ll be able to rest in the warm sunshine, having… Read more