The Knowing-Doing Gap: A Leader’s Guide

You’re pretty clever… I bet you ‘know’ lots of stuff. You went to school, you probably went to University and studied interesting things. Then you launched a career where you have done important, meaningful work – along with some work that seemed less meaningful. You have a whole stack of life experiences: maybe you’ve bought … Read more The Knowing-Doing Gap: A Leader’s Guide


Uncertainty: What To Do When You Don’t Know…

I remember as a child, the excitement that would build and build in the lead-up to Christmas Day. Starting with putting up the tree and decorating it, school finishing up for the summer holidays (I live in the Southern Hemisphere), going shopping with my saved-up pocket money to buy gifts for family… There were always … Read more Uncertainty: What To Do When You Don’t Know…


Ambition, Striving and Acceptance: Permission to Relax

I suspect you’re a bit like me… that you’re highly goal oriented. That you are motivated to accomplish big things and have an impact in the world – whatever that looks like for you. But being ambitious and striving for success can come at a cost. Usually, that cost is the inability to be content … Read more Ambition, Striving and Acceptance: Permission to Relax


Decision: Your Brain’s Most Underused Superpower

Underused Superpower

Decision holds the key to massive impact, fulfilment and living a life of inspiration and purpose, yet it remains one of our least understood and most underused superpowers. I’ve been experiencing a bit of the back-to-work-blues this week. I took about a month off in late December/early January and had a lovely, productive, family-oriented, spontaneous … Read more Decision: Your Brain’s Most Underused Superpower


Nothing Is Perfect – But You Can Make It Better

New Year is a time when many of us review the previous 12 months, and reflect upon our successes, and more often, the things that weren’t perfect. It is also the time we set goals and resolutions for the coming year. For perfectionists, this can be torturous. We can focus more on the gap between … Read more Nothing Is Perfect – But You Can Make It Better


Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…

Leadership Optimism Growth

For a long time psychologists studying intelligence believed it was a fixed trait. Something that remained stable over the course of your lifetime. This had two outcomes. It made it easy (and worthwhile) to measure intelligence and treat people differently according to their scores… And for those with low scores? They could give up! What … Read more Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…


The Five Winning Habits of Successful Leaders

Successful Leaders

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” ~ Warren Buffett Many of us take the opportunity during the Christmas/New Year break to reflect on the year that was, and to make resolutions for the coming year. I’m super excited because under my Christmas tree this … Read more The Five Winning Habits of Successful Leaders


“Resistance is Futile!” – Holiday Survival Guide

Christmas

“Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” ~ Sun Tzu The ‘festive’ season is typically associated with additional stress. There’s the usual suspects – money for example. Increased expectations for treats and gifts can make us feel overwhelmed by financial obligations and the knowledge that a debt tidal wave is likely to … Read more “Resistance is Futile!” – Holiday Survival Guide