A More Balanced World.

I debated long and hard whether I would write anything about International Women’s Day this year. I do love IWD and what it represents and I am grateful to those who struggled so hard to achieve recognition for women and their contributions.  It’s thanks to them that women today enjoy the freedom that they have. […]

The Translation of Busy.

‘Busy isn’t a state of mind – it’s a state of being’. The language of busy is an interesting one. It’s the most accepted and expected response to a greeting of how are you? Or when people are asked about their work. They are, in one word, busy. The world is busy and getting busier, […]

Captain Courageous.

Aristotle called courage the first virtue because it makes all of the other virtues possible. It’s one of the most important virtues you can have as a leader in today’s business world. Think about the expectations of leaders today. You must be able to innovate, ideate, collaborate and constantly disrupt how you are thinking. All […]

Same, Same and Certainly Not Different.

In today’s hyper-connected online world, we need to stand out. We need to attract attention, to be colourful and easily identifiable through masses of other information and noise out there. We can’t afford to fall into the world of ‘sameness’ that so many seem to. And there’s just so much sameness around right now. The […]

Creating Two Types of Momentum.

We have flipped the calendar page over for the second last time in 2018. We’re now on the home stretch. I do love this time of year, it’s spring, daylight savings kicks in for many of us and there is a more festive feel in the air. That being said there are many distractions to […]

Reflection Relevance

To literally stop and think when things are chaotic and going at a thousand miles an hour, can seem counterintuitive and even ridiculous! Who has time to do that? The more relevant question is “who can afford not to”? Reflection time is either accepted or not by people. Some see it as a waste of […]

What Really Matters.

We often we craft our lives around our business or career, rather than crafting our business or career around our lives and what is really important to us. This is evident from the high rates of depression and anxiety in Western society. We’re not happy and in part this is caused by doing things that […]

Busy Can No Longer be Your Catch Cry if You Want to Be Successful.

Here’s a challenge, find someone today who is not busy. We’re busy ticking off our to-do lists, trying to run a business or manage our career. We’re busy hopping from meeting to meeting, trying to manage our team. We’re busy meeting client expectations, ensuring cash flow and results are where they need to be. We’re […]

So What Do I Say if I Can’t Say I’m Busy?

This is one of the most common questions I am asked by leaders and by participants in my workshops when I encourage them to stop the ‘busy’ language. There is a genuine look of fear and confusion on their faces. How would I respond or what on earth will I say if I can’t say […]

When Busy Becomes an Unhealthy Game.

There’s often competition amongst a team of people. Who can hit their KPI’s first, who can get the best feedback from their clients, who can get the attention of the CEO or who can move up the ladder quickest. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition in a workplace right? What about when […]