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How and Why Excellent Leaders Create Hope

August 7, 2017 | Sally Dooley

Leaders of high performing teams know that building capability requires so much more than developing knowledge, skills and abilities. They understand that an individual’s performance is based on a number of psychological traits, especially their resilience. Much research has been conducted to discover how managers can help their team members to build their resilience and […]



5 Self-Care Mindset Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

July 19, 2017 | Sue Lester

Even those of us blessed with sunny Queensland winters can be affected by the cold and shorter days, and the nasty germs flying around that leave you feeling tired and miserable. So it’s even more important during these months to look after yourself, even if you have a demanding family, career or business. Seriously, you […]



7 Ways to Boost Your Boldness as a Leader

March 6, 2017 | Sally Dooley

Boldness has long been considered necessary for effective leadership. Intuitively you recognise the value of a bold leader: they are inspiring to be around and they challenge you to grow beyond your current limitations.  Although boldness has traditionally been associated with male leaders, the latest research from Harvard Business Review shows that women scored slightly […]



How To Switch Your Mind Off For A Good Night’s Sleep

January 30, 2017 | Sue Lester

If you find yourself suddenly wide awake with your head churning when you go to bed, or perhaps are so tired you drop off to sleep quickly, but awaken in the early hours with your head buzzing, this is for you.  Parents, this can help your kids sleep well and wake refreshed for the day.  […]



Be Intentional: People Are Watching You!

December 14, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Communicate and stay in contact with your clients

My son was waiting at the bus stop across the street from our house recently when the woman next to him asked, ‘Are you Batman?’ She could see his surprise and quickly explained that years ago she and her daughter would wait for the bus each morning and frequently see through our front window, Batman […]



How To 10X The Effectiveness of Your Delegation

November 9, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Juggling multiple clients

Delegation is a critical leadership skill and in my experience as a leadership coach and facilitator,  it is not done well at any level in many organisations! Leaders and managers frequently miss out on the opportunity to build capability and improve productivity; engage and motivate their team; align their own and other’s strengths and passions […]



Are You Missing in Action?

October 17, 2016 | Sue Lester

Have you gone missing in action?  Yes, you’re physically still present, rushing here and there, juggling home and work commitments.  Your family, staff and clients can see your body, but where are you? The real you, inside, the you that was always fun, with a taste for adventure in life – do you even remember […]



Why You Need To Become A Storyteller

September 22, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

In today’s business, communications and media climate, you also need to know how to be a storyteller. To be competitive in your business, you have to learn how to tell your narrative and share it widely. Although long-form and conventional journalism now share the stage with messages of 140 characters or less and images that […]



Who’s on Your Team and How Are They Really Feeling?

September 9, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Anyone who has been a leader for more than five minutes knows that leadership is not a solo sport. We rely heavily on the skills, knowledge, experiences, perspective and brilliance of many others. We also know that when we have healthy and positive relationships, whether at work or in our personal worlds, it is an energising […]



Why Aren’t There More Women Speakers?

August 25, 2016 | Catriona Pollard

I want to shed light on an issue that impacts women stepping into the spotlight, and ask the question, why aren’t there more women speakers at business events? The all male speaker line up at conferences and panels, frankly, annoys the hell out of me. Considering how many amazing women there are who want to […]