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WNA Blog Home » Leadership Articles

De-stress & Mindfulness Tips 1-3

August 17, 2017 | Sue Lester

In our busy, busy lives our heads can quickly become filled with the white noise of our list of musts, shoulds, and shouldn’ts.  No matter how much is ticked off your To Do list, there’s always more. There’s that underlying, nagging feeling that you should be able to do it all, you should be enough, […]



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 […]



How Important is Confidence for Leadership Success?

July 7, 2017 | Sally Dooley

Successful leaders are confident leaders!  Self-confidence, or self-efficacy, refers to your level of conviction about your ability to mobilise the motivation, cognitive resources, and course of action needed to successfully execute a specific task within a given context. Self-confidence is critical for leadership as research shows that people with high levels of self-confidence: Set high […]



How Do You Lead Leaders?

May 9, 2017 | Sally Dooley

Whether you are at the top of an organisation or supervising a couple of teams, an often critical yet overlooked responsibility is ensuring those you lead are leading well! This means focusing not just on whether they are meeting the key deliverables but helping them to build their leadership capability so they build healthy and […]



Who is a Leader’s Most Important Raving Fan?

April 13, 2017 | Sally Dooley

A leader’s effectiveness relies on their ability to influence through creating positive relationships. When their team,  boss and most important stakeholders all hold them in high esteem, chances are that the leader is able to influence effectively. However, there is an even more critical positive relationship that as a leader you need to nurture,  and […]



5 Steps On How To Overcome The Expert’s Dilemma

April 11, 2017 | Catriona Pollard

The challenge facing many women in business is figuring out how to overcome the Expert’s Dilemma. I’m sure you have experienced it. If any of these strike a chord with you… you’re not alone. This is the Expert’s Dilemma! I have struggled with this for a long time, so I wrote a book to help […]



Be Authentic….And Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

April 7, 2017 | Pix Jonasson

After going through some pretty tough times emotionally and financially over the past year or so, I had been “putting it out there” so to speak. And pun intended! The topic of mindfulness has been on my radar….my RAS, my Reticular Activating System. Recently I posted a comment on FB and tagged a few people […]



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 […]



Want Your Business to Thrive? Rediscover Your Spirit of Adventure.

February 21, 2017 | Sue Lester

You may be thinking, “I don’t have TIME for adventure! Who’ll do all the work while I swan off to the Himalayas?”  Or perhaps even the mere idea of “adventure” is exhausting?  The thing is, adventure comes in many forms, and it’s exactly what you need to get over the relentless grind and stress. The […]



Woman as Leaders: 6 Tips For High Performance Team Building

February 17, 2017 | Fonthip Ward

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As a woman in leadership, you have the rare opportunity to chart not just your own career course, but pave the way for a whole future generation of aspiring women leaders. In this post, learn six key tips to build high performance teams that will benefit you and everyone you work with. Tip 1: Know […]