Lost sight of your goals?

So you’re lost in the day to day?  It’s easy enough to do.  Life is busy, there are always demands of others, and distractions.  Oh, the distractions. It’s almost as if you need to be completely bull headed to achieve a goal these days.  To close off from the rest of the world, ignore the priorities of others and become …

Can leadership be taught?

It doesn’t seem that long ago I was asked to deliver a workshop in leadership.  As I felt a little weird about delivering such content I agreed to work with the pre-prepared materials and diligently set about delivering the lesson. After lunch I’d reached my boiling point, I made a snide comment to my co-facilitator (who had passed the organisation’s learning …

Tips for emerging leaders: Carly Green

Introducing Carly Green, Human Resources Manager, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort (QLD)… MOVE OVER TALL POPPIES.  Carly is a lady who is comfortable in her leadership skin.  But it hasn’t always been like that for her.  Can you teach people to have initiative?  “Yes!” says Carly.  Join us as Carly shares her leadership journey and some ideas for developing a team …

Moving into flow

Sunday morning, bubble and squeak for breakfast (let’s face it, it’s a very thinly disguised opportunity to eat hot chips in the morning, deconstructed though they may be). As I scrolled through my Facebook feed I came to a post by my friend Sara Foley (check out Sara’s work here) which opened a stream of much needed wisdom, unblocking some …

The timing is always right

Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you had met that person back then, or said that thing when you’d thought of it, taken that course on that date or got on the bus there and then. Did you ever criticise yourself for taking so long to get ‘over it’?  For saying ‘that’ thing, or foolish for …

Lost your mojo?

I’ve been talking a lot about finding your mojo lately. And with good reason.  I lost mine. Thing is, I’d actually lost my mojo quite a while ago, but it wasn’t until catastrophe struck that I noticed. I had a choice.  To lose myself to the story of the events that were happening.  (And I did that for a while, it didn’t …

Am I a leader?

How often do you ask yourself the question; “Am I a leader?” If you work in the community sector chances are you don’t ask the question very often, if ever. And why would you? Leaders are the first ones with their heads on the chopping block, they have big decision to make, they are the meat in the sandwich wedged between …

Connection creation is not magic

Connection, the ability to connect may contain some elements that appear to be magic.  But even the most skilled magicians have a ‘go to’ kit which enables them to wow audiences again and again. How to create connection – PART ONE One of the greatest mistakes not for profits make in marketing is assuming that people will connect with them …

Move beyond overwhelm in one step

Do you know that awful feeling of overwhelm when you can’t move forward, nor backwards, when the world feels very small and opportunities very limited.  Do you know how it feels when you’re not sure  if you’re going to scream, cry or laugh?  When you have a tingle or a tightness in your chest, belly or shoulders, when you feel like slinking …