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The Tragic Gap
The Tragic Gap

  Belinda, one of the clients I serve, landed the job of school principal last year. She was so excited to share the news, it was her first principal role and she was ready to go! Whilst she hadn’t worked at the school before, she knew of it and had heard it was...

Can you spot your team’s strengths?
Can you spot your team’s strengths?

During the week I took the dog for a walk in the forest in the local mountain ranges. It was cold and a bit wet, but as soon as I stepped out of the car and in amongst the trees, felt and heard the wind, smelt the fresh air and looked up at the tall trees towering...

Hey leaders, how’s your warrior pose?
Hey leaders, how’s your warrior pose?

There are a sequence of stances in yoga called Warrior. They look kind of simple, but if you attempt them, you’ll find your body actually works really hard to maintain the posture.A bit like being a human at times. Or a leader. What I love about warrior stance is its...

The Call to Courage
The Call to Courage

In her Netflix special ‘The Call to Courage’, Brene Brown talks about how things used to be for her when ‘The fear of shame, the fear of criticism was so great… that I engineered smallness in my life’. Brown’s story hit home for me. I remember as a student, knowing...

Lead From Your Own Sacred Ground
Lead From Your Own Sacred Ground

'Standing on your own sacred ground' is a phrase I heard Brene Brown use to describe the challenge of showing up as the leader you want to be, especially when in the grip of vulnerability and uncertainty. Her words were: 'Don't puff up, don't shrink down, just stand...

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