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A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Business Success? Being Kind.

My latest article for Fast Company Magazine: Kindness is not something that we tend to associate with getting ahead at work or business success. We all know the tired phrase, “nice guys finish last.” The association of success with ruthlessness means that for those who achieve massive success and wealth, many tend to assume that [...]

By |2021-03-15T14:11:50+00:00March 15th, 2021|

3 Reasons Companies Need Intrapreneurship

My latest article for Entrepreneur Magazine: Most of us are familiar with the concept of being an entrepreneur. It can be a challenging path, and understandably, not everyone wants to take on that responsibility. But what if we could encourage that entrepreneurial spirit in our employees? The situation is potentially win-win – for the employee and [...]

By |2021-01-26T14:54:57+00:00February 9th, 2021|

4 Reasons Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Impact the Bottom Line

My latest article for Entrepreneur Magazine: If you're a leader, chances are good you've been reading and hearing about emotional intelligence more often than normal lately. Emotional intelligence goes beyond empathy and listening to others. These qualities, while important, are not by themselves going to make you an effective leader. You need self-awareness, courage, the ability [...]

By |2021-01-26T14:50:47+00:00February 2nd, 2021|

4 Ways to Be Productive, Not Just Busy

My latest article for Entrepreneur Magazine: All of us seem to be getting busier and busier. Despite technology meaning that many of the things that used to take up time in our lives are now more easily accessible than ever, we still continue to be busy. The words "I'm busy" are used like a badge of [...]

By |2021-01-26T14:43:20+00:00January 26th, 2021|

4 Mindset Shifts Essential to being a High-Performing Entrepreneur

My latest article for Entrepreneur Magazine: Have you heard that 80 percent of success is mindset? Listen to any top performer speak about their success, and the topic of mindset will usually arise in some form or another. Can you achieve success without having a strong mindset? In my experience, the answer is yes. To a [...]

By |2020-10-06T13:20:08+00:00October 6th, 2020|

4 Ways to Build a Culture that Supports a Future-Proof Business

My article for Entrepreneur Magazine. "Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy." This quote from Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson makes me wonder: How many of us have ever worked in a company that truly has a culture that inspires motivation and innovation from employees? The search for such a culture is what many may [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:12:35+00:00August 28th, 2020|

Authentic Power & Authentic Leadership

Many people talk about Authentic Leadership, but what does this really mean? It starts by doing the work to know who you are as a leader: a unique leader, with a unique identity. If we fail to do that and don't develop our own natural style, we risk 'imposter syndrome', exhaustion from being inauthentic to [...]

By |2020-08-07T12:38:35+00:00August 14th, 2020|

3 Reasons Why a Strong Purpose is a Good Business Idea

Most entrepreneurs enter that space because they want to create a positive impact on the world. They have a purpose and a mission. They see a problem; they find a way to solve it. The reasons why we do the things that we do are everything. However, it can be all too easy to lose [...]

By |2020-08-11T08:04:09+00:00August 11th, 2020|

New Paradigm of Leadership: It’s Time to Step Up

Can you remember strong examples of great leadership during your career? What about examples of bad leadership? Leadership is a concept that is difficult to define and means something different to everyone. But what we tend to define it by is what we already know or have experienced. Often, when I pose this question to [...]

By |2020-08-07T12:29:50+00:00August 7th, 2020|

When life gives you lemons…

When gives you lemons, what do you do with them? Fact of Life: we do not have control over everything in our life. We do not have control over other people, or situations that take us by surprise. Trying to control everything leads to one outcome. Stress. Hardly surprising as it is essentially a pointless [...]

By |2019-08-29T12:54:18+00:00August 29th, 2019|