empathy. What does it mean for a leader?

There is a lot of talk in the leadership world right now about the need for our leaders to demonstrate empathy. I couldn’t agree more. But I often get asked by the leaders I work with in the SME world – “what does that mean Sarah? And how do I do it?”   That is […]

Communication is complicated

Have you ever said something to someone with absolute good intention and they have completely taken it the wrong way? And you are left wondering how on earth did they make what you said mean the total opposite?     Communication is complicated. And it is critical that every leader understand the mechanics of communication […]

Is it Stress or is it Pressure

On a daily basis I hear managers and their team members say they are “stressed”. There is enormous stress in the workplace, perhaps now more than ever before and it is VERY REAL. Stress has dire consequences on us physically, emotionally, mentally and affects our relationships and outlook on life. My personal mission is to […]

Apprentice | Technician | Master

Are your managers in the apprentice zone, technician zone or mastery zone of leadership? This is a question that is not asked and not really given much though. You see, like becoming an accountant or an engineer or any expertise there are 3 phases. These phases however, are ignored when these experts are placed into […]

The two things all leaders need to know

  There are a lot of skills to learn when you are in a position of leadership and none can be taken lightly. At its very essence a leader holds a huge weight of responsibility. Any person who is managing or leading other people are automatically influencing how those people feel. How people feel determines […]

Do you need to be a Manager, a Leader or both?

  There is a lot of information out in the land of Google that details the difference between a manager and a leader. This article is designed to simplify those differences and give some tips on how to do both. I don’t believe that the manager and leader work in isolation, in fact in any […]

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” Oprah Winfrey.

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” Oprah Winfrey. There are a lot of naysayers out in the world, a lot of people who want to bring others down, lack the belief in you out of fear they are not living their life of truth. Call them vampires, energy suckers, […]

The thing about me is…

The thing about me is…. I am unique, I see the big picture, I say what I think, I can chat and get along with most people, sometimes I come across as direct, I am quick at making a decision, I can have 5 conversations at once and keep up with all of them! The […]

Reflect, Review and Propel into 2016

I don’t like to point out the obvious but we are rapidly approaching the end of 2015. I have no idea where the time has gone, yet this seems to happen every year. We get to mid November and it suddenly dawns on me we are literally only weeks away from Christmas. It is so important […]

How to Systemise your Business in 5 Easy Steps

It can seem like an overwhelming task. The task you know has to be done. If it’s not done you know you can’t take the business to the next level. That task is systemising!! When I talk to some of my clients about systemising their business I see a blank look of horror come over their […]