Choose to Challenge

It’s been great to see that a lot of people have been thinking about International Women’s Day this year. It has triggered some really interesting conversations.  So much of the problem with inequality between men and women is not conscious, not intentional. It is ingrained in society.  That’s why it is important to talk about […]

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The power of network

As an introvert, I’m not a natural “networker” in the traditional sense.  Introverts aren’t particularly comfortable in big groups. We don’t like interrupting and take time to make connections.  The fast, loud, competitive environment of networking events, where you have to introduce yourself to a group of strangers, still fills me with dread.  This is […]

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Speaking up

I often hear from friends and colleagues of pointless meetings, uninspiring leaders and frustrating relationships (something I’ve blogged about before).  I believe they tell me about these things because they know of my love of governance and especially Roberts Rules of Order in running an effective meeting. Plus public speaking is a passion and now […]

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Asking for Help

I have no problem when connections ask me for help.  I enjoy helping people and am generally happy to help others.  It’s a big part of leadership.  This is something I recognise and embrace when I have formal roles.  Humility is an essential trait in good leaders – realising that just because you’re the leader […]

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