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  • How you can say goodbye to victim-hood with this one technique

    See if you recognize any of these thoughts: ‘why does this always happen to me?’ ‘no matter what I do I can’t seem to get ahead’ ‘its not my fault this is happening’ Your car is breaking down, work isn’t going well, your baby isn’t sleeping – just general life things that seem to all […]

  • Want to change an area of your life? Get around new people.

    Who is speaking into your life? So many times we get life advice from people who frankly have no business doing so. Here’s a tip, if you wouldn’t want to walk a mile in their shoes, don’t take advice from them. I have sought and continue to seek mentoring from people who mastered – or […]

  • Climbing the Career Ladder? Then Get Back to the Office

    If your goal is to move up in your career, the best way is to be back in the office – not working from home. Early on during the pandemic, Apple CEO Tim Cook complained that what he missed the most when people worked from home is “serendipity” – the creative ideas that sparked when […]

  • How to get a book published: A timeline from making your dream a reality

    Real things take time. A timeline from making One dream a reality: June 2013: Epiphany that I wanted to write a book. And it would be something about: kindness, career, success and brownies. Start writing. June 2014: Move to London from Sydney. No job. Book still randomly being written. Land dream job at BBC. Realise […]

  • How to succeed as a Christian woman in business

    As a Christian woman in business, I hear all the time from women who want to start their business or go to the next level – but they want to do it God’s way. Not the world’s way. One of the questions I get the most asked is: ‘How do I succeed in business?’. The […]

  • How to Turn Your Rejected Ideas into Successful Ideas

    If you’re creative, you’re bound to have boxes of rejected ideas. It’s been said that the key to better ideas is to have lots of ideas, so you have to go through a lot of rejects to find the gold.  But that doesn’t mean you toss those rejected ideas. This is where the computer changed […]

  • Character – the gift that precedes great leadership

    Character preceded the gift of leadership. The nature of God is the epitome of character. He manifests all of the positive qualities associated with virtue, all of the time. He is therefore our ultimate model of character. And because He is perfect in character, we can count on Him to always be consistent, predictable, trustworthy, […]

  • Leaders: Worry Less About Leaving a “Legacy” and More About Today’s Issues

    Every leader wants to leave a legacy. We understandably want to make a big difference and make an impact that lasts long after we’re gone. But over the last few years, there has been so much publicity and talk about “big ideas” and “legacy” that some leaders have gotten lost in the hype. Especially when […]

  • The power of delegation and advancing of your career

    Everyone knows that delegation matters, and yet I find so few leaders who are actually skilled in the art. If you can’t handoff some of your work to others and focus on more important things, you’ll end up carrying a far bigger load than you should, it will slow you down, and burnout won’t take […]

  • The importance of developing a big vision for 2022

    Last weekend, my family and I spent the day on the water with some awesome friends of ours. We met 17 years ago when my wife used to take our eldest child for a walk in the pram while she walked the dog. There she met another woman in the same position and they were […]

  • People are everything: How to spot great talent

    To be a great leader in the 21st century, you’ll need the ability to find and recruit talented members of your team. Particularly when it comes to creative teams, spotting gifted and talented people is absolutely critical, and yet I’m amazed at the poor hires organizations often make. To help you avoid the pain, here’s […]

  • Why Creativity Doesn’t Happen by Committee

    I’ve written before that “brainstorming” simply doesn’t work. If you want to get together with friends and kick around a few ideas, ask for their advice, or discuss possibilities, great. But don’t think for a minute that a group will come up with the innovative, breakthrough idea.   I love bring around creative people. I […]