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Ethical Leadership

What happened to ethical leadership?

By Caroline Kennedy | Jan 13, 2021 |

What happened to ethical leadership? I’ve noticed that ethical leadership has become a hot topic lately and I’m not surprised. There is a systemic tolerance for unethical practices in our largest organisations. Watch the nightly news to see what’s going on. Look at the banking Royal Commission. It found a culture of greed running rampant…

Simon Sinek Human Skills

Simon Sinek Human Skills

By Caroline Kennedy | Jan 13, 2021 |

Simon Sinek human skills are missing nowadays. Connection – a challenge for you. Richard Branson interviewed Simon Sinek recently. He asked, “if you were starting a business right now – what problem would you solve?” Simon’s response, “The problem I would like to help solve these days is how we relate to each other.” He went…

The subtle art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE

The subtle art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE

By Caroline Kennedy | Nov 10, 2020 |

The Subtle Art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE Lots of people want to be leaders, but they go about it in all of the wrong ways. Some people think that it’s a title that means they’re in charge and that everyone needs to listen to them and do as they say. Leadership is nothing like that…

Are you a leader or a controller

Are you a leader or a controller?

By Caroline Kennedy | Nov 10, 2020 |

Are you a leader or a controller? Have you ever stopped to consider your leadership style? Do you lead your team or control them? I recently asked these questions of my client. I wanted him to reflect on his interactions with the team. As I listened to him, I felt he was making excuses for…


The secret to Jacinda Ardern’s widely popular leadership style.

By Caroline Kennedy | Oct 26, 2020 |

Who doesn’t want to know the secret to Jacinda Ardern’s widely popular leadership style? When we talk about emotionally intelligent leadership, I think a good example for us is Jacinda Ardern, if you could bottle her popularity she would without a doubt be a millionaire several times over. A landslide victory saw her party achieved the greatest…

challenges for women in leadership

Challenges for women in leadership

By Caroline Kennedy | Oct 13, 2020 |

What are the challenges for women in leadership, and how to overcome them? Despite the fact that companies which have women in senior management are known to be more productive and more profitable, women are still underrepresented at leadership levels. The 2020 statistics. The WGEA recently released the 2020 gender workplace statistics and they are…

Influential leadership

Influential Leadership – 3 ways to become more influential.

By Caroline Kennedy | Oct 6, 2020 |

    Influential leadership – 3 ways changing your perspective will make you a more influential leader. In the leadership role, everything you want to achieve depends on your level of influence. If you can’t influence people, you can’t effectively lead them, particularly when times are as challenging as they have been this year. Influence…


Leadership skills – what lens are you looking through?

By Caroline Kennedy | Oct 6, 2020 |

Leadership Skills – What Lens Are You Looking Through Today? In my coaching with leaders, influence is the missing piece that comes up time and time again. I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression “we see what we want to see.” It’s true. We see the world from our own perspective and our lens isn’t…

coronavirus changed the leadership role.

5 ways Coronavirus changed the leadership role

By Caroline Kennedy | Sep 23, 2020 |

  5 ways coronavirus has changed the leadership role.  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our expectations of the leadership role. The swiftness of change and the uncertainty it inflicted on us has altered our values. We’re seeing leadership in a new light. Existing leaders now need to reassess their roles in response to the change.…

Can Empathy Be Taught?

By Caroline Kennedy | Mar 17, 2020 |

  Can Empathy Be Taught! Can you really be coached in empathy? A few weeks ago, I wrote a LinkedIn post with some observations about Scott Morrison’s low EQ and his inability to read interpersonal situations. He seems uncomfortable with emotion and struggles to appropriately respond to it. It’s no wonder he has hired an…