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Challenges for women in leadership

challenges for women in leadership

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 WGEA recently released the 2020 gender workplace statistics and they are disappointing reading. The full-time average weekly ordinary earnings for women are 14.0% less than for male…

Influential Leadership – 3 ways to become more influential.

What is influence in leadership

What is influence in 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.…

Leadership skills – what lens are you looking through?

leadership-skills-what-lens-are-you-looking-through

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…

5 ways Coronavirus changed the leadership role

coronavirus changed the leadership role.

  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?

Caroline Kennedy - Can Empathy Be Taught

  Can Empathy Be Taught! 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 empathy coach. Empathy is the art of…

Leadership Lessons During Hard Times

Leadership Lessons During Hard Times

Leadership Lesson During Hard Times! I led through the GFC when our industry was being disrupted – it was a crazy time, but we pulled through it, and we even bucked the trend with delivering growth when others failed. Lately, I’ve spoken with dozens of Executives, and CEOs. There’s an overwhelming sense that it’s a…

This is real leadership.

Real Leadership

This is what real leadership looks like! Everyone is watching Jacinda Ardern, most of us with astonishment and respect. She is showing what real leadership looks like. Jacinta Ardern is a role model who leads with compassion, kindness, empathy, and love – yet is strong, determined and brave all at the same time. Her leadership…

Why You Should Hire A Top Business Coach To Propel Growth

Caroline Kennedy - Business Coach In Melbourne

Why You Should Hire A Top Business Coach To Grow Running your own business can be a very daunting experience, and it can be very lonely too. It takes a unique skill set to take a business beyond 7 figures in revenue, and it’s okay for you not to have all the answers or have…

Leadership Styles: What Works, What Doesn’t

Leadership Styles

  Leadership Styles: What Works, What Doesn’t In every business, there will always be a need to manage your employees. There are many types of leadership styles, but no single style is best as each has elements that are good and bad. Every organisation is different so your most effective leadership style will depend on…

4 Misleading Myths About Hiring An Executive Coach In Melbourne

Executive Coach In Melbourne

4 Misleading Myths About Hiring An Executive Coach In Melbourne Busted Keeping a business on an upward trajectory, no matter the field is a challenging task. As the Alexander Pope saying goes, “To err is human.” Your business employs human beings, including yourself, who are naturally imperfect. We all make mistakes, but with the help…