Why you should actively choose to listen

Why you should actively choose to listen

Research shows we spend up to 80% of our day engaged in communication with others. Of this, 55% of our time is spent listening. Hearing vs. Listening Unlike hearing, which is an automatic function of the body, listening properly is an active choice. It requires...
5 signs you need a communications coach

5 signs you need a communications coach

When I tell people I’m a leadership communications coach, I often get asked why a leader would engage a communications coach – surely, they know how to communicate?Yes, you do – but just like a sports coach or a business coach my role is my job is to make...
Cultivating a reputation of trust, in an age of distrust

Cultivating a reputation of trust, in an age of distrust

According to Edelman’s 2018 Global Trust Barometer Report, at just 45%, the level of trust in Australian business is the lowest it’s been since 2012.But what is trust; why is it so important to business and whose responsibility is it to cultivate?The importance of...
How to be a persuasive public speaker

How to be a persuasive public speaker

As a leader, you’re regularly required to speak in public at: Team meetings Customer presentations New business pitches Investor briefings Networking events Industry conferences …perhaps even videos like this! Despite this frequency, many leaders still find it...
How to maximise your impact as a leader

How to maximise your impact as a leader

Think of the leaders who have made some of the greatest contributions to society: Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey…They all know that to be an effective leader, you need to be an effective...