A Letter To The Fatherless

Father’s Day is not a joyous celebration for everyone. For many, it is a bittersweet, mostly painful reminder of what’s missing in their lives. As people scroll through all the dad love on social media, there are many silent observers reflecting on what they wish they had. If Father’s Day …

The Secret to Personal Progress

I don’t know whether you’ve realised this yet – or whether you’re still learning this life truth: you can’t figure life out on your own. I think I’ve always known this to some degree but I didn’t always know how to seek the help I needed in healthy ways.  I …

Finding Your Voice In The Workplace

(This post is dedicated to my sister, who like me, is learning to amplify her voice in the corporate arena). We all have an intrinsic need to be heard. We want to know that our opinion matters. In the corporate space, we want our voices to be heard, we want …

7 Leadership Traits We Can All Learn

Leaders are not born. They are made by the choices they constantly make. Every person has the ability to learn to become a leader. We have to lead our own lives, otherwise we will be led by others. Servant leadership is a style of leadership that places the benefits of …

Defeating The Workplace Passive Aggressor

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, a third of our lives working and the last third is left for doing everything else! This life ratio means that we spend more time with our work colleagues than we do with anyone else in our lives. If you’ve been dreading …

My Top 20 Workplace Lessons

People are living longer than ever before. This means that we will be working for longer that we expect to. Current research reveals that the average expected lifespan of the Millennial Generation is 100 – 110 years (http://huff.to/1JkBT6w). That’s a few decades past the current average retirement age of 65. …

Five Signs You’re An Intrapreneurial Employee

For most of my working life, I could never understand when my colleagues would expect the company (the nebulous spirit we all refer to when we use that term) to make their lives easier or give them meaning and happiness. It took me a while to discover, after some entrepreneurial …

Why Maturity Is The New Super Power

I caught myself typing “how to remove oil stains from satin” into the Youtube search bar when it hit me: “Oh my goodness! I’m fully adulting right now!” Gone are the days when I would take stain-ridden items of clothing home to mother dearest, only to have it returned to …

How To Leave A Job (Without The Dramatic Background Exploding Scene)

The moment has come again. It’s time to tender your resignation and take the next step in your career. Although this is something that you have been planning for (and most likely looking forward to), be prepared for a deluge of mixed emotions. I used to be under the illusion …

Be A Brilliant Worker Bee!

You’ve done it. So have I. We’ve told ourselves that when we get the next job, then things will be perfect. Because we are humans (and not bees), we have a tendency to pine for a perfect tomorrow instead of live in the messy opportunities of the moment. But (unlike …