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 …

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. …

Gremlins, Vampires And Superheroes

  After agonising for hours about how to position this blog piece (for fear of hurting anyone’s feelings), I decided to just have fun with it. But just in case of fragile egos, please note this important disclaimer: The characters portrayed in this blog post are semi-fictitious. No identification with …

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 …

Five Mindset Shifts That Will Turn You Into A Money Genius

Too many people dream of having more. Far too few take simple, practical steps to alter their financial future. I too, at one stage in my life, resented rich people who seemed to have it all. I bemoaned the fact that I was born on the wrong side of the …

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 …

The Secret Power of Stewardship

Stewardship. Not the sexiest word in the world. But its like a secret dynamite if you have it. You might recognise its fruit: a good work ethic;  accountability;  integrity. The modern day picture of a good steward is that guy who just seems to be unshakeable, not matter what happens …

Don’t Let Burnout Sneak Up On You

It’s a brand new day. You’ve snoozed the alarm at least three times (if you’re that kind of morning person) and dragged yourself into the shower. Before you can barely grasp the soap, a deluge of your undone action lists stream into your consciousness. A slow mumble begins to build …

Are You An Ageless Student?

The youngest person in my English Honours class is probably 21. The only student with a wedding ring, I am more than a decade older than the talented and promising post-graduates that I share a learning space with. And I am privileged to be there. I have tried this before, …