Who’s your mentor?

Who’s your mentor?

In her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama shares how, before they even married, she was appointed as Barack Obama’s mentor at the law firm they worked. We often hear Barack crediting Michelle as being the success and support behind his achievements. Some other...
Your inner voice matters, can you hear it?

Your inner voice matters, can you hear it?

“You idiot, Sally!” This was my most common self-talk phrase when I made mistakes. I even said it out aloud when I made mistakes. At one level it was a throw-away line but it was, until I learnt better, a message to myself that became a strong and...
Boundaries: do you know yours?

Boundaries: do you know yours?

Last year we watched a house across the street be built, and now this year another house is being built next to that one. As I watch the houses go up I notice that once the framing is up, in comes the team to erect scaffolding… While a roof, walls and...
How do I spark self-leadership?

How do I spark self-leadership?

Dee Hock, Founder of VISA has been attributed with the following quote…   “If you want to lead, invest at least 40% of your time in leading yourself.”   After I mentioned this in a recent keynote speech, someone came up to me and asked: “How do...
How does confidence help or hinder self-awareness?

How does confidence help or hinder self-awareness?

What do you think of this statement?: Experience and power hinder self-awareness.   Mark, the Director of a company I once worked for shared with me that on his recent annual leave he underwent a leadership assessment and all the results came back that he was an...