The Great Cancellation – Shining the Spotlight on Great and Bad Bosses

The Great Cancellation – Shining the Spotlight on Great and Bad Bosses I have spoken at length about ‘The Great…

Christine Holgate Headlines Next Year’s LeadershipHQ Courage Conference

Courageous Leadership will be the change we all need in 2022 Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate plans to shake…

Leadership and Moving Back to the Office Post-Pandemic

Leadership and Moving Back to the Office Post-Pandemic Heading out to brunch with your friends. Going on international trips with…

Taking Back Control as a Leader

Taking Back Control as a Leader There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic and government mandated lockdowns has changed the…

Courage to Deal with Backstabbers

Courage to Deal with Backstabbers Has this happened to you? It’s happened to me. It’s funny how some people are…

Courage – The Most Leadership Important Skill Needed in 2022

Courage – The Most Leadership Important Skill Needed in 2022 Challenging times calls for challenging leadership and an opportunity for…

Small acts of Courage is where Courageous Leadership begins…

Do you feel appreciated for your hard work? Does that happen very often and if so, do you do the…

Leadership Lessons from Science

Leadership Lessons from Science Have you ever considered inspiring leaders from the past and how they can change the way…

Good to Great Leadership

Good to Great Leadership Have you seen any good leaders lately, how about great leaders? During the 2020/21 turmoil, there…

Leadership, Olympians and Gold Medals

Leadership, Olympians and Gold Medals How do you perform under pressure? Do you put yourself to the test very often?…

HIRE WITH LEADERSHIP VALUES!

Have you ever been at the receiving end of bad hiring, either for yourself, someone who joined your team, or…

My Leadership Love Letter To You

I truly beg us all to leadership love, support and be kind to one another and have the courage as…

Leading Leadership with High VALUE

Leading with VALUE Have you thought about how you can make a difference at work, in your community or globally?…

Embedding Values

Embedding Values Ah Yes! You’ve just landed a new role, how exciting: Congratulations! New people, new ambitions and a new…

Leadership Training Values! Who Cares?

Leadership Training Values! Who Cares? Leadership Training Who cares about values! This is what I used to think. Can anyone…

Escaping a Toxic Work Environment

Escaping a Toxic Work Environment I am having a bad Monday at work every day the week! I feel restless,…

Leadership Space: Give Them Some

Leadership Space: Give Them Some Space Leadership Space is interesting! On one hand you’ve got Elon Musk, Richard Branson and…

Leadership Lessons We Learn TOO LATE

Leadership Lessons We Learn TOO LATE If only………………….., knowing what I now know I would have done ……………….A, B, C,…

Journaling can create your BEST LIFE

Journaling can create your BEST LIFE Life is a journey and we can either focus just on the end destination…

STAR performer: The real cost of losing

The real cost of losing a STAR performer Feeling restless? I’m glad you’re owning up to it. So now what?…

Leadership or Management?

Leadership or Management? There are managers and there are leaders. I’m sure there have been times when you have asked…

Leadership: Thrive with your Core Values

Leadership: Thrive with your Core Values Do you feel you are thriving or merely surviving leadership? In the words of…

The Secret Behind Great Leadership

The Secret Behind Great Leadership Everyone likes secrets, then the secrets turn into rumours and before you know it, an…

BUSY AS or TIME FOR!

BUSY AS or TIME FOR! I’m busy as, super busy, crazy busy! Have you heard this from someone recently? Sounds…

Handling Courageous Conversations

Have you ever had a courageous conversation? What was the outcome? Did you shrink in size or stood up for…

The Peer to Manager Move

The Peer to Manager Move The Peer to Manager! Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! Once a co-worker, now a boss, how…

How to Deal with Leadership Bullying

How to Deal with Bullying We live in a stressful world and on top of that, leadership bullying can show…

Leadership: The 8pm Club

The 8pm Club Last year leadership was a sh*t show for many of us and it definitely wasn’t a walk…

How to Manage a POOR LEADER

How to Manage a POOR LEADER In your time in the workplace, I am sure you have experienced many challenging…

Neuroscience in Leadership

We have been through many significant developments in history and there is a new one here right now, “The Fifth…

Positive Cultures are MORE Productive

Positive Cultures are MORE Productive Are you experiencing a positive culture in your workplace, or, in view of what has…

Good Leadership Is an Act of Kindness

Good Leadership Is an Act of Kindness Let’s follow the leadership of kindness. Times of uncertainty can lead to individuals…

Leadership Intelligence

Leadership Intelligence Where is your attention at the moment? What are you focussing on? Will your immediate focus accumulate and…

Kindness Business Case

Kindness Business Case Have you noticed when you achieve something that your perspective changes? This is because you are viewing…

How to Manage your BOSS

How to Manage your BOSS Organisations are complex! There are wide fluctuations in skill sets, dynamics with people and teams…

How to build “High Performance Virtual Teams”

How to build “High Performance Virtual Teams” When is a team a high performance team especially when it is virtual?…

How to Build a Culture Charter for SME’s

How to Build a Culture Charter for SME’s Small business is exciting! You have an idea, you build a plan, gather…

Top 10 ways to “Make a difference with Leadership”

Top 10 ways to “Make a difference with Leadership” Leaders needed! The turmoil that has occurred in the last 12…

Top 10 Ways to Innovate

Top 10 Ways to Innovate Innovation is leading us in new directions, many of them being driven by technology and…

Top 10 Ways to Motivate a Team

Top 10 Ways to Motivate a Team Where would we be without your team? Leadership is a journey and while…

Ghosting In Business – It’s Not Over

Ghosting In Business – It’s Not Over Seen that movie – He’s just not into you? We need a movie…

Top 10 Questions to ask Yourself?

Top 10 Questions to ask Yourself? I should have done better! Sound familiar? We are all human and we are…

100% LEADERSHIP MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Become A Leader Or Your Money Back We are so passionate about this Leadership Program and Micro-credentials that if it doesn’t…

Are you effective as a leader and how do you know?

Are you effective as a leader and how do you know? Are you effective as a leader and how do…

Management vs Leadership: Is your Focus Right?

Management vs Leadership: Is your Focus Right? In 2021, are you continuing in an existing role, seeking a new one,…

Team Alignment is Crucial in 2021

A true leader achieves results through others and if you have every team member there with you at the end of…

Bad Leadership is the Best Leadership!

Now come on, you know I am joking right? However I do say you can learn just as much from…

Courageous Parents

Courageous Parents This is an excerpt from my latest book FIRST COME COURAGE. At the end of the day, the…

Goal Setting for 2021

Goal Setting for 2021 Did you achieve your goals in 2020? And, what have you learnt from 2020 that you…

How To Demonstrate Thought Leadership And Showcase An Innovative Organization

Thought leadership is a definite buzzword in today’s business world, but that does not make it any less relevant. However,…

Leadership Is Changing

Everything about the workplace is changing. In just the last few years, the world has become even more interconnected and…

Leadership Is Scary

Leadership is Scary. No, this isn’t a Stephen King type article on Leadership…no scary music or creeping up on you…

Collective Leadership

The concept of collective leadership is that we each, within us, have the capacity to be a leader. Thus, organisations…

Board Leadership Matters

Recently I Worked With Kylie Hammond From The Directors Institute On A Fast Track Masterclass For Boards During Which We Covered Board…

Leadership And Ego

I always say that Leadership is an Attitude and Mindset not a role or title. However what happens when we…

Millennial Leadership Style

As each generation takes up the reigns of senior leadership, they bring with them their own lessons and sensitivities concerning…

Younger Self Leadership

What would you say to your younger self about Leadership? Becoming a confident and courageous leader is both an attitude…

Future Leadership Globes Most Critical Issue

Is the development and focus on our Future Leaders the globe’s most critical challenge? I know this might seem to…

7 Top Tips Self Leadership

Leadership is an Attitude. Not a Role or Title. Self Leadership starts with YOU. Tip No 1 – Self Awareness…

Leadership Strategy And Why Your Business Needs One

Great leaders know that planning is an indispensable process that can improve their organisation’s growth and sustainability. This is why…

Darth Vader Leadership

Or Why You Should Take Lessons In Leading From The Dark Lord Of The Sith This Star Wars Day If…

15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Read Anyone Actually

Jack Nicholson Once Said, “When You Stop Learning, I Believe You Are Dead!” One Of The Things That Helps Me…

Jamie Oliver Leadership

It’s not something we might spend a lot of time considering but the ‘‘why’’ behind what we do has a…

Leadership Is An Attitude

Attitude, Not Aptitude Determines Altitude Zig Ziglar A few months ago I was speaking about Leadership and Confidence to 200…

Hiding Behind Leadership Mask

Always Be Yourself, Express Yourself, Have Faith In Yourself, Do Not Go Out And Look For A Successful Personality And…

Decoding Leadership Effectiveness

Creating Leadership That Works! So much discussion centres on leadership. We at LeadershipHQ know as well as anyone, because of…

3 Steps To Motivating Your Organisations Key Employees With Blue Ocean Leadership

One of the top challenges of leading change in your organization as you leave the “bloody waters” of direct competition…

Fast Track Leadership

I remember when I was little driving from Brisbane to Cairns with my family. I was sitting in the back…

7 Key Trends Neuroscience Leadership

2018 will be a year of change so it promises to be very exciting. While there are many possibilities ahead,…

10 Tips Confident Leaders

Being A Leader Can Take A Lot Of Courage And Putting Yourself Out There. You’re Not Only Expected To Produce…

Are You A Responsive Leader

Are you a responsive leader? I used to hate it when I’d make a suggestion or recommendation to my team…

Awesome Leadership Magazine Free Kickstarter Ecourse

Now I rarely do this but I am so excited about the launch of some amazing Leadership Innovations – FREE Leadership…

Blended Learning Leadership Diversity

We’ve always said that although there are certainly some born leaders in our world, there are many more great leaders…

Designing Leadership Learning Neuroleadership Summit Blog Part 3

When it comes to designing learning experiences we need to know how to make certain that the learning is understood…

Leadership Game Plan

If you think about it, being a leader is not much different from being the captain of a sporting team.…

Executive Assistant Need Leadership Skills

A fantastic executive or personal assistant to a CEO, or high-achieving entrepreneur, is a gatekeeper as much as an assistant…

Employee Engagement Leadership

Nurturing Performance with Open Communications Any leader knows that in order to gain optimum performance from employees, they need to…

Everyday Leadership

It occurred to me today that maybe we are making Leadership bigger than what it is. Today I ran a…

Holistic Leadership

What is it about Leadership in the 21st century? I rarely hear the term management, even though it is as…

Frustrated Leadership Development

Do you think we have too many leaders on this planet? I think no. Lately, we have been bombarded with…

Inspirational Female Leaders Ali Sherry

Today’s inspirational and exceptional leader featured in our “Inspirational Female Leaders” series is Ali Sherry.  Ali Sherry works in HR…

Leadership Role

Henry Ford was right on the money when he famously said “If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll…

Leadership Ad-vantage

It Was A Long And Stressful Week. I Was Tired. I Wasn’t Sleeping And I Knew I Wasn’t Operating At…

Leadership And Risk

The weight of leadership derives from many elements when in a management position, but one traditional point of view is…

Leadership Balance Theres Think

Life is full of conflicting priorities, or at least modern life is. We want it all, we expect it all, and the…

Leadership Brisbane

Finding solutions to productivity and leadership in Brisbane is simple with the services provided by LeadershipHQ, the region’s premier leadership…

Leadership Walking Around Lwba

Team productivity, confidence, and self-reliance come from many sources, but the primary influence is the atmosphere created by leadership. Employees…

Leadership Challenges Insights

Thank you to Tony Wiggins for this post. View the original here: https://tonywiggins.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/leadershiphq-leadership-challenges-and-insights/ Sonia McDonald was proud to facilitate and hold…

Leadership For Entrepreneurs

Leadership For Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs are, by their very nature, big picture people. They can clearly see, and define, the end…

Leadership Key Mental Health

Leadership key to Mental Health was the heading of an article I read recently in the Sydney Morning Herald by Jan-Louise…

Leadership Success Failure

How would you feel if you felt successful even after you failed at something? Pretty awesome hey? Success has been…

Leadership Truths

Are you an executive, a Vice President, a manager, a politician, a sole practitioner or simply a worker? No matter…

Neuroscience Of Leadership

Understanding the brain in terms of leadership effectiveness has been one of the most powerful learnings I have encountered in…

Seth Godin Tribes Leadership Mistakes

You may know Seth Godin as the author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us in which he says that: “A…

Single Parenting Leadership

Parenting is the most challenging job you will love. It also takes a lot of leadership. For those who don’t…

Soul Of Leadership

I read the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra a number of years ago and I was instantly…

Best Leaders Put Others First

Within some corporate structures, the leader is at the top of the pyramid, on higher rung than others, without peer.…

The Leadership Shadow

According to the Australian Board of Statistics, women make up just over 50% of the population and 46% of the workforce,…

Practice Adaptive Leadership

Recommended Reading: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World ~by Ronald Heifetz, Marty…

Welcome To LeadershipHQ

Happy New Year! I have to say I am so excited about 2011. Don’t ask me why…maybe because I know…

Innovation Important Leadership Style

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, ‘A rolling stone gathers no moss.’ In essence, it refers to the concept that a…

Womens Leadership Brain Think

Why Is It That We Have So Few Female Leaders? What Is It That Holds Us Back From Reaching The…

Leaders Interview Ceo Carsales Com Ltd

Our Leaders of Leaders interview this week is with the amazing Cameron McIntyre, CEO carsales.com Limited and he is featured in…

5 Reasons Need Board Leadership

Board Leadership by Sonia McDonald CEO & Founder LeadershipHQ The ability to oversee and govern your organisation, define its values,…

Importance of Values, Beliefs and Vision in Leadership

Being true to yourself and having strong values and beliefs that you stick by is essential if you want to…

Leadership A Deal Breaker For Smes Start Ups

This week I am the keynote speaker at the Ignite Conference at the Gympie Chamber on Leadership for SME’s, Start-Ups and Family…

How Are Performance Culture And Leadership Linked

Each workplace has a culture unique to it. A culture is, essentially, the shared perceptions, values, group norms and objectives/goals…

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As each generation takes up the reigns of senior leadership, they bring with them their own lessons and sensitivities concerning…

Can You Afford the High Cost of Poor Leadership?

Many of us have seen poor leadership in action – those bosses that drive away your colleagues and new hires…

The New Kindness Of Leadership

“The Level Of Our Success Is Limited Only By Our Imagination And No Act Of Kindness, However Small, Is Ever…

7 Laws Of Leadership

I have put together these laws (when I say ‘laws’, I mean more like guidelines) for any leader who is…

Courageous Leadership

Following on from my popular 7 Laws of Leadership blog, I’ve put together these 7 Laws of Courageous Leadership to help you…

Bill Shorten Leadership

While facing any loss isn’t pleasant, when you’re a courageous leader you have to remember that how you react is…

Courageous Leadership Courage And Program

I am on a mission to build a world of courageous leaders and leadership (remember Leadership is an Attitude and…

Why Learning Is Critical To Great Leadership

As a leader, you are who people in your organization look to for guidance, and this means you’re also a big influence…

7 Ways To Be A Great Leaders

It seems that just about anyone can be given the title of ‘leader’ these days, doesn’t it? But you know…

Forms Of Courage Emerging Leaders Need

Forms Of Courage Emerging Leaders Need Taking the next step from team member to an effective leader isn’t easy. Leaders…

Attributes Of Courageous Leaders

When you look at the state of the world today, you will see a lot of fear, judgement and negativity.…

Best Leadership Program In Brisbane

Great leaders grow more great leaders. We love great leadership and we love building building great leaders. Our Award Winning…

Why Your Organisation In Brisbane Needs A Leadership Program

The team at Sonia McDonald Inc. takes leaders and organisations to the next level, thanks to an extensive background in…

What Would You Say To Your Younger Self About Leadership

What I’d Tell My Younger Self About Leadership What would you say to your younger self about Leadership? Becoming a…

Leadership Actions That Make A Big Impact

As leaders, it’s not just your words that affect those around you. You have to walk the walk, as the…

Why Corporate Australia Needs More Kind And Courageous Leaders

Global consulting firm Korn Ferry released a research report with some interesting findings about corporate leadership in Australia. The research…

leadership through a crisis

When faced when a crisis – how do you lead? My mantra during this time is “Crisis can lead to…

how do we make time to learn leadership when we are too busy

How do we make time to learn leadership when we are too busy? I wrote a blog a while back…

My Leadership is being tested and what I did about it.

This week my leadership was absolutely tested. We were getting caught up in the panic around what is happening around…

We Do have you covered with our online leadership and learning programs and coaching

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Free Leadership Resources

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Are We Exhausted Leaders?

Are we exhausted leaders? I think I am. However even though there are days we might feel like we don’t…

Rule #1 Leadership isn’t Easy

Rule #1 Leadership Isn’t Easy Being a leader is so much harder than it looks. It’s not easy however it’s…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make In A Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make In A Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at…

What working from home can teach us about Leadership?

Remote working is a challenge for leadership! As a leader of a remote team, how did you respond in a…

LeadershipHQ – How Making A Mistake During A Pandemic Created A New Company And Brand

In a year of uncertainty and devastation, leaders from all walks of life are facing their toughest test. Our test…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make In A Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make In A Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at…

WANTED: LEADERS for a CHANGE!

Throughout time, individuals have created change in significant ways, for example Mahatma Gandhi, a leader who brought justice and harmony…

Empathetic Leaders Needed!

Empathetic Leaders Needed! It’s been rough at work, your workmate is struggling, they have financial pressures, less work and they…

Become a Leader for the Future of Work

Become A Leader For The Future Of Work At this point in time, we are facing huge issues globally – a…

Great Leaders are Great Communicators

Communicate To Lead Does this sound familiar? You receive a text message: HOW R U? Your response out of a range of possibilities:…

Collaboration

How would you cope as an astronaut in space when you are on the way to the moon and a…

5 Things Parenthood Taught Me About Leadership

No one is ever really 100% prepared for parenthood especially during COVID. You can read hundreds of books and talk…

What Was One Big Skill Gap For Leaders In 2020?

Communication. Is this a gap for Leaders today? We think so and it was apparent during 2020. Great news –…

Why Leadership Must Change NOW

This is NOT a dress rehearsal. We are all at a Cross Road, with the economy slowing, productivity sluggish, employment growth and…

Leadership In Succession

Do you ever have time to consider your leadership future with the pace of change, the increased speed of business and…

Why Leadership Matters And Research To Back This!

One of my favourite songs by Black Eyes Peas is GET READY! Are you ready for this – Leadership Matters…and…

Is Leadership A Routine?

What routine do you have as a leader? Do think about your regular routines, or, just get “caught up” in…

LEADERSHIP PLANNING 2021

LEADERSHIP PLANNING 2021 – time to start now! 2020 has been an unbelievable year and the holiday period is an…

10 Best Books to Read Right Now

10 Best Books to Read Right Now One of the things that helps me to conquer the imposter syndrome is…