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  • Jan 24, 2017

    Don't assume. Ask!

    Ever find yourself feeling resentful at people for what they do... or fail to do? Perhaps your boss just puts too much on your plate or doesn’t pay you what you're worth. Maybe a co-worker, friend or family member continually oversteps boundaries, or continually asks favors of you but

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  • Jan 10, 2017

    Lean Toward Discomfort

    Whether it's change you choose or change forced upon you, change looms large on the horizon for 2017.  You will handle it better and seize it's opportunities when you lean into the discomfort it always holds.  As we look out toward the year ahead, change

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  • Jan 10, 2017

    Build Your Courage Muscles

    Courage is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. And in our increasingly fearful world, it's a muscle we must practice daily. Here's 7 ways to help you do just that. Of course while fear  often gets a bad rap,

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  • Jan 04, 2017

    How Will You Show Up For Life?

    "First say to yourself what would you BE, and then do what you have to DO." - Epiticus It's great to focus on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Habits you want to start. Or quit. Goals you want to achieve. Changes you

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  • Dec 30, 2016

    7 Keys To Make Changes That Stick In 2017!

    "I don’t do resolutions,” Jane told me last week. “What’s the point? I never keep them.” You probably know a few people like Jane yourself. Perhaps you’re one of them! In your heart you know you want to make changes in your life, but year

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  • Dec 19, 2016

    Risk More Rejection

    When I met Teresa while running a leadership program at her company, she was miserable in her job as a risk analyst and had been for over 12 months. A year earlier she had applied for more senior position in her firm. When it was given to

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  • Dec 13, 2016

    Five Powerful Questions To End 2016 Strong

    As we near the end of the year it’s easy to get so caught up in all that still needs to get done that we fail to look back on the year just gone – to acknowledge how far we’ve come and who we’ve become

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  • Dec 01, 2016

    Spread Joy, Not Stress

    Nearly every person I've spoken to over the last week or so has mentioned to me how much they have on this merry month of December. Holiday parties. School concerts. Travel planning. Teacher gifts. Card writing. Present shopping. Christmas decorating. Gift wrapping. Work deadlines. Party

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  • Nov 03, 2016

    Women Going Global

    Last week I had the opportunity to facilitate a 'power panel' of female founders at Business Chicks 'Movers and Breakers' conference. It's easy to look at women like Samantha Wills, Emma Isaacs and Lizzy Abegg - three trailblazing Australian entrepreneurs who have built global businesses from the ground

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  • Oct 20, 2016

    Make The Best Of Your Mistakes

    I’m sure, like me, you’ve made your share of mistakes over the years. Times you’ve made a bad decision or taken too long to make any at all! The word mistake comes from the Latin to “miss-step.” Mistakes are, literally, nothing more or less than

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  • Oct 05, 2016

    Be Trust-Worthy: Stand By Your Beliefs

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. We were both keynote speakers at the same conference and ended up having time together between speeches and afterward at a reception. Like every political leader, during his eleven years

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  • Sep 29, 2016

    Make Big Plans, Just Use Pencil

    I’ve been doing a lot of rejigging of plans this week. I had big plans for a jam packed trip to the US in a few weeks, including day in Vegas to speak at a leadership conference. Due to some pretty major stuff that’s happened with

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  • Sep 22, 2016

    Rethink Possible

    When I was living in Washington D.C., I landed a regular advice segment on the national cable show RLTV (Retirement Living TV). I knew their market was 'seniors' but I recall shuddering when the producer defined seniors as "50 plus". While I was further from 50

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  • Sep 10, 2016

    How To Raise Brave Girls

    On my 40th birthday my daughter Maddy, 10 at the time, gave me a handcrafted birthday voucher on which she wrote: “This vowcher lets you be my gest at the Oscars when I am nomnated for best actres.” (I figured she stood more chance of

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  • Aug 22, 2016

    Run Your Own Best Race

    Do not waste time focusing on the gifts or good luck of others. Focus only on making the most of your own. One of my favorite images from the Olympics was of South African Chad Le Clos in the 200m butterfly final glancing across to

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  • Aug 18, 2016

    Time To Tell A New Story?

    I'm not sure if you're an Olympics fan, but despite not being fanatical about any sport, the Olympics have reeled me in to my TV set over the last couple weeks. From Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt, their stories of persistence and determination are inspiring. Of course we're not all born

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