Leadership Articles

The dark side of the open plan office

April 17, 2019

I work in an open plan office at Inventium, the innovation consultancy I head up. Our Melbourne office consists of two long custom-made wooden desks, on which staff cluster around with their MacBooks. Natural light streams in from.....

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4 ways executive coaching can help you become your best self

April 17, 2019

The proactive and collaborative process of dedicated executive coaching is an amazing thing. If you find yourself at a professional crossroads, asking yourself questions such as ‘Where am I at?.....

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Emotional and Proud

April 16, 2019

Today is an emotional and particularly proud day for me as I write the first-ever Jacq Leigh Blog post and launch our eCommerce site with a range of women’s laptop.....

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Are you too busy being busy?

April 10, 2019

“Gidday mate – how’s it going – you busy?” “Yeah, really busy.  You?”    Boarding a plane this morning I couldn’t help but overhear these all too familiar words. Apart from the.....

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Why confidence is important in authentic leadership

April 10, 2019

Over 100 years ago William James, a psychologist teaching at Harvard University, wrote that the reason so many people never fulfil their potential is not because of a lack of.....

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The 3-step plan to know if your business is profitable

April 9, 2019

Entrepreneurs are those of us with the chutzpah to set up a business in an attempt to exploit a great new idea. Many startups are successful in every way other than the one thing.....

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Does your content get YOU excited?

April 9, 2019

Does your content get YOU excited? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to watch a mediocre movie. I don’t want to have mediocre conversations. I don’t want.....

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Why caring about people should be at the heart of leadership

April 5, 2019

The demands of leadership continue to increase in pace and complexity. Leaders have to care about more things than ever before. Why should caring about people be elevated to leaders’ number one concern?  Under the pressure of escalating demands, most leaders.....

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When You Lose A Good Colleague

April 5, 2019

There’s been a lot written about how to deal with toxic relationships and poisonous environments at work. Which is important because sadly there’s a ”lot of it about.”  But what about those times when someone.....

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Get the balance right

April 5, 2019

One of my recent coaching client had all of the usual senior manager productivity problems. Three hundred emails per day. Back to back meetings most days. Large teams to manage and massive, high.....

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When people just want you to tell them what to do!

April 5, 2019

I am unashamedly passionate about the need for leaders to become masterful communicators, this means that leaders need   to learn to have powerful conversations – one conversation at a time  to stimulate quality thinking  to hold people accountable to useful.....

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What Burn Out Isn’t

March 28, 2019

The phrase Burn Out is used a lot in our modern workplaces.  Having worked across a variety of industries and inside a myriad of different businesses over the past 20.....

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