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Do you think First Impressions Count?   

Yes, absolutely, first impressions count!  As a leader, it is important that you are aware of the impression you give.  And it's so important that this is the authentic you and is the impression you want others to have of you.  It's also important that you own this...
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Our Business in the Cotton Industry  

I’m often asked how we got to work in the Cotton industry, what’s it like and is it different to other sectors?  I think these questions are super relevant for others in business as we had no prior experience with Cotton and didn’t know what a boll was (we pronounced...

5 Ways to Nurture A Future Mindset

“Leaders at all levels need a fresh take on how to approach the future and how to lead into it to prepare themselves and their teams for a next normal where certainty is off the table and moving forward means working with the flow without blowing in the wind.” ...

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Do you think First Impressions Count?   

Do you think First Impressions Count?   

Yes, absolutely, first impressions count!  As a leader, it is important that you are aware of the impression you give.  And it's so important that this is the authentic you and is the impression you want others to have of you.  It's also important that you own this...

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Our Business in the Cotton Industry  

Our Business in the Cotton Industry  

I’m often asked how we got to work in the Cotton industry, what’s it like and is it different to other sectors?  I think these questions are super relevant for others in business as we had no prior experience with Cotton and didn’t know what a boll was (we pronounced...

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5 Ways to Nurture A Future Mindset

5 Ways to Nurture A Future Mindset

“Leaders at all levels need a fresh take on how to approach the future and how to lead into it to prepare themselves and their teams for a next normal where certainty is off the table and moving forward means working with the flow without blowing in the wind.” ...

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5 Ways to Create an Open / Growth Mindset

5 Ways to Create an Open / Growth Mindset

Keeping an open or growth mindset can be harder than you think.  It’s about utilizing your human capital assets.  And to do this, you need to know how.  It’s time to get intentional about putting open or growth mindsets into action.The growth mindset concept was...

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5 Ways to Get Back into the Face to Face Game

5 Ways to Get Back into the Face to Face Game

Clients and colleagues are telling me that they are now getting back to participating in Face to Face meetings, forums, training and events.  This means we are getting back to meeting people, sharing who we are, buying in (or not) to the ideas of others and...

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5 Ways You Can Bring Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity Alive

5 Ways You Can Bring Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity Alive

A Deloitte study says strong leadership raises company valuation by 16%, and poor leadership discounts it by19%.  The ability to lead a diverse, and inclusive team while ensuring equity is key.  Ability Agriculture is shining a light on how to move forward. I read an...

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6 Ways for Leaders to Set Boundaries and Stick to Them

6 Ways for Leaders to Set Boundaries and Stick to Them

“You have to be able to set boundaries, otherwise the rest of the world is telling you who you are and what you should be doing.” OprahBoundary riding (ooops) I mean boundary setting is a really important leadership skill.  The setting of your boundaries is...

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5 Tips for your next Zoom

5 Tips for your next Zoom

Stepping in to lead a ZOOM call is an art. It takes energy to create a visible presence. Do you know that many people are fearful of meeting this way? As someone who leads online meetings, it falls to you to consciously use tips and tools to ensure engagement and...

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Clarity Comes Before Confidence   

Clarity Comes Before Confidence   

Clarity comes before confidence is a simple concept.  Or is it?   Try putting it into practise and you will find that it's not as easy as it first sounds.  Master the simplicity of it and you will be well on your way to building success in both your work and...

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10 Top ZOOM Engagement Tips   

10 Top ZOOM Engagement Tips   

You’ve been told to get everyone together and host a ZOOM meeting.  Doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? Setting up a ZOOM account is easy.  Sending out a calendar invite is simple.  What’s not so easy is how to navigate and facilitate a group of...

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How to Have Difficult Conversations – 10 Steps

How to Have Difficult Conversations – 10 Steps

Do you put off having difficult conversations - at work and at home?  If you do, read on as there is a lot more to mastering difficult conversations than you think.  It's not good enough to have a 'chat' and think you have dealt with 'it'. You need to get...

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Great Leaders Self Reflect

Great Leaders Self Reflect

I've been reflecting.... While working with a group of leaders in agriculture last week we spoke about the importance of self reflection. It was a newish idea for many and for others it isn't something they have consciously practised or built as a leadership...

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Create Your Own Leadership Heroes List

Create Your Own Leadership Heroes List

I have always loved reading, watching and learning from others who are successful.  My bedside table always has at least one biography on there.  If you know me well, you likely know I’m a bit of a sticky beak – a nice one – always interested in other...

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