How our personal bias limits leaders.

By Bron Williams | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are many qualities that make a great leader. Whether you head up a small team in your office, are the CEO of a large corporation or a leader on the world stage the same qualities apply: clear vision, sound decision-making and the use of team strengths through delegation. Unconscious bias limits all leaders, as […]

Why building cohesion can be wrong for your team.

By Bron Williams | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The aim of many leaders is to have a cohesive team. By that they mean a team that has similar values, is on the same page in terms of culture and goals and has little conflict. While cohesion is a worthwhile goal, having it as an over-arching focus can mean that valuable assets can be […]

Gender Bias: When what you do screams louder than what you say.

By Bron Williams | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most of us would be familiar with the old adage that actions speak louder than words. What we really think and feel is seen so clearly in what we do, regardless of what we say we believe. This is nowhere more readily seen than the area of gender bias. The push towards gender equality has […]

How Unconscious Bias is Killing Your Ability to Choose.

By Bron Williams | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

  An old Chinese proverb says that a fish is the last one to know what water is. The fish swims and breathes in water. While water is essential for its life, the fish is oblivious of that fact, taking its environment for granted. But more than this, water shapes a fish’s entire life. Unconscious […]

What do we do with difficult emotions?

By Bron Williams | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week I felt tired. Exhausted in my inner being, and my body reflected that weariness. The cause of this fatigue was more emotional than physical – the sum of a couple of triggers at both the personal and collective levels. I was experiencing a number of difficult emotions. One trigger came out of […]

Don’t honk your horn – I’m just changing lanes.

By Bron Williams | April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

I posted on LinkedIn about choosing to run in our own lane. Some people responded that they did this well. Others, like myself, felt it was less easy. And I started to wonder why some of us found comparison with others to be normal and the shift to focusing on running in our lane more […]

Thinking boundaries

By Bron Williams | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

I wasn’t aware of my thinking boundaries. I was just over on FB when a connection posed a question about God and Lucifer. I’m qualified to respond, given my background and degree and I challenged both the question and the questioner. Back and forth the comments went, as they do on FB. I was reasoned […]

Trust your unique authenticity

By Bron Williams | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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To trust your unique authenticity can be challenging at times. You know how it goes – post an article, make some comments and you put yourself out there. You’ve had lots of great feedback. You know you’re resonating with others. Then some person you don’t actually know, a random online connection, criticises you for what […]

You can choose to lead yourself well

By Bron Williams | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Choosing self-leadership is a bit like rearranging the furniture. How often do you rearrange the furniture in your home or office? When we do, the space often seems lighter or more open because we see the space differently. As a teacher, I rearranged the classroom every term. I needed to see the children I taught […]

How do leaders handle difficult emotions?

By Bron Williams | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever felt rage, or any other difficult emotion, so deeply and intensely that it threatened your ability to operate normally? If this happened in the workplace, how did you manage that? Rage is a difficult emotion The rage I felt was cold and deep. It sat on my chest with such weight that I […]