Through My Eyes – A blog by Alison Lalieu

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  • Leaders are finding themselves navigating levels of uncertainty and complexity at a pace seldom seen before – and it’s going to get worse! The word ‘change’ is everywhere – and it’s a word our brain doesn’t like! No one can predict the future – all......

  • Some of you may know that I was born in Africa, and moved to live in Australia in my 20’s – which means I’ve lived more than half my life in Australia. One of the blessings of having connections in both continents is the opportunity......

  • We need to do a better job at knowing ourselves! Here’s an interesting statistic; you have a 600% possibility of derailing if you’re a CEO who doesn’t practice self-reflection! It’s a good thing to challenge your entrenched Cognitive Biases which limit your thinking as you......

  • Both five letter words – yet worlds apart! For many people, the days have become a blur of Doing – a never-to-be-complete task list of things to accomplish. Just when you feel you’re coming up for air, another wave of change/extra demands land on your......

  • One person comes to mind who led through service creating a legacy footprint that will live on generationally –  Mother Theresa from the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota (formerly Calcutta). Mother Theresa kept coming to mind yesterday as my husband and I walked and tuk-tukked......

  • A beautiful little boy entered my life this past month – my first grandson Harry. Looking into his eternally wise and absolutely innocent eyes leaves me feeling humbled by the miraculous nature of a child being born. He’s just started to smile, and we’re all......

  • Nature is full of leadership wisdom, and we can look no further than Canadian Geese for one of the greatest leadership lessons.  Migration sees these beautiful birds spread their wings in search of distant destinations, flying in a “V” formation to maximise the updrafts created......

  • We all have bucket lists and dreams, and walking a Camino pilgrim trail in Spain this month has fulfilled one of my lifelong passions. Starting in Sarria, hiking daily with hundreds of people through the rolling Spanish countryside and ancient towns, my husband and I......

  • I’ve always known that words matter, but it wasn’t until last year when I completed Judith E. Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence R (C-IQ) coach training that I truly recognized the impact of every word that we use. And the impact on our neurochemistry (and that of others) of......

  • A quick google search shows that you all have 8760 up your sleeve in 2018, and each of those hours offers you a unique opportunity to live your year in the best possible way. Hopefully most of you will get your 8 hours sleep every......

  • Stress levels are rising around the world, with 6 in 10 workers experiencing increased workplace stress (China has the highest rise at 86%) – The Regus Group. 91 % of Australians say they are feeling stress in at least one important area of their life,......

  • This morning I stood in front of a room of wonderful people who came together to hear me talk about ‘Leading with Emotional Intelligence’. I thought I’d run a snap poll, and asked them to write down the top 3 things that get in the......

  • It seems counter intuitive. How can showing our vulnerable self bring out the best in others? Yet the research is clear – if we want to become a transformational leader, the ability to let others see us as uncertain, unsure, undecided at times is a......

  • This past week I made the exciting decision to travel to Bali in November to present the UCare Education model to all the educators gathering there to co-create Genius school , an Entrepreneur Institute innovation to fire up a 21 st century revolution in Education.......

  • Who would have thought that the United Kingdom would so soon be facing leadership volatility and uncertainty? The situation is definitely complex and ambiguous – no-one really knows what to make of it!  A fascinating column in our daily newspaper questioned what is actually happening......

  • One of the lovely aspects of being a Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Practitioner is that I get to meet amazing people who are leading extraordinary lives, amongst them, parents. The Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence network is a non- profit global network with a vision of......

  • In a recent post, Roger James Hamilton takes a fascinating dive into the political foray playing out globally at the moment. His belief is that future generations will look back at this time in history as a Political Revolution, much as we remember the Industrial......