Suzi McAlpine on 04/23/2024

4 expert tips to propel your neurodivergent superstars

Did you know that 15-20% of the population globally are neurodivergent? Chances are, you’ve led, will lead or are currently leading someone neurodivergent. Or maybe it’s you personally that finds it challenging to work in a traditional or neurotypical way? Recently I asked The Leader’s Digest subscr

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Suzi McAlpine on 04/02/2024

Meeting smoosh: what it is, why it’s bad and how to avoid it.

Some things are great on their own, but smoosh them together and it turns into a grim combination. For instance, take the robust flavours of a spicy beef chili and the delicate sweetness of vanilla ice cream. Both are great as separate dishes. But combining them into one might result in a clash of t

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Suzi McAlpine on 03/05/2024

Decision-making made easier: Design and use your own Decision Tree

The average adult makes between 33,000 and 35,000 decisions a day. If you’re in a leadership role, you probably make even more than that. McKinsey research found that if you’re an executive, you could be spending nearly 40% of your day making decisions. Decision fatigue is a thing. It’s when our abi

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Suzi McAlpine on 02/20/2024

5 must dos + pitfalls to avoid when it comes to leading change

Change is the only constant; it’s a cliché because it’s true. If you feel like the rate of change in your organisation is accelerating, you’re not imagining it. The research now supports it. In 2022, employees experienced an average of ten planned enterprise changes – things from restructures, to cu

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Suzi McAlpine on 02/06/2024

Why we’re failing our emerging leaders – and what we can do about it

This recent study by Deloitte found that good leadership is the top priority for a healthy business, according to 80 percent of the respondents. But only 25 percent of them said their organisation was actively building leaders to meet new challenges. It seems like many organisations simply aren’t in

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Suzi McAlpine on 01/23/2024

Make like a chameleon – why situational leadership is key in 2024

You no doubt know of leaders who are good in a crisis. Or others who you turn to when collaboration is what’s called for. Maybe there’s a boss you’ve had who was super empathetic but didn’t get sh*t done when the stakes were high. The best leaders though? They’re intentional about what leadership ap

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Suzi McAlpine on 12/12/2023

How to ask for feedback and increase your self-awareness

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is not taking the time, or calling on the courage required, to increase their self-awareness. Increasing our self-awareness not only means getting clearer on things like our values, strengths and ‘how we see the world’, it also means understanding ‘how the wo

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Suzi McAlpine on 11/28/2023

5 things that take 5 minutes and will make you a better leader.

You don’t need lots of time to practice good leadership. In fact, there are a number of super effective leadership practices that take less than five minutes. You might think that if something takes so little time, surely it can’t have a super big impact. Not true. Practiced consistently, these spee

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Suzi McAlpine on 11/14/2023

4 ways to solve problems creatively

As humans, we’ve got more than a handful of complex challenges facing us right now. To name just a few: Weather and climate-related events cost the global economy US$313 billion in 2022 A report by Gallup and Workhuman discovered turnover and lost productivity due to employee burnout cost businesse

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