Do You Suffer From “The Need To Be Liked” by Violet Dhu

Ladies, Is the need to be liked holding you back in your career and your leadership? Women who want to move up into leadership often grapple with the need to be liked. They want to take on leadership roles but still have a need to be liked by their staff. They can be unaware of just how much the need to …

Honesty Is Key When Communicating As A Leader – by Violet Dhu

Research from Kouzes & Posner found that the number one trait that workers admire and respect in their leaders is honesty. In talking about honesty, it is expected that our leaders will be honest both with themselves and with others. Being clear and consistent about what you stand for is important. If you say that one of your values is …

Consistency Builds Trust Inconsistency Breeds Distrust – by Peter Dhu

When we are speaking, presenting or training, we need to be influential and persuasive. Our ability to influence people is key to our success in getting new ideas, information and messages across. And a key to influence is building trust. People listen and learn from people they trust. If we don’t have trust, then we will struggle to get people …

Impostor Syndrome By Violet Dhu

Have you ever felt that maybe you were not good enough? That you were a fraud or a fake? Or that you did not really belong here? It could be that you are suffering from Impostor Syndrome. And it seems that women suffer from Impostor Syndrome more so than men. Sheryl Sandberg in her book ‘Lean In’ talks about how …

To Do an Icebreaker or Not? By Peter Dhu

We have all attended a seminar or workshop where the trainer has said “turn to the person next to you and tell them 3 things you like about yourself and 3 things that you do not like about yourself”. Or “as a group lets line up in order of distance that we have travelled today to get to this workshop …

Key Lessons Learned In 10 Years of Public Speaking By Peter Dhu

Reflecting on the first 10 years of my business as a speaker and trainer, I have identified the 4 key lessons that I had to learn the hard way. Enjoy Be yourself – this is also called authenticity. For too long, I tried to be prefect in my presentations and chastised myself when I made mistakes or realised that I …