My Blog

L = Leader-self

‘Before you are a leader success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.’  Jack Welch The last letter, L, in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Leader-self.  Leader-self is all about personal self awareness because a leader cannot lead others until they can lead themself. Leadership is that elusive quality .. read more

On January 23rd, 2013, posted in: Leadership by

U = Unity in Teamwork

‘If you want to get the best out of someone, you must look for the best that is within them. Leadership develops daily, not in a day.’ John C. Maxwell The U in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Unity in Teamwork so today we are going to look and what I call herd dynamics and how can find .. read more

On January 16th, 2013, posted in: Teamwork by

F = Fully Present

‘The most important rule in the horses’ code is to pay attention.’ – Carolyn Resnick The F in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Fully Present and today we are going to examine what it means to be fully present and living in the NOW. The great thing about being present and living in the moment is that horses are .. read more

On December 5th, 2012, posted in: Fully Present by


‘Trust is the biggest business commodity of the decade. Without trust relationships and businesses falter.’ Stephen R. Covey The  T in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Trustworthiness and today we are going to examine what is trust and why it is such an essential component in life and business today. In today’s networked world, trust has become the .. read more

On November 28th, 2012, posted in: Trustworthy by

C = Connection

‘You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t go anywhere.’ – Lee Lacocca The C in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Connection which is a skill that I feel is sorely missing in business and life today.  Great leaders understand that connection is vital to forming relationships and so having clear communication. .. read more

On November 20th, 2012, posted in: Connection by

A = Authenticity

“The horse does not listen to our words, our convincing tone or willing smile. It listens only to that part of us that is authentic” – Ariana Strozzi The A in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Authenticity and today we are going to examine what it means to be authentic and how this is a vital leadership .. read more

On November 14th, 2012, posted in: Authenticity by

P = Personal Boundary Clarity

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination, on co-operation, not intimidation” – William Arthur Wood The P in IMPACTFUL leadership stands for Personal Boundary Clarity and all great leaders I know have real clarity about their personal boundaries and what is acceptable and unacceptable.  For some people, women in particular, the concept of setting a .. read more

On November 11th, 2012, posted in: Personal Boundaries by

M = Master Communicators

“The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership” – James Humes Today we are going to examine the second IMPACTFUL leadership trait that horses have taught me and that is M = Master Communications. Communication is the life blood of any organisation/relationship and yet time and time again I witness poor communication taking place .. read more

On November 9th, 2012, posted in: Communication by

I = Intuition

In today’s blog we are going to look at the I of IMPACTFUL leadership traits which is Intuition.  Great leaders have bucket loads of Intuition and know when to listen to that gut instinct that tells them what to do, sometimes against all rational, logical thoughts. So what is intuition?  When I used to work .. read more

On November 8th, 2012, posted in: Intuition, Leadership by

Nine Traits of IMPACTFUL Leaders

“You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go”  – Lachlan McLean I don’t think it is until you have truly spent quality time with horses that you really can appreciate what masterful teachers they are.  I now know that many of my best life and business lessons have been taught to me by my horses. .. read more

On October 30th, 2012, posted in: Leadership by