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Lesson No 55: Riding The Wave

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life… So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time… “Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it.”  Crystal Andrus Over the last 8 weeks I have felt such a range of emotions – from both ends of the ‘emotion spectrum.’ From dizzying heights of excitement & anticipation, Continue Reading

Lesson No 54: Enhancing Teamwork In Times Of Crisis

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.”  ~ Patrick Lencioni  Covid-19 is an unprecedented challenge for organizations and their leadership teams around the world. How can you help your team to weather the storm & come out Continue Reading

Lesson No 53: Delighting Customers In Times Of Crisis

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in. God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life… So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time… “It takes months to find a customer, and seconds to lose one” ~ Vince Lombardi In this season of stress & uncertainty, we know that as feelings escalate, it’s time for more Emotional Intelligence. Now more than ever, customer experience is job #1. Businesses Continue Reading

Lesson No 52: Igniting Motivation In Times Of Crisis

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey Businesses have been forced plunge into the digital revolution – ready or not, in order to survive. This has presented multiple challenges for managers who have never led remote Continue Reading

Lesson No 51: Thinking Outside of The Box – Driving Sales In Times Of Crisis

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life… So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time… “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  Rahm Emanuel The world is in a tailspin. Things are changing every day. And although I don’t Continue Reading

Lesson No 50: A Leader Worth Following – Leading In Times Of Crisis

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader  I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”   Rahm Emanuel I have learned that the real test of leadership does not occur when everything is smooth sailing. Continue Reading

Lesson No 47: Speaking My Future

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “Our words are the blueprints of our thoughts and have amazing power to manifest into our reality.”  Kemmy Nola I have learned that the words that I speak have power – power to build or destroy.   The brain is made up of cells called neurons. These cells have nerve endings called synapses and dendrites. Continue Reading

Lesson No 46: Change Is Growth

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”  Wayne W. Dyer Change is tough. Often the head & heart are pulling in different directions, but I have learned that as difficult as it may be to navigate change – it can present a growth opportunity.  Today’s leaders are Continue Reading

Lesson No 45: Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  Your emotions can either be a stumbling block – hindering progress towards your goals or a stepping stone – propelling you forwards  Mucha Mlingo I have learned that stumbling blocks and stepping stones appear to look the same – how you approach them is the life-changing experience.  One of the most frequent questions in Continue Reading

Lesson No 44: Challenge The Status Quo

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…  So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…  “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo” Bob Iger I have told this story before, but allow me to tell it again…  It is said that a researcher conducted an experiment that involved 10 monkeys, a cage, a banana, a ladder and, an ice cold water hose.   Five of Continue Reading