Sonya Trau's Blog

Under Pressure: Why leaders need to be coaches

Jul 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Stuck at the office

Under Pressure: Why leaders need to be coaches Taking a coaching approach (asking questions to facilitate thinking/problem solving of your staff member or coachee) is crucial to building capability, self-responsibility and motivation, to get the most out of them and just as importantly, to reduce their dependence on you. Most leaders yearn for more time,…

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How to avoid a stick mentoring mess

Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Avoid a sticky mess

How to avoid a sticky mentoring mess Organisational mentoring programs, done right, are the most efficient and most highly leveraged investment an organisation can make. Really, truly, honestly! Done well, mentoring breaks down departmental stovepipes, builds communication, supports innovation, builds succession and skill development, shifts culture and wait for it… builds engagement, not just for…

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Authentic Leadership

Oct 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
authentic leadership

Authentic Leadership A few days ago I gave a 2-hour workshop on Authentic Leadership to 200 senior women leaders at the Uniting Churches National Women’s Conference. It was quite an incredible experience… Knowing that theological leaders are deeply philosophical and reflective, I knew I needed to dig deeper into this very deep topic (Harvard’s #1…

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Focus: Inside-out leadership. Increasing staff engagement by changing the way the organisation’s leaders think (and therefore act).