The majority of these articles are written by me about teamwork, communication, leadership and cohesion.

Occasionally, I find something written by someone else that resonates so loudly, I'll share it here too - you'll find it with credit to the author.  If you'd like to have my weekly article delivered straight to your inbox, please join our Leading Edge Community below.

The Strength In Our Differences

By Christen Killick | Jan 31, 2022 |

It’s part of our survival instinct as human beings to look for threats and defend ourselves against them.  Once upon a time, the part of our brain responsible for reacting to threats would have been on the alert for a sabre-toothed tiger.  Today, the same part of our brain responsible for our survival instincts still…

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Planning Where 2022 Will Take You

By Christen Killick | Jan 31, 2022 |

The first month of 2022 is behind us and it feels like it’s going at a rate of knots.  The rate of change and replanning of the past two years looks set to pervade this year too, asking us to reinvent our plans or lay them off multiple times over its course.  Change is a…

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Managing Our Personal Energy In 2022

By Christen Killick | Jan 17, 2022 |

Our current global circumstances make it very difficult to predict what the year ahead may be like in any way.  We don’t know what business trends will look like.  We don’t know whether children will stay in school or school online.  We don’t know what travel will look like, or when we’ll share time with…

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Owning & Addressing 2022

By Christen Killick | Jan 10, 2022 |

Normally, the start of a new year is heralded with renewed verve, new goals and a new drive towards higher levels than those achieved the previous year.  The question “where to from here” is posed to people rearing to go and requiring only to be pointed in the direction of what needs slaying. Whilst we have…

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2022 – We’ve Trained for This!

By Christen Killick | Jan 3, 2022 |

A new year is a new opportunity.  A clean slate if you will.  A new beginning with an expanse of unknown consequences and adventure lying ahead of us to do with what we will. It’s not that what was there before has disappeared and no longer requires dealing with, or that we magically can see any…

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BE The Invitation To Something Different

By Christen Killick | Dec 13, 2021 |

In July of 2018, three days before our last Zimbabwean elections, I wrote an article entitled “Are You A Leader, Or Are You Just Taking A Walk?” which spoke to what it takes to get people to follow you through a journey towards a destination – be that at home or at work, on a…

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How Stress Makes Us Stupid

By Christen Killick | Dec 6, 2021 |

Over the past few years, I’ve become more and more of an advocate for decent strategic planning in the lead up to the December break and the flip over of the calendar to the next year.  Strategic planning that allows us to consider, download and offload the year we’ve had – processing the lessons, assessing…

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Advice From the Cockpit

By Christen Killick | Dec 6, 2021 |

I received a pep-talk from a friend of mine this last week as I’d admitted to being in a moment of overwhelm.  It’s always encouraging to receive a slap on the back when you need one, and feeling that you’re part of a broader community of people ready to support you is invaluable.  I’ve learned…

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Leadership Is About Change, Not Status Quo

By Christen Killick | Dec 6, 2021 |

The expression “the only constant is change” has never been more relevant than in the past 18 months.  Neither has the expression “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  How is it possible that the two can be true at the same time?  Perhaps it is the nature of change and how…

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Maintaining Control of November

By Christen Killick | Dec 6, 2021 |

We are mid-November, caught between finishing what we need to accomplish and account for this year, and preparing for the new year coming. As time available seems to shorten, and calendars fill up with impossible amounts of residual tasks, our heads can start to feel full and pressurised.  Board meetings, end of term and end of…

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