Understanding motivation in ourselves and others

We often see self-motivation as a desirable trait in ourselves and others, and yet it can also be somewhat elusive, especially when we’re overwhelmed or easily distracted, and it can be difficult to harness and encourage in others. Motivation comes…


Feedback to move forward – a guideline to having those tough conversations

While many would agree that giving and receiving feedback in the workplace is important and necessary, it can feel really uncomfortable, possibly even leading to avoidance. However, avoidance is not the answer, especially when there are recurring…


The courage to REST – a toolkit to manage perspective

We cannot control our environment. We tend to allow our external circumstances to dictate our internal wellbeing and behaviour, which can be disempowering and unproductive. Since we can only control our perspective of our environment, the…


PODCAST - Build Your Courage Muscle

Build Your Courage Muscle. Listen here at She Ignites: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/build-your-courage-muscle-with-julia-kerr-henkel/id1545739579?i=1000534792313


Answer the call to courage with Brené Brown's Dare to Lead online series

The world requires daring leadership, and leaders are having to develop new skills to meet the challenges of business in today's unpredictable climate. Julia Kerr Henkel, MD of Lumminos and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, is hosting the next…


Motivating your team when traditional reward levers aren’t available

Julia Kerr Henkel, MD of Lumminos, offers 10 ways to maintain enthusiasm in tough times. While you and your team might have embraced the need to summon up additional energy during the first year of the pandemic, many people seem to be feeling…


What is psychological safety and why is it important in the workplace?

You may have made it through 2020 as a successful team leader, despite all the challenges, but how do you know if your team is feeling safe and engaged as we forge ahead into another trying year? Psychological safety is a key ingredient for high…


Setting your intentions for the year ahead

With the start of a new year, we may be tempted to set new year’s resolutions that often include things like losing weight, exercising more, sticking to a budget, becoming more organised, learning a new skill etc… But as our lives get busy again,…


How to set and maintain healthy boundaries as a leader

For both leaders and employees, the workplace (physical and virtual) is rife with emotional complexities, making it essential for all stakeholders to learn key communication and interpersonal skills. Arguably, one of the most important skills in…


Micromanagement vs. engagement: How to build team connections while respecting autonomy

During South Africa’s highly stressful and prolonged national lockdown, many business leaders have radically adjusted their leadership and/or management styles as a response to the shift to remote working. In many instances, for example, leaders…