5 Practical Ways to Activate Your Leadership
& Rise to the Challenge

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About the Author

Four-time International Stevie Award winner, LinkedIn Top Voice and nine-time Telstra Business and Women’s Awards Nominee, Stacey Ashley is a high-performance leadership expert.

Obsessed with possibility, Stacey helps leaders to navigate the complexities of globalisation, technological advancement, social interconnectivity, massively accelerating change and a multi-generational workforce. A heart-centred leader, Stacey has helped thousands to develop their leadership competence, confidence and credibility.

She typically speaks at conferences, runs workshops, consults and coaches.

5 Practical Ways to Activate Your Leadership
& Rise to the Challenge


2020 was an unprecedented year, bringing challenges that most leaders had never faced before. Leaders needed to be reactive, responsive, and cope with enormous change and a set of conditions that were largely out of their control. Many responded magnificently. Yet it isn’t over.

If 2020 was the sprint of leadership, then 2021 is the beginning of the marathon of leadership. Leaders face years of significant change and transformation. They will be challenged with the ongoing fatigue of surge capacity depletion, as well as the need to maintain relevance for themselves, their teams and their businesses in a world that is markedly different from 2019. They will be leading a long-term systemic change, all while maintaining relationships, visibility and connection to purpose in a sustainable way.

So how do leaders face up to these challenges and be high-performing?

Here are 5 practical strategies to help you activate your leadership and rise to the challenge. These simple actions will make it easier for you to be an effective and successful leader.


Stacey Ashley has provided me with education, support, encouragement and inspiration in workplace coaching and leadership for many years. From participating in her excellent webinars and other learning events, to reading her leadership books, Stacey continues to challenge me to lift my leadership and coaching game. I thoroughly recommend Stacey to any leader who wants to embed coaching into their worklife and take their leadership practice to the next level. Thanks, Stacey and I look forward to your next book.

Shaun Kelly
Systems & Data Analyst/Developer at IP Australia

These tips have been so valuable. Great read for anyone looking to navigate this new reality we find ourselves in. I highly recommend this book and feel prepared for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

@Tinselcakes, Amazon review

I really like how you intertwine emotion with direction, it means a lot to me to hear a leader say that, I don’t believe it is referenced enough in the workplace.

Paula Laing
Human Resources Manager, Mildura Airport