Category Archives: leadership

How do You Influence Others?

Being able to influence others is a core leadership competency. Whether this is engaging your people in upcoming organisational change, getting buy-in into the new vision or sustaining an engaged and dynamic culture, without being able to influence, a leader’s … Continue reading

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What was the most surprising feedback you received last year?

The beginning of the new year naturally gets us reflecting. The good, the bad and the ugly. Some years feel great and we want the momentum to continue; others tougher. With the latter, we look forward to the New Year quietly … Continue reading

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Leadership: Seven Ways of Receiving Feedback that will Stall Your Career

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates Receiving feedback is not always easy. It is also normal and natural to feel uncomfortable and even defensive at such times. However, constructive feedback is also … Continue reading

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Leadership: How You can Make Your People Feel Valued and Get Better Results

On Engaged employees “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”  – Simon Sinek The ability to have an engaged work force is vital for the success of the entire organisation. … Continue reading

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Authentic Leadership: Have you had a defining moment?

Last week, as part of our authentic leadership programme, my colleague and I invited the participants to explore their leadership stories. These are stories that have formed and informed us and make us the leaders that we are. The exploration … Continue reading

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Leadership: Learning the Key to Your Success

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of … Continue reading

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How to Manage Your Stress in the Workplace and Home

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”  – Robert Jordan Tension, stress and relationship challenges are all part and parcel of our crazy, busy lives – work and home. Can you … Continue reading

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How to Develop Yourself for Greater Leadership Success

Are you a new or emerging leader who is now on an upward leadership path? Perhaps you have been a competent technical performer, delivering  results as expected, but now you feel that something more is needed to take the next step … Continue reading

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What is Your Leadership Mantra for 2016?

“That word which brings a mind to a discipline to support you is called “Mantra.”  – Yogi Bhajan I have come to love the transition months of December and January.   The festive and holiday feel of the end of … Continue reading

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Quality Conversations: Alchemy for cultivating a healthy, thriving organization

Every person has instincts for greatness. We instinctively want to do well, to contribute, and to be included on the winning team. No one needs to teach us to have these desires; they are built into our DNA. Yet many … Continue reading

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