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Developing Leadership Skills

Managing a business requires a broad base of business management and leadership skills. How can you develop your leadership skills to their greatest potential?
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Demystifying Thought Leadership

By Gabrielle Dolan

The term Thought Leadership was first coined in 1994 by Joel Kurtzman, then the editor-in-chief for the magazine Strategy and Business. It was he who said, "Thought Leaders are those people who possess a distinctively original idea, a unique point of view, or an unprecedented insight into their industry."

Are You A Taskmaster Or A Prospector?

By Michael Licenblat

Setbacks and challenges are embedded into the fibre of business, education, customer service and parenting. Finding the motivation to get up and keep going is the life blood of success.

Becoming A Better Leader

By Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world's top leadership thinkers. Not only is he a New York Times bestselling author, he is also one of the globe's most influential educators and a pioneer in helping people achieve positive, lasting change.

How Disruption Can Improve Your Leadership

By Janine Garner

It's easy to sometimes slip into a mentality of 'comfortable shoes leadership' where the comfort zone takes over as the business benchmark. Usually this comes after a period of stability, when things are going well and moving along quite nicely. It may feel like you are breathing easy, but ultimately? This is not going to end up as a success story, for you, your profit margin, or your team. Why?

Embedding A Collaborative Innovation Framework

By Aubrey Warren

A workshop some time ago included a session in which participants shared their experiences of applying specific leadership skills that had been addressed in earlier sessions. Coming from roles across the organisation, these managers described their individual experiences of communicating, strategising, motivating, challenging and developing their teams. There were similar themes and insights, but they reflected diverse contexts and challenges within the business.

Three Ways To Increase The Effectiveness Of Your Frontline Leader Development Programs

By Karen Schmidt

Developing effective frontline leaders is an important task that needs to be achieved as effective and efficiently as possible. Given that frontline leaders make up 60% of your organisation's leaders and directly supervise as much as 80% of your workforce, it is essential that you have a well thought out plan for developing the people who hold these vital roles. It should be the level where you spend the most time, money and effort as it creates the most measurable results.

Your Development Belongs To You

By Kevin Eikenberry

Your development is yours. It doesn't belong to your boss or your organisation - it belongs to you. Whether it's improving your technical skills, interpersonal skills or leadership skills, your organisation benefits, which is why in many cases, organisations offer development opportunities, training and more.

Essential Leadership Conversations

By Aubrey Warren

"Leadership means influencing the organisation to face its problems and to live into opportunities... mobilising people to tackle tough challenges... is what defines the new job of the leader... At the highest level, the work of the leader is to lead conversations about what's essential and what's not."

Three Key Factors That Impact Your Leadership Development

By Karen Schmidt

The start of a new year is a natural opportunity to reset expectations and launch fresh initiatives in all areas of business. If you are tasked with developing frontline leaders in your organisation then you are no doubt looking for ways boost your success.

Excellence Isn't Enough

By Mark Sanborn

A car is a car, but a BMW is a driving machine. There is the iPad, and then there are products generically called 'tablets'. And why the premium on bags with the easily recognisable Gucci logo? Sameness we forget. Distinctiveness we remember, pay more for and tell others about. Success isn't about being excellent, good or even great. It's about being distinctive.

Essential Reflection

By Gregory Stebbins

Essential reflection is an active, tenacious and meticulous assessment of any operational belief, behaviour, assumption or experience. In a general sense, essential reflection simply considers and challenges what we know and how we know it.

How Leaders Communicate

By Mark Sanborn

Communicating isn't the objective of a good leader. Understanding is the objective. Communication is simply the most important tool for accomplishing it.

Encouraging Great Team Debates

By Aubrey Warren

In summarising the behaviours of 150 leaders identified as either 'multipliers' or 'diminishers' of the people they led, it was noted that important organisational decisions are always subject to debate. How can you foster healthy debates amongst those you lead?

What To Look For In Future Leaders

By Kevin Eikenberry

Someday, the current leaders won't be there and someone else will need to fill their shoes. It might not be soon, or it might be very urgent due to demographics, turnover or organisational growth. Whatever the reason, the question needs to be posed and answered - who are our future leaders?

The Reasons Projects Fail To Realise Benefits

By Daniel Lock

How often have you rolled out a new IT project that failed to deliver the desired benefits? Most projects fail to deliver benefits because of poor change management. Little to no attention is paid to the people side of the change.

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