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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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Why You're Solving The Wrong Problem When It Comes To Culture And What To Do Instead

By Fiona Robertson

It would be hard to find anyone in business today who doesn't believe that culture matters. And perhaps more now than ever when so many organisations are still working remotely.

5 Traps For Leaders That Can Trip You Up

By Michelle Gibbings

Throughout my career and with the executive coaching work I do now, I often see leaders who are trapped. They know something's not working, but struggle to pinpoint why. They are locked in a pattern of thinking and behaving and are fearful of change.

The 5 Key Questions Leaders Need To Ask Themselves

By Michelle Gibbings

As you look ahead into 2020, it's likely to be another year of unpredictable market conditions, political uncertainty and trade tensions across the globe, and so the question to ponder - is your leadership ready for it?

Three Ways to Transform Into A Curious And Compassionate Leader

By Michelle Sales

Leaders across all fields of work are generally taught to lead with their heads and not with their hearts - wouldn't you agree?

Are You An Inspiring Or Intimidating Leader?

By Shelley Flett

We've all heard the saying "it's not what you say it's how you say it". It refers to someone who has upset or offended another person through how they've delivered a message. While the message itself might be helpful and relevant, the approach isn't appropriate and creates an unintended reaction.

Three Skills To Step Up Your Leadership

By Michelle Sales

The end of the year is a great time to stop and reflect on where you're currently at, as well as where you want to be. But rather than thinking about tangible goals you want to achieve as a leader, it can be just as good to think about behaviours you want to change or things you could do to become a better you.

How To Ensure You're Leading To Your Full Potential

By Michelle Sales

In 2007, leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith published What Got You Here Won't Get You There. The essence of Goldsmith's book is that many of the behaviours that initially propel high-achievers up the corporate ladder are paradoxically the same ones preventing them from reaching the very top.

How To Be An Evidence-Based Leader

by Stacey Barr

Leaders pay a price for informed decision making. That price is the consequence of mixing transparency with accountability. Transparent information about how the organisation is really performing, coupled with being held accountable for the organisation's performance, puts leaders in a tight spot.

Shadowing - Your Surprise Secret Weapon for Leadership Success

By Gihan Perera

Help your team members step up by letting them 'shadow' you in your job. This shows them how you spend your day, what you do, how you do it, what problems you face, and how you manage difficult situations. It also gives them the chance to ask relevant questions, which helps you understand and assess their current knowledge.

Nine Ways Leaders Can Overcome The Tendency To Micromanage

By Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. The word creates emotion in almost anyone who has ever worked a day in their life. Most have been micromanaged, and none liked it. Few leaders call themselves micromanagers, and even fewer want to do it; yet they often don't realise when they are doing it.

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.

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