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Is Your Leadership Style Holding Your Team Back?

The debate over which leadership style breeds winning teams is as heated as ever. Some executives and managers argue for an autocratic approach, while others value empathy above all else. Some prefer to participate in a democratic team, and others set themselves apart as coaches or mentors. Wherever you stand in the discussion, it’s essential […]

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Leading the way – How to show your staff you’re a Leader not just a Manager

There’s a lot of talk in the business world about being a leader, as opposed to a manager. And is that any wonder when you consider how people generally talk about managers? We’ve all heard friends or colleagues complain about the monster manager who passes off their work, or the manager who never listens to […]

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The Art of Paying Attention

Recently I read two articles that I found interesting – one about the myth of multitasking and the other about emotional contagion. They got me thinking about just how powerful paying attention is as a leadership tool. Watch the video, or read on. The article on multitasking described how biologically we are incapable of attending […]

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4 Ways to Help Employees through Change

Change is the six-letter word that makes most of us cringe. Ask anyone how they feel about change, and most people will tell you it’s not their favorite thing to experience in life. That’s because change can be incredibly difficult and more than a little stressful—especially when change occurs in the workplace. Here are 4 […]

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5 Critical Keys to Becoming a Trusted Leader

Becoming a Trusted Leader: “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” – Roger Allen Watch the video or read on for the transcript. These words are certainly true. Trust in leaders plays a central […]

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What is Employee Engagement Really?

Employee engagement is often misunderstood. In fact, there are two types of engagement – rational engagement and emotional engagement. One is nice to have, but the real value comes from capturing hearts as well as minds. Join Ros Cardinal, Managing Director of Shaping Change as she discusses the differences. (6 mins 54s watch time). If […]

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Easy ice breakers to keep remote teams connected

For an organisation that is focused on fostering teamwork, team collaboration, and employee engagement, keeping teams connected is very crucial. However, it can be difficult for people to connect if they are not familiar and comfortable with each other. That is where icebreakers play a critical role. In a traditional office, breaking the ice easy, […]

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Engaging employees during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people who work from home significantly. In the last couple of months, most companies have had to switch their operations to virtual to get work done and retain employees. Remote working presents several challenges to employees especially those that were not accustomed to working from home. Given […]

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How to successfully build a remote team

Having a remote team has plenty of upsides. If you play your cards right, you will save on overheads, speed up your product delivery, and enjoy insights from team members with unique perspectives. Not needing to pay for or come into the office has advantages for management and ordinary employees alike. But if you are […]

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9 ways to get over the mid-afternoon slump without coffee

How many times a week do you find your alertness or energy fading in the middle of the day? If that never happens to you, congratulations! But for many of us, what’s known as the mid-afternoon slump is an all-too-common experience. Maybe you ate something that day, such as a whole bunch of donuts at […]