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Employee Engagement Management Motivation Organisational Culture Recognition at Work

Are You Tired of Working Without Recognition?

Are you tired of working without recognition? Employees want it, managers know it’s important, and it usually doesn’t cost anything. When you look at it that way, you’d expect to be drowning in recognition at work. Watch the video (4 mins 55s) or read on for tips to get more recognition at work. A recent […]

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Autonomy Decision Making Leadership Management Motivation

What To Do When Your Team Won’t Make Decisions

What to do when your team won’t make decisions. This was an excellent question asked recently by a coaching client. She said “Ros, my team leaders won’t make decisions. They come to me all the time so I can tell them what to do. How do I encourage them to come to me with solutions […]

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Employee Engagement Leadership Management Motivation Productivity Teamwork

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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Communication Emotional Intelligence Employee Engagement Leadership Management Relationship Building Teamwork Uncategorized

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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Adaptive Teams Coaching Communication Employee Engagement Leadership Management Motivation Relationship Building Teamwork

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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Employee Engagement Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Motivation Leadership Management Organisational Culture Productivity Teamwork

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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Adaptive Teams Development Leadership Management Productivity

10 Essential Project Management Skills You Must Have in 2021

The purpose of project management is to meet all the project goals within the stipulated resources. Project management is one of the important aspects of any organisation. A project manager must meet all the qualities that are essential in creating a life cycle for a project. This ensures high productivity for a project as well […]

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Adaptive Teams Hiring Leadership Management

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Why They Both Matter in the Workplace

Hiring new employees is always a challenge. Sometimes, it’s a struggle simply to find qualified candidates. Other times, there can be a mountain of resumes to go through as you try to determine the best fit for an open position. Traditionally, companies hire people with the most impressive education, experience, or trade skills. However, these […]

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Development Leadership Management

The Top 6 TED Talks on Leadership from 2020

If there’s one thing that holds true about highly effective and productive leaders, it’s that they never stop learning. They continually seek to better themselves, grow their skillset, and acquire more knowledge. The internet makes it easier than ever to engage in continual education and development. Podcasts, blogs, and online classes are more popular than […]