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Why we must learn to cope with change at work

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming book, Working Title: Thriving in Change, due out in the next few months. If you’re struggling with organisational change and finding it increasingly hard to cope with the relentless pace of change in your workplace, then this book is for you. If you are managing reasonably well at the moment, […]

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The value of upskilling

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of upskilling in the workplace, and now a new graphic from Richard Madison, the Marketing Executive of the Brighton School of Business and Management (https://www.brightonsbm.com) demonstrates even further the value of upskilling and how it can contribute to a more productive workplace within your company. Of particular note […]

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Why more autonomy leads to a more adaptive team

This is the fourth installment in our ongoing series about highly adaptive teams. The more adaptive companies are, the more financial gains that company generates. They also consistently outperform their industry peers and sustain superior performance over time. There are five traits in particular that are instrumental toward forming and nurturing a highly adaptive team. […]

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How to maintain alignment within your company

A study titled “The Value of Adaptive Advantage” proves that the more adaptive companies are, the more financial gains that company generates. They also consistently outperform their industry peers and sustain superior performance over time. The study showed that there were basic tenets in place when it came to highly adaptive teams: distributed leadership (the […]

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5 traits of highly adaptive leadership teams

“With the flattened hierarchies of today’s distributed corporate environment, the model of the heroic leader who single-handedly produces results through sheer force of will has become obsolete. Leadership at the top is now a team sport. CEOs rely on senior-level teams to accomplish important goals, manage change, and help spread the company’s priorities and values […]

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Building a robust, productive team

Lately on the blog, we’ve been diving into the book Die Empty by Todd Henry. Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. If you’re an organisation that’s looking to leverage the talents of your team members and get them more engaged […]

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Helping your team become better planners

Last time on the blog, we began a discussion on some principles featured in the book Die Empty by Todd Henry. Leaders especially will thrive as a result of absorbing the material that Henry presents, particularly where it concerns bringing out the fullest potential in the people you lead. That’s because in Die Empty, Henry […]

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How to reach your full potential

“Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves. Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces […]

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Leadership traits all organisations should focus on

Last time, we discussed a report put out by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, regarding the most popular leadership traits exhibited in 189,000 individuals from 81 organisations across the world. The purpose of this report was to assess the type of leadership behaviour organisations should aim to cultivate through the numerous leadership development […]

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4 behaviours to focus on in your leadership development program

What distinguishes a great leader? This year, over 90% of CEO’s will plan to invest more in leadership development toward the end goal of developing effective leaders and thereby bettering their organisations. According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, while good leadership is certainly crucial to organisational health, […]