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How to deal with a scarcity mentality in the workplace

In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell speaks about The Law of the Mirror. This law asserts that your team will mirror your attitudes and behaviours. In other words, people do what they see, which is why your influence on your team is extremely important. The mindset you model is the mindset […]

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5 strategies to overcome unconscious bias

Last week, we began an in-depth look into unconscious bias. It’s especially important to be aware of unconscious bias because of how much it contributes to our decision-making. As a leader, you must be aware of just how much your thinking is shaped by unconscious thinking. Then, you must learn how to overcome it so […]

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The importance of establishing a learning culture

This week, we’ve got another insightful infographic on the blog. This one comes from Learning2BGreat.com, a web resource where organisations can learn how to create and sustain a learning culture among their team members. We’ve talked a lot about the importance of continual education among employees, as well as the importance of upskilling. As Helen […]

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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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Is your organisation focusing on the right leadership traits?

This is the final installment in a series we’ve been featuring about key leadership traits based on a report published earlier this year by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. “Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development,” the report reads, “because they see it as the […]

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What the top-rated companies have in common

Want your company to attract the best and brightest team members? In a recent study, Software Advice, an online reviewer of HR technology, combed through employee-written reviews of companies (as hosted on the website Glassdoor, which helps job seekers determine the best companies to work for) and found that out of the over 147,000 companies […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees, Part 3

As Daniel H. Pink says in his book Drive, “Management isn’t about walking around and seeing if people are in their offices. It’s about creating conditions for people to do their best work.” Using 50 years of research, he presents a trifecta of elements that must be in place to effectively motivate employees: autonomy, mastery, […]

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What individuals are looking for in a company culture

Since 1980, the phrase “company culture” has been used in organisational literature more than any other time in history. The graphic below shows just how steadily the phrase “company culture” has been on the rise. In our digital age, companies and organisations have been using “company culture” liberally in everything from career postings and websites […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 5

We have spent the past several weeks discussing positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s “PERMA Model”. It’s a model for lasting well-being that was widely published in Seligman’s influential book “Flourish” and serves as the foundation for principles that can lead to a more positive environment and culture in any workplace. We have discussed… Positive Emotions: Positivity […]