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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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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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Generation Y: how to attract and keep them?

Our guest author, James Goodricke, continues his thoughts on Generation Y in the workplace in Part 2. Read Part 1 here. While generation gaps are nothing new, with Generation Y it isn’t so much a gap as a discontinuity. Growing up with the internet has given them a very different way of viewing the world, […]

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Generation Y: what makes them tick?

Today’s guest article is from James Goodricke. James is a recent journalism graduate and is our Research Assistant. As a Generation Y himself, we asked him to contribute a 2 part article on Gen Y in the workplace. Part 1 – What makes Gen Y tick? With the Baby Boomers starting to retire, there are […]

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The top 8 ways to lead by example

Good leaders must lead by example. When the actions of leaders are in alignment with what they say (“Walking the Talk”), they become people that inspire others to want to follow them. When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. When people are cynical and distrustful, […]

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Are you avoiding having a difficult conversation?

Not many people enjoy having challenging conversations. You know the ones; you don’t agree and the emotions are likely to be strong. Some examples might be: Dealing with offensive behaviour from a co-worker Giving the boss negative feedback Giving a poor performance review Critiquing a colleagues work Recall your last crucial conversation. What happened? Did […]

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Incorporating fun into the workplace

Is your workplace having fun? As counterintuitive is it may seem, incorporating fun into the workplace can create a big boost in productivity. Indeed some of the most successful companies in the world are also some of the most fun places to work. Mind you, not every employer wants to follow Google’s example and start […]

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4 key characteristics of effective leaders

I have spent many years working with, observing, teaching and coaching leaders. I have also heard many stories from employees about leaders they have loved to work for and those they have not enjoyed as much. There are some key themes that I have observed in leaders who are highly effective and get the best […]

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When culture is a killer

I was recently reading the reports of the inquest into the death of a Merrill Lynch intern who suffered an epileptic fit after working for 72 hours straight. The inquest returned a verdict of death from natural causes that “may have been triggered by fatigue” and has sparked debate about intern working conditions in highly […]