Integrity is more than honesty. A leader has integrity when there is no gap between intent and behaviour. Here's what integrity in leadership looks like.
As human beings, we are hard wired to notice negative rather than positive things. Here are 7 ways of challenging negative thinking to boost performance.
In your world of work, ‘hard skills’ are technical procedures related to your core business. Examples include the latest law, rules and regulations in your area of expertise, or industry. Ironically enough, these ‘hard’ skills are typically easy to observe, quantify and measure. They’re also generally easier to train because most of the time it is actually just knowledge being taught. The facts one learns are generally right or wrong… read more →
Why don't your sales people want to pick up the phone? We look at the reasons why and suggest three ways of tackling these issues when coaching new staff.
Are you an unhappy boss? If you are, you can expect your employees to be unhappy too. Here are 6 ways you can tackle levels of happiness at work which will impact your bottom line. Often places where people are unhappy are places where the leaders are unhappy too. And yet we know that a happy workplace has a positive impact on the bottom line of your business. So where… read more →
Do you want to blend in with the crowd at work? This article takes a hard-hitting (and slightly tongue-in-cheek) look at what it takes for you to make sure you’re really mediocre. If you want to be mediocre in life and in your career, then you need to pay attention to the following 11 points: – Stay in your comfort zone at all times This is the place where you… read more →
This article looks at the current meltdown in politics and suggests seven effective do’s and don’ts for leaders everywhere.
What are you at work – a coach, a counsellor or a mentor? This article takes a brief look at these three very different roles and explains why it’s critical that you understand what you’re doing. The words coaching, mentoring and counselling are used very freely in management today. But they mean different things to different people. At best, these words mean someone is trying to help; at worst, it… read more →
Do you find it hard to delegate? Bad delegation affects you, your team and your business. Here are 8 ways to improve your delegation skills. Peter Drucker of the Drucker Institute saw effective delegation as essential to his ‘management by objectives’ philosophy. He provided some clear and simple guidelines about how delegation should be approached: DO: choose your delegate based on an objective assessment of his or her skills and… read more →
How empathetic are you? Are you a softie as a leader? Read this article and find out about the simple E test you can try out at work. American social scientists invented the E test to investigate the connection between power and empathy. This seemingly innocent party trick is something they used to measure someone’s ability to see the world from another’s viewpoint. In other words, to work out how… read more →