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Expanding your leadership Influence

Expanding your leadership Influence

The ability to influence strategically and effectively is vital for leaders in business today. Influence with others generally flows from one of the five bases of power identified by John French and Bertram Raven in 1959. Looking at these in a bit more detail: 1....

Belonging Identity Purpose

Belonging Identity Purpose

Motivational studies conducted over many years in different countries and in different sectors show a surprising similarity in terms of identifying what motivates people in the workplace. When identifying the top ten motivators, pay and conditions tend to consistently...

Solution Focused Leadership

Solution Focused Leadership

Coaching your team effectively requires a solution focus. This means working more on finding answers and less on untangling problems. In the western world, we like to look for causes for our problems. It is ingrained in our mindset… the way we see things. We feel that...

Consistently Moving Toward Your Chosen Future

Consistently Moving Toward Your Chosen Future

Personal growth and development is often difficult, whether you’re trying to change a behaviour, an attitude, or your current circumstances. The process is likely to be more “start, stop, start” than the smooth transition you’d like it to be, as willpower flags and as...

Seeing Yourself as Others See You

Seeing Yourself as Others See You

Google CEO Eric Schmidt explains about his experience with a coach: One thing people are never good at, is seeing themselves as others see them. You can watch Eric’s 40 second clip of an executive’s view of coaching here With the rapidly increasing complexity of...

Leadership begins with understanding self

“To understand leadership is to understand yourself”, has been one of my by-lines of for many years, particularly in MBA Leadership lectures. At the end of the day when we think of leaders that inspire us, we see someone who is in control of themselves. An effective...

Leaders look with fresh perspectives

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. – George Bernard Shaw Leaders can have a tendency to view people in terms of their...

Good Leaders are made not born!

Good Leaders are made not born!

Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork,...

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