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How To Use The Power Of Calibration To Grow Teams

How To Use The Power Of Calibration To Grow Teams

Annual performance reviews are just round the corner for most organizations. This is the time when you’re meeting with your team members and discussing how well they did, where they need to improve and how you can support their development. If done right, you’ll be playing the role of mentor, coach and line manager to … Continued

4 Unavoidable Challenges Leaders Will Face In 2018

4 Unavoidable Challenges Leaders Will Face In 2018

You could read all the management and leadership books, attend all the seminars focusing on leadership and even acquire education related to management but nothing can really prepare you for the challenges that leaders will face in 2018. These challenges aren’t about textbook issues that can be solved through business logic and models. Nor can … Continued

7 Ways You Can Be More Likeable To Your Colleagues

7 Ways You Can Be More Likeable To Your Colleagues

One of the most stressful aspects of work is the behavior and attitude of your boss. It’s the number one reason why people either stay or leave their jobs. Having a strong understanding and relationship with your boss can directly impact your happiness at work. Additionally, the same can be said with regards to colleagues … Continued

2 Important Things Every Leader Should Do To Start The Year

2 Important Things Every Leader Should Do To Start The Year

Many leaders make the fundamental mistake of ‘assuming’ their senior leadership is onboard, in-sync and fully understands the strategic priorities of the organization. Mainly this assumption spawns from the belief that attending budget sessions and sharing forecasts is sufficient to get the ball rolling into the new year. Unfortunately though, when you actually ask the … Continued

5 Ways To Deal With Negative People At The Workplace

5 Ways To Deal With Negative People At The Workplace

While in your career you’ll meet people who’ll encourage and motivate you, you’ll also run into a fairly large number of negative people. These are those people who’ll nag, crib, gossip, be mean, rude and generally have an unpleasant vibe about them. You’ll find it hard to avoid them as there’ll be plenty of them … Continued

How To Successfully Create A High Performing Organization

How To Successfully Create A High Performing Organization

My practice has enabled me to work with many organizations across various industries, countries and maturity levels. While I’ve facilitated and helped these organizations in several different aspects of leadership and human capital management, there’s one that often stands out as an area of intrigue and high importance. What I’ve often come across in most … Continued

3 Ways To Transcend Yourself Into A Stable Leader

3 Ways To Transcend Yourself Into A Stable Leader

One of the lesser talked about qualities of a leader is stability. While we’re so focused on becoming visionary, innovative and purposeful leaders we tend to overlook the simpler and central qualities of leadership, i.e. a stable leader. Sure those are all great and necessary attributes as well, however, stability accounts for much more than … Continued

4 Reasons You Should Stop Being Stingy With Praise

4 Reasons You Should Stop Being Stingy With Praise

When it comes to praise we’re all guilty of being stingy. Not generally in life, but at the workplace we find it hard to praise someone. In no way am I suggesting that we’re mean and ungrateful people. Generally speaking, if we’re at a restaurant and the food’s good, we’re quick to compliment the chef. … Continued

5 Ways How Your Leadership Can Shift Women’s Uphill Struggle

5 Ways How Your Leadership Can Shift Women’s Uphill Struggle

Women continue to face an uphill struggle when it comes to making their mark in the corporate world. Our Women@Work survey investigated and highlighted many of the challenges they face. These issues and obstacles are real and threaten their ability to grow, be recognized and valued for their contributions. Why is it important to address … Continued

6 Leadership Lessons From Star Trek Captains

6 Leadership Lessons From Star Trek Captains

There’s no doubting the social and cultural impact of Star Trek across the whole world. For five decades now, viewers have watched brave women and men “explore strange new worlds” and put their lives on the line to seeks answers and gain knowledge. This past weekend, fans saw a refreshed new crew in Star Trek: … Continued

5 Toxic Words and Phrases to Avoid in the Workplace

5 Toxic Words and Phrases to Avoid in the Workplace

As much as you can say a lot with your body language and your gaze, your words have a massive impact on communication. Your choice of words is as important as the information you’re trying to convey and the power of persuasion you wish to exhibit. Leaders carefully choose their words to influence behavior that … Continued

4 Reasons Why You Need to be Active on LinkedIn

4 Reasons Why You Need to be Active on LinkedIn

There’s no doubting the impact that you can make from one of the most powerful and popular social media platforms in the world. Used by professionals, organizations, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and college students, LinkedIn provides its users the best possible stage to advertise and flaunt their skills and professional abilities. And with its ability to … Continued