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How To Set The Right Expectations As A New Leader

How To Set The Right Expectations As A New Leader

A short while ago I wrote a piece on how you can succeed as a new leader. In it, I laid out 6 useful tips that’ll help you settle into a new office environment, gel in with your new team and set you on the right path to success. It’s already quite overwhelming to be … Continued

9 Ways You Can Finish The Year Strong

9 Ways You Can Finish The Year Strong

Can you believe it’s December! Like many of you I’ve also been caught off-guard by how quickly we’ve reached the end of the year. Before you know it, you’ll be into 2018 looking puzzled, dazed and confused mainly because you weren’t able end the current year strong. Good news for all of us though is … Continued

7 Tips That’ll Boost Motivation During Uncertain Times

7 Tips That’ll Boost Motivation During Uncertain Times

Political instability or sudden changes, natural disasters, change in leadership, competitor mergers and acquisitions – any of these can bring about uncertain times. And with uncertainty comes doubt, fear, stress and loss of morale and productivity. It’s the only natural reaction people have to uncertain times. While there may be a few quick fixes to … Continued

How Accountability Can Save Your Organization and Leadership

How Accountability Can Save Your Organization and Leadership

I’ve often found that accountability is a common challenge for leaders. I’m not talking about accountability of their own actions – it’s rather holding their people accountable for their behavior. Most leaders will delay the sometimes difficult conversation about accountability. Often they’ll even feel uncomfortable bringing it up and confronting their team members. You could … Continued

18 Must-See Movies To Extract Leadership & Management Lessons From

18 Must-See Movies To Extract Leadership & Management Lessons From

Watching movies is a great way to unwind, relax and be entertained. Sometimes, however, movies can provide us learning opportunities, particularly in the area of leadership and management. Here are some of the movies I’ve watched over the years and from which I extracted plenty of insights and learning. 1. The Social Network (2010) What … Continued

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