Finding a suitable balance between work and life is a challenge we all face every day. We are constantly seeking ways in which we can successfully combine our work, family and personal commitments into one 24 hour period. The 2017 OECD Better Life Index reported..
As we enter a new year, many of you will be taking up new leadership positions. Taking up a new leadership position generally means a new boss, a new team, new peers and a new set of priorities and objectives. It also means that you will need to think differently,..
Chief Happiness Officer. Sounds like the title for a fictional character we might hear on Sesame Street rather than in a boardroom, but that is the exact title that the founder of Woohoo Inc (Yes – Woohoo Inc), Alexander Kjerulf has given himself. Alexander is..
A key responsibility for each and every leader is to get better; to be the best that they can be. In a recent article, Michael McKinney suggests many of us are not reaching our full potential. So how do we reach our full potential? How do we continuously get..
The holidays and festive season have come and gone. 2018 is here and the vast majority of us have returned to work and are looking to get stuck into the challenges a new year brings. In the past many of us would think that this means the fun is over and it is time..
Another year completed - 2017 is just about over. You have most likely spent the last four weeks going from function to function, catching up with key clients, colleagues and friends. You will have spent some time thinking about family and how you will celebrate the..
The challenge of meeting ever-changing deadlines, KPIs and organisational targets while taking the time to nurture your workforce is one that all leaders are familiar with. The benefits of an engaged and committed workforce are clear and leaders and organisations..
Most of us see ourselves as the ideal leader/employee. We work for as long as it takes to deliver the outcome, have an unlimited amount of energy for anything that relates to our work and do not let our personal lives get in the way. Behaviours such as these then..
Over the last few posts, we have been having a closer look at mentoring and coaching. We all understand that investing in our leaders creates more engaged, self-aware and better skilled leaders focused on achieving success. There is ample evidence that coaching and..
Effective communication, coupled with coaching that is task orientated and driven by the desire to improve, are critical tasks for leaders at every level. To be an effective coach, we must develop our communication skills so that we engage our people in a safe and..