William Lang

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William Lang

About William Lang

Bill Lang has over 25 years professional experience working as an organisation strategy and development consultant and C-suite Executive Coach. Early in his career he worked with KPMG, McKinsey &Co., Bain & Company and AXA as an Executive. His clients operate in over 50 countries and on all continents. He is former member of the Melbourne University Commerce Faculty and holds a MBA(Harvard) and B.Comm/LLB (Hons). He is the author and creator of the Scores on the Board skill development and improvement system.

5 Keys to Successful 360 Degree Feedback

Why do many 360 feedback projects not achieve positive change?

The Power of Effective 360 Degree Feedback

Many leaders and managers in the workplace suffer from a lack of effective leadership performance feedback. Without effective feedback many leaders and..

5 Tips for increasing your productivity at work

Many leaders will agree with the statement “there are not enough hours in the day!” Most of us, not just leaders alone, will experience periods of time where we struggle to manage the pressures of a heavy workload and find ourselves wishing for an extra few hours in..

Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent – Interpersonal Skills

The fourth tent pole of the Leadership tent puts into one cluster the interpersonal or ‘people skills’ of the leader. Interpersonal skills include: communicating powerfully and prolifically, inspiring others, building positive relationships, developing others, and..

Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent - Personal Capabilities

In this series of blog posts, we have been exploring Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent. The first blog entry on the topic looked at the tent as a whole, and in our second post we explored the centre pole of the tent - Character.

Zenger & Folkman’s Leadership Tent

In their book “The Extraordinary Leader”, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman look at research on leadership skills. They demonstrate that not only can leadership be developed, but that essential leadership skills are relatively few in number. They found that very few..

The importance of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace

Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to a person’s ability to accurately identify and understand their own emotional reactions and those of others in a given situation. In particular, it is the ability to perceive, control and evaluate these emotions. The skill of..

Keys to Managing Change in the workplace

It is hard to deny that one of the greatest challenges facing organisations today is change – but it is also one of the greatest opportunity areas to create better value for your clients and remain relevant in a fast-moving market.

Leverage Learning & Development for Success

In 2012, Full Circle Feedback conducted a survey which examined the current priorities and practices of Australian HR Professionals.  Survey respondents indicated the area of Learning, Development and Career as one of the better performing HR functions across their..

8 Ways to be an Optimistic Leader

Optimism is one of the most underrated tools of success for leaders. Not only does a leader’s positivity create a better working environment, but an optimistic leader has been found to be seen as a more effective leader.

The 10 Secrets to Leadership Success

There are many articles, books and forum topics out there about what skills and characteristics ensure leadership success. It’s a topic in which everyone seems to have contrasting views and opinions on. However, through my years of experience there are 10..