Over our last five blog posts, we have been exploring the concept of the Leadership tent, as introduced by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman in their book “The Extraordinary Leader”. The tent represents the 5 key areas of effective leadership – Character, Personal..
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..
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..
As a leader, part of your role is to inspire confidence in and commitment from the members of your team. To be able to do this effectively, you need to be able to express your thoughts, opinions, and attitudes in a forthright way. Being able to do so – being..
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.
As a leader, your communication skills are one of the most important tools you have for creating a productive workplace. But are your messages memorable, or are they being forgotten?
Communicating effectively means that your message will be remembered long after it..
Decisions are effectively a way of predicting the future, so it can be understood why people have trouble making or committing to one.
Although one may do their research or ask opinions to help them with their choice, often once a decision has been made they will..
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.
There are a variety of issues, themes and insights that you will have to deal with as a HR professional. In 2012, Full Circle Feedback conducted a survey in which we examined the current priorities and practices of Australian HR Professionals that enable them to..