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Brain Power: How it impacts performance in effective leadership

While researching for some potential development opportunities for one of my clients, I came across this video.  The discussion between Daniel Goleman (author of Emotional Intelligence) and Daniel Siegel (clinical psychiatrist at UCLA) focuses on why it is important..

How to effectively deliver a 360 degree feedback project

Our team are passionate about helping our clients get the most out of their 360 degree feedback project.  It was with their encouragement (and a gentle shove) that I found myself in front of the camera to make some short clips on how to effectively deliver a 360 degree..

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 – Character

In our last blog post, we discussed the concept of the Leadership Tent, as introduced by Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman in their book “The Extraordinary Leader”. The Leadership tent is representative of the 5 key areas of effective leadership.  The poles of the tent..

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..

Building a Coaching Culture in the Workplace

How we define ‘coaching’ makes all the difference to how we interpret the definition of a coaching culture. Primarily this is because different definitions of a coaching culture may focus on different aspects of whatever we define as ‘coaching’.

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..

Become an assertive leader

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..