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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

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..

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..

4 ways to make your message an unforgettable one

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..

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..

4 ways to make excellent decisions

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..

Teaching and retaining new skills

Learning and retaining new skills is critical to your personal and professional development as an employee within an organisation.

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..

Creating an emotionally compelling team vision

In workplace terms, a ‘vision’ is the end goal that an organisation wishes to achieve as a result of all of its work and interactions with its clients. An organisation’s vision can differ from ‘being ranked the number one retailer in Australia’ to something smaller..