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Responsible Leadership

I think it would be fair to say that behaving responsibly is a primary characteristic for successful leaders.  Yet many leaders seem to get caught up in thinking about the power of their positions rather than the responsibility of the position.  Jack Zenger, a..

It's Time

In the last few blog posts, I have been discussing the concept of power, the need for balance and the benefits of diverse and inclusive cultures.  These are concepts that have been part of the stories that have been in all media forums (for all the wrong reasons)..

Balance for All

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..

Mentoring and Coaching – The Same or Different?

Whenever we talk about developing the capabilities of our leaders, the terms coaching and mentoring come up. In fact they are readily used by all and are used without any apparent understanding of the distinction between the two.  In my experience, many leaders..

Coaching for Success

Leaders are constantly being asked to come up with ways of improving productivity, increasing retention and enhancing the levels of engagement in their organisations. In order to achieve these improved outcomes, leaders need their people to be performing at their..

Build and Maintain Your Talent

I have spoken many times on the importance of leaders building the capabilities of their teams (and individual team members). While many of us acknowledge one of our key roles is to develop the talent and capabilities of our teams, my experience is that very few of..

Improve Your Relationships

No matter the product we sell nor the service we offer, one thing is certain. We are all in the people business. Make no mistake, our success (yes all of us) is dependent upon the relationships that we establish and maintain.  Research has shown that a prime..

Get Your Team to Help Create the Vision

An organisation’s vision will clearly and concisely articulate why the organisation exists. It is a statement of the organisation’s purpose and what it wants to accomplish into the future.  The vision should be aspirational and inspirational and be clearly..

Positive Leadership

As leaders we are confronted by a lot of negativity that has the potential to weigh us down and affect our attitude and approach.  One of the challenges all leaders face is to remain positive when things go awry.  We all know it is increasingly difficult to be..

How Gratitude Expands Leadership

Being an effective leader requires us to connect with our people. In order to connect with our people we need to effectively communicate, collaborate and support each other.  In order to support each other we need to understand the sacrifices that each of our team..