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Guidance with Kindness

As our understanding of leadership evolves, we must constantly reflect back on yesterday. There was a time when being kind was a sign of weakness. Our current societal environment is filled with discontent, arguments, finger-pointing and people being rude. Imagine how...

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The Probability is, it’s Probably Not Ability

The current workplace is increasingly disparate from the workplace of 20 years ago. Today, employers must ask themselves what, outside of a paycheck, is motivating employees. Compensation packages are important and need to be reasonable for the education level, time...

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Flexible Working – the Key to Social Business

For a socially responsible business, flexible working isn’t just nice to have – it’s a vital part of using work to make the world a better place. Social responsibility starts at home, and unless you treat your employees right then everything else is just an add-on....

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The Neuroscience of Leadership

Gaining a head start in understanding this new and exciting field of research could be key to becoming one of the great leaders of tomorrow. Change will come, and as Henry Kissinger said “The job of a leader is to get his/her people from where they are to where they have not yet been”.

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The Power To Lead Organizational Change

We all have the power within us to create real and lasting change. To transform the place we work into something finer and more efficient, no matter how good a position it started from. Change gives us the potential to be not just good but great, to continually aspire...

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Showing People Your Purpose

A sense of purpose is vital to the success of any business. It allows you to stand out from the pack. It gives you direction through even the stormiest of weather. It creates a consistent culture for people to work in. But to see these benefits you have to...

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Finding Your Own Motivation

If you’re just starting out in your career, or you’re in the middle of changing careers, then one of the most important things you can do is to understand your own motivation. Not just to accept the things that you’re told you...

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Making your business more human

Making your business more human The human side of business is perhaps its most fragile element. That glimmer of personality and real consideration that makes us stand out as more than just products and processes is far too easily lost in the rush to make those...

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6 Things Strong Leaders Don’t Do

6 Things Strong Leaders Don’t Do A lot of the time, we picture strong leadership in the wrong way. We think of it as macho posturing, using an assertive voice, or making commands and refusing to be moved from them. In reality, strong leaders are like trees buffeted by...

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How To Find Employees With The Right Attitude

Attitude over aptitude is the rallying cry for many in modern recruitment. All our fancy personality tests and scouring of resumes has given us a fair imitation of the recruits that we wanted in the past, but it’s never provider a reliable indicator that they would...

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Letting Go of Control – Being better leaders

What do wartime generals and effective parents have in common? They can both help us to become better leaders by letting go of control and instead setting expectations. The Family Business As we try to tackle issues of income inequality, it’s increasingly recognized...

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Gen X, Y, Z – What We Know and What We Do

Ever since the arrival of Generation X (Gen X), there’s been a wealth of analysis on what each new generation of employees wants. The information is there for us to use, the strategies are simple, and we all nod our heads sagely whenever we hear that Gen X want...

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The Whole Employee

Even the most useful ideas sometimes cause problems. Work life balance, which has been crucial in re-evaluating our attitudes towards work, is one of those ideas. By drawing a line between the parts of our lives that are work and those that exist outside it, “balance”...

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Managing Your Mind

Understanding ourselves can be a humbling experience. Whether it’s recognizing a small mistake or understanding what microscopic specs of stardust we are in the context of the universe, these are moments when truth intrudes upon our sense of self. One of the most...

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Are You Taking Social Marketing Seriously?

Are You Taking Social Marketing Seriously? We all talk the social marketing talk. Whether it’s in blog posts, books or dinner party conversations, the air of business is heady with the jargon of social media as a marketing tool - demographic slices, viral videos,...

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Applying Analytics in a Human Way

Applying Analytics in a Human Way Big data has been one of the big trends of the past year. But by its very nature it can be dehumanizing, distancing us from the reality of people’s lived experience. The challenge we must face this year, and going forward from it, is...

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Communicating in depth

Communicating in depth How authentic is your approach to communication? It can be a difficult question to ask ourselves. In the age of Twitter and corporate spin, a lot of the communication around us can seem shallow and devoid of meaning. A lot of it is. It’s easy to...

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How to Tap into Employees’ Social Skills

Are you ready to tap into Employees’ Social Skills? Social skills have always been important to work, though their vital role is not always well recognized. With the growing sophistication of management techniques and the meteoric rise of social media, they have leapt...

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Unleashing the Power of Organic Change

Unleashing the Power of Organic Change Any business has to change to succeed. That’s why Six Sigma, Lean and a host of other change management approaches have become so popular. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the...

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The 3 “P”s of Great Recruitment

The fundamentals of running a business are the most important parts, and often the most neglected by leaders looking to improve. So much is taken for granted that we forget to consider why we do what we do. One of those fundamentals is recruitment, and you can improve...

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Leading from the Heart

Leading from the Heart...Emotions have incredible power. They motivate and shape behavior. To lead successfully we have to tap into our emotions, and learn how best to use them. A Culture of Suppression Protestantism may be in decline in many parts of the world, but...

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Aligning employee development

Aligning employee development The world is full of opinions on what skills and qualities are vital for the modern workforce. This is great for giving you ideas and pointing you towards important talents you might not have consider. But how can you make sure that...

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Never stop learning to learn

It has been said that you should never stop learning, and that’s good advice. But if there was ever a case for applying the lesson to the lesson then this is it, because not only should you never stop learning, but you should never stop learning new approaches to the...

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Is Certainty Destroying Your Leadership?

A sense of direction is important in leadership. Waver too often and you’ll find your efforts going in a hundred different directions, to little real benefit. But a sense of direction and a sense of certainty aren’t the same thing. An over-whelming certainty can...

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