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Managing and measuring work

Managing and measuring work

Let’s start with a story to set the scene around managing and measuring work. Just because you have over 50 flavours of jelly beans does not mean you should have over 50 types of performance measurement. You cannot move your company forward and retain a happy, productive workforce if you cannot give them clear, actionable […]

Driving for Results

Driving for Results

An example of driving for results is Ellen MacArthur. She grew up wanting to sail. Her dream was to voyage around the world, non-stop and on her own. It was clear that she was determined from a young age. For three years, she saved up her school lunch money to buy her first boat. At […]

Winning at Negotiating

Winning at Negotiating

Types of Negotiation When negotiating, the ideal aim is to achieve a ‘win-win’ deal for both parties. That way, everybody feels like their needs are being met by the end of the bargaining process. There will be times, however, when the win-win approach to negotiating will not be a priority. If you intend to avoid […]

The Art of Approachability

The Art of Approachability

Let me tell you a fascinating story about approachability. Dr. Wendy Levinson, a researcher, listened to lots of talks between doctors and patients. She discovered something intriguing: Half of the doctors had never been sued, while the rest had been sued twice. Surprisingly, their skills and the info they shared were similar. Curious to find […]

Exploring The Art Of Becoming an Effective Listener

Exploring The Art Of Becoming an Effective Listener

All effective communication starts with effective listening. Why are we not good listeners? Most of us know what it takes to be good listeners, but often we only listen when we want to or feel that we have to. In some cases, we may only listen to certain people and not to others. Being an […]

Exploring The Art Of Talent Optimisation

Exploring The Art Of Talent Optimisation

If the people you hire quickly slide from the ‘good idea’ option towards the ‘bad idea’ end of the spectrum, then you may be referring to a success profile that is too specific and not broad enough to take in the whole picture. Alternatively, your company could be focusing too much on present skills. Rather, […]

How to enable your team to work remotely

How to enable your team to work remotely Unprecedented change calls for new ways of thinking and problem solving 

How to enable your team to work remotely Unprecedented change calls for new ways of thinking and problem solving The shift brought on by COVID-19 has completely altered the way we operate. Remote working has become a norm, challenging traditional work setups. Businesses, both prepared and unprepared for this transition, face significant hurdles in productivity, […]

How to be a future leader now

How to be a future leader now The SCARF model was developed by neuroscientists to frame and address the responses of threat and reward.

How to be a future leader now The SCARF model was developed by neuroscientists to frame and address the responses of threat and reward. Research and findings in social neuroscience, and the potential negative response in challenging situations, has resulted in practical, impactful and sustainable solutions. These are more relevant now than ever before. These […]

Are Women Better Leaders?

Are Women Better Leaders?

Are Women Better Leaders? The recent sentencing of Harvey Weinstein highlighted not just his own actions but also brought attention back to the dangers of toxic masculinity. This raises a pertinent question: Are women better leaders? In today’s workplaces, language and traits often associated with leadership can be gendered. HR terms like “manpower” suggest a […]

Leadership: How To Detoxify Your Workplace

Leadership: How To Detoxify Your Workplace. It is important to remember that leadership does not work in isolation.

Leadership: How To Detoxify Your Workplace How do you detoxify the workplace? Changing a toxic culture often takes intervention and external perspectives from a qualified leadership coaching company. This does not mean you, in your capacity, can’t make an impact. Small, meaningful actions done with the right intention can bring about change, even if that […]