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Great Leaders of Our Times
What is a Great Leader? We need great leaders. From childhood, and throughout our lives, we look to those who inspire, motivate and encourage us ...Read more
Is Situational Leadership Still Relevant?
What is Situational Leadership? Situational Leadership is a model for effective task-relevant leadership developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. First introduced as ‘Life Cycle ...Read more
Belbin Team Roles – A Quick Review of a Familiar Model
What is Belbin? Belbin provides managers and leaders with tools that enable them to make decisions involving their people and their teams. Much of an ...Read more
Go On, Convince Me!
Being able to present your viewpoint and convince others is an essential life-skill. Your working life, particularly if you work in a sales-driven or marketing ...Read more
Developing Gravitas – is it possible and if so how?
Programmed for Gravitas As human beings, we are programmed to look for leadership and authority. These qualities reassure us and encourage us to perform at ...Read more
7 Essentials for an Effective Management Development Programme
Introduction Approximately 90% of candidates considered for a management development programme fall into one of two categories: junior management personnel starred for progression to the ...Read more
Neuroscience: The SCARF Model
We live in a world of growing interconnectedness, which is creating an ever-increasing need to improve the way that people work together. Social neuroscience involves ...Read more
Teaching Managers How To Coach
Many managers assume their role is one of leadership, which is true. However, the most effective managers are not authority figures handing out discipline, but ...Read more
The Habits of Effective Leaders – How Do You Measure Up?
The Habits of Effective Leaders Who are the really effective leaders? What would your staff say if they were asked? Do you ever ponder on ...Read more
Surprising trends in training that you need to know about
Trends in training are shifting in 2016 Over the years, many different strategies have been developed with the idea of facilitating learning in a more ...Read more
Evaluating Training for Success
Although evaluating training is generally carried out at the end of the training event, the process of evaluating training starts right at the beginning of ...Read more
Are we all Project Managers now?
The practice of modern project management has been around since the 1950s, although this was originally applied to the development of engineering and technology. Today, ...Read more
Management – let’s just make it up as we go along!
It’s a common assumption that if an individual possesses the technical skills required in a particular role, they will be good managers for other employees ...Read more
How important is it to build trust based relationships at work?
As a business owner, you come up with robust strategies to scale your business and establish a stronghold in the market. But what do you ...Read more
Are you a Lark or an Owl?
Larks vs Owls: lessons from sporting performance As a manager, an important aspect of getting the best from your employees – and from yourself – ...Read more
What’s your leadership style?
What makes an outstanding leader? There is no one answer. Some of the best leaders have been quiet, analytical types, always willing to listen and with their ...Read more
Employee Engagement – PassionWorks® Model – The Role of Meaning
In this short video, the second of three, I introduce the importance of Meaning in sustaining passion at work. I’ve included a transcript for anyone ...Read more
Employee Engagement – Introduction to the PassionWorks® Model
In this short video, the first of three, I introduce the PassionWorks® model, explaining how passion, or high levels of employee engagement, occurs. Below, I’ve ...Read more
Is change a friend or foe?
Everyone knows that people respond differently to challenging situations. To some extent this is owing to their individual experience. As managers we need to manage ...Read more
From Manager to Leader?
“The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate.” So says Warren Bennis (1925 – ) – ...Read more