Category: Leadership development

Call on me… To strengthen team trust

Trust is a commitment to cooperate before there is any certainty about how the trusted people will act. (Coleman, 1990). A vast body of research supports the many positives of teamwork in organisations, particularly when the work demands a wider scope of knowledge[1]. The very

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Principles for designing an engaging workplace

Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, and are able at the same time to enhance their own sense of wellbeing. And it is seen today as

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Why traditional leadership 360 programs fail

Leadership 360-degree surveys (where the leader gets feedback on their effectiveness from a range of different co-workers and stakeholders) are increasingly popular tools used by organisations to help leaders build self-awareness and improve their performance. In theory, they should be an excellent way to develop

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Is perseverance more important than intelligence?

HR Zone published Is perseverance more important than intelligence? Intelligence, or a person’s cognitive ability to understand and deal with complex problems in a rational and purposeful way, is undoubtedly a huge asset in the workplace, and is crucial in dealing effectively with work demands

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What HR can learn from Ed Sheeran

HR Grapevine published What HR can learn from Ed Sheeran >> Ed Sheeran is no stranger to awards and without a doubt is one of the most successful British musicians of his time. But he claims he wasn’t born with talent. In an interview with

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The greatest leaders are strengths optimisers

The greatest leaders know how to stretch their own strengths and the strengths of their people. Like NASA’s pioneering leaders in the 1950’s, so brilliantly portrayed in the blockbuster movie, The Right Stuff, they find people with the right strengths for the job and put

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How to rebuild trust with customers in the financial sector

It’s probably fair to say that customer trust in the financial sector is at an all-time low. Mis-selling of financial products and banks over-reaching themselves with risky lending, all in the name of personal and corporate profit, have rocked customers’ faith that financial institutions have

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The boss is dead, long live the leader

HR Grapevine published The boss is dead, long live the leader >> A recent Wall Street Journal article ‘At Facebook, Boss is a dirty word’ outlines how Facebook is challenging the traditional approach to leadership to encourage innovation, culture and improved results. According to the

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5 steps to building a thriving tech talent ecosystem

FastCompany published 5 STEPS TO BUILDING A THRIVING TECH TALENT ECOSYSTEM A BIG PART OF THE TECH BUSINESS BATTLE IS HIRING AND KEEPING THE RIGHT PEOPLE. HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOUR COMPANY. The global economy is slowly picking up pace and although

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