Archive for the ‘Leadership and Management’ category

What is influence and what are influencing skills?

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June 19th, 2018

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As organisational hierarchies and layers diminish, developing personal effectiveness and influencing skills is essential in today’s workplace. Success and outcomes can only be achieved through, with and from others.  Being able to influence without formal authority is an essential skill, and we cannot do this without confidence, clarity of purpose and the communication skills to […]

5 Of The World’s Most Inspirational Leaders Throughout History

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May 8th, 2018

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Inspirational Leaders come in all shades, from despots to mystics. They start wars and stop them, invent religions and persecute them. They inspire millions of people to give their lives to a cause, whether it be Nationalism, Socialism or Buddhism. Many great leaders throughout history have not wanted to be leaders or even known in […]

Learning Leadership with Presence

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March 21st, 2018

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What is leadership? There are many perspectives on what the right kind of leadership is for the 21st Century. Most seem to acknowledge it is predominantly about learning to deal with ambiguity and complexity. But this isn’t new. It reminds me of the wonderful book written by Alan Watts: “The Wisdom of Insecurity: a Message […]

The nature of great compassionate leadership, courtesy of Google

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March 1st, 2018

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If your latest staff satisfaction survey has highlighted an increase in staff who feel undervalued and disengaged, and you’re observing lower productivity and higher staff turnover, it might be time to take a closer look at compassionate leadership. What Is Compassionate Leadership? Compassionate leadership has developed out of the science and application of mindfulness, originally […]

7 Of The Most Inspiring Leadership Stories

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February 1st, 2018

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Inspiring Leadership Stories Inspiring leadership comes not just from decision making and strategy, it comes from risk taking, going against the grain, often when you’re driven by a higher cause, a deep care for others or a complete conviction that you’re acting for the greater good. Here we weigh up some of the successes of […]