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Employee Retention Through Development – A Challenge for Business Leaders

Posted in: Various | Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Employee retention can be a challenge for business leaders. Positively impacting your retention rates can significantly improve productivity and bottom line results.

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Management Coaching Is Cost Effective

Posted in: Various | Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

What would prove more expensive for your company – investing in management coaching or finding a new manager?   One of our Stepshift clients, a senior leader in a large insurance business, was interested in measuring the return on investment of the management coaching programme we ran with him and a number of his senior managers and…

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Inspirational Leadership

Posted in: Various, Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Leading During Change or Transition | Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Improving your ability to provide inspirational leadership can lead to more success for senior business executives and their organisations.   You could argue that the most important attribute of a leader is their ability to inspire others.  Successful leaders are able to mobilise and motivate people inside and outside their organisation, to deliver the organisation’s…

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Executive or Leadership Coaching Matters

Posted in: Various | Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Lynn Humphrey outlines some of the work and life issues that leadership and executive coaching can help to address.

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The Changing Faces of Executive Mentors & Mentoring

Posted in: Various | Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Using executive mentors in New Zealand business has a long history and more recently has changed in form.   Historically some business people were assigned executive mentors who had “walked the path” to help guide and coach them. The upside was that these executive mentors had been there and done that, the downside was that…

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Business Consultants As Facilitators

Posted in: Various | Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Companies interested in enhancing their leadership and team performances often engage the services of business consultants as facilitators. When Stepshift’s business consultants work in the area of leadership team development, they start with a gap analysis exercise. They then act as facilitators to assist the team to look honestly at where they are, where they want to…

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Measuring The Success of Coaching Programmes

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

When embarking on an executive coaching or leadership team development programme, it is critical to establish the measures of success and the return on investment required. At an executive level, the outcomes for the programme will normally include a number of areas that ultimately add value to the business.

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Leadership Team Development & Good Dynamics Is Critical

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

A high performing executive team is critical to the ability of an organisation to drive results and execute the company strategy in a sustainable way. Therefore developing your leadership team is vital. It is critical that, at this level, the leadership team members are each committed to achieving the organisational results and not just those…

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Executive Coaching to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leaders’ effectiveness can be enhanced by effective executive coaching. Executive coaching facilitates leaders to clarify what they want to achieve and to identify and work on the key underlying areas that will enable them enjoy enhanced leadership effectiveness and success.  These underlying areas vary from leader to leader and the one to one nature of…

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What Makes An Effective Leader?

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leadership performance is driven by a number of factors including the leader’s ability to influence and get buy in and commitment from others in the team or organisation. The ability to influence other people at a leadership level is driven by several factors including the leader’s proven technical or industry capability and effective leadership skills.

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