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Understanding Motivation (and how to sustain high levels of it)

Posted in: Recapture Your Motivation and Drive | Thursday, October 21st, 2010

For anyone, leader or employee, being highly motivated at work is enormously satisfying and productive. In order to understand how to motivate other people, leaders should start with understanding what motivates and drives themselves.

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Leadership Requires Influence

Posted in: Developing Leadership Influence | Monday, October 18th, 2010

Leadership is about influence – whether it is getting buy-in to a vision, changing attitudes or motivating your people to perform at their best. The words we use have influence, and in any leadership context, the power of language in achieving influence cannot be underestimated.

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Building Effective Relationships

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ, Developing Leadership Influence | Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Leadership is not practised in a vacuum. Every leader needs the ability to build and maintain relationships to be successful. Leaders who build meaningful connections with people have a platform for influencing and leading them. Without that connection, the opportunity for influence is compromised.

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Does your Leadership Team Trust Each Other?

Posted in: Resolving Leadership Team Conflict, Team Development | Monday, October 11th, 2010

A good level of trust between executive team members underpins a team’s ability to make decisions quickly and objectively. When the level of trust is low, politics and personal agendas impair the ability of the team to be as effective and successful as it could be. The leader plays a key role in ensuring trust levels are built and maintained.

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Leadership and Executive Resilience

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ | Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

When executives are presented with particularly challenging leadership situations, maintaining resilience in tough times is a key to success. How do leaders remain consistently positive in the face of these challenges?

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Are You Getting Effective Feedback on Your Leadership Performance?

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Trusted Sounding Board | Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Research shows that self-awareness from a leader is a key factor in their success. Obtaining honest feedback on your own leadership performance is critical to developing this self-awareness, but obtaining that feedback can be a challenge for leaders and those reporting to them.

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Beyond Conflict Resolution

Posted in: Resolving Leadership Team Conflict | Monday, September 20th, 2010

Staff performance relies heavily on the capability and commitment of those staff. What fuels their commitment is the energy they can apply to their work. As leaders your role is to help staff harness and maximise that energy and because conflict has a tendency to drain people, knowing how to provide conflict management and resolution is an essential leadership skill.

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CEO Isolation: Leaders Benefit From Having Support

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board | Thursday, September 16th, 2010

When CEOs are leading significant change, transition or improvement in their business, isolation can be detrimental to their leadership performance. Leading a business during this period is more challenging and stressful than at any other time.

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Leadership Coaching and Self Awareness – A Matter of Perspective

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Building Emotional Intelligence EQ | Monday, September 13th, 2010

For many of our leadership coaching clients, gaining other perspectives is a key outcome of the coaching process and adds significantly to their self-awareness. Executives may not have self-awareness of the baggage, emotions, fears, risks, and consequences they bring to the decision making process. Exploring different perspectives on an issue can help find win-win solutions.

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Feedback on Leadership Performance – A Critical Success Factor

Posted in: Want to take your leadership to the next level?, Building Emotional Intelligence EQ | Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Obtaining effective leadership feedback can be a challenge for leaders and those reporting to them, but is critical to the success of the executive and their organisation.

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