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How the Best Leaders Inspire Trust – it starts at the top

How the best leaders inspire trust

  How the Best Leaders Inspire Trust – it starts at the top Trust in the workplace; it’s a two-way street. IKEA is not alone. In our “new normal”, many employers are struggling to trust in their employees now that more are working remotely. One in five companies has installed technology to spy on workers or…

How to become a more Influential leader by asking winning questions.

Become an Influential Leader

  How to Become a More Influential Leader by Asking Questions. The secret to mastering Influence when leading people is finding the sweet spot. There you can point them towards your preferred action by guiding their thinking. Notice I said, ‘guiding their thinking,’ not ‘telling them what to do.’ Here’s a scenario for you which…

How to wire your brain for leadership success

How to wire your brain for leadership success

How to wire your brain for leadership success. You’ve done all the training courses and produced some great successes, but you’ve been unable to inspire the high levels of performance you know your team could achieve. The team doesn’t deliver what you ask for. Could the problem stem from miscommunication? Research from Smarp shows “3…

Beware – Is hubris syndrome limiting your leadership Impact?

Hubris Syndrome

Beware – Is hubris syndrome limiting your leadership Impact? “The power has gone to his head!” That thought might have run through your mind at some stage. It’s not uncommon to come across leaders who seem to be blinded by their own power. They seem to act irrationally but with total confidence. Your diagnosis is…

What happened to ethical leadership?

Ethical Leadership

What happened to ethical leadership? I’ve noticed that ethical leadership has become a hot topic lately and I’m not surprised. There is a systemic tolerance for unethical practices in our largest organisations. Watch the nightly news to see what’s going on. Look at the banking Royal Commission. It found a culture of greed running rampant…

Simon Sinek Human Skills

Simon Sinek Human Skills

Simon Sinek human skills are missing nowadays. Connection – a challenge for you. Richard Branson interviewed Simon Sinek recently. He asked, “if you were starting a business right now – what problem would you solve?” Simon’s response, “The problem I would like to help solve these days is how we relate to each other.” He went…

The subtle art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE

The subtle art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE

The Subtle Art of LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE Lots of people want to be leaders, but they go about it in all of the wrong ways. Some people think that it’s a title that means they’re in charge and that everyone needs to listen to them and do as they say. Leadership is nothing like that…

Are you a leader or a controller?

Are you a leader or a controller

Are you a leader or a controller? Have you ever stopped to consider your leadership style? Do you lead your team or control them? I recently asked these questions of my client. I wanted him to reflect on his interactions with the team. As I listened to him, I felt he was making excuses for…

The secret to Jacinda Ardern’s widely popular leadership style.

Preperation-is-Key

Who doesn’t want to know the secret to Jacinda Ardern’s widely popular leadership style? When we talk about emotionally intelligent leadership, I think a good example for us is Jacinda Ardern, if you could bottle her popularity she would without a doubt be a millionaire several times over. A landslide victory saw her party achieved the greatest…

Challenges for women in leadership

challenges for women in leadership

What are the challenges for women in leadership, and how to overcome them? Despite the fact that companies which have women in senior management are known to be more productive and more profitable, women are still underrepresented at leadership levels. The 2020 statistics. The WGEA recently released the 2020 gender workplace statistics and they are…