Using The Environment To Shape Behaviour

Posted: Feb 21, 2018

There is a famous clip on YouTube, with over 22 million views, showing a staircase of workable piano keys being installed at a subway station in Stockholm, to encourage the use of stairs. This set us are you shaping the environment in order to 'nudge' behaviour in your organisation?

5 Styles of Dealing With Conflict

Posted: Jan 17, 2018

In the 1970s, Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann identified five main styles of dealing with conflict that vary in their degrees of cooperativeness and assertiveness. Find out which style you adopt most often and which ones you would benefit from exercising more in this month's article.

4 Ways to Harness Conflict at Work

Posted: Nov 22, 2017

The thought of conflict at work will often make people feel uncomfortable. The very word 'conflict' can be taken as a negative and something to steer clear of. In this article, we suggest you should be engaging with conflict and share 4 ways to do just that.

4 Important Qualities of Great Leaders

Posted: Oct 25, 2017

Our own leadership practice has been influenced by a number of different models and frameworks. Yet there is one that we keep coming back to time and time again. It's The Leadership Challenge and in this article, we take a look at the 4 qualities of leadership considered by the authors as the most important.

7 Ways To Identify Your High Potential

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

In today's challenging environment, if you don’t have the leaders to make the important decisions, your business will fail! It’s critical for those organisations committed to long-term success to recognise and nurture their leaders of tomorrow. But, how do you identify them?

Leading in a Virtual World: Common Challenges

Posted: Aug 16, 2017

In today's world, the need to manage people at a distance is a reality for the majority of organisations. In this article, we take a look at the common challenges leaders face in leading from a distance.

Awareness & Intention: Exercising Your Peripheral Vision

Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Simply put, Mindfulness is Awareness + Intention. That is, being aware of what’s going on around you – and what’s going on inside of you, as a result of what’s going on around you. Once aware, you can choose to be intentional about what to do or what not to do next.

Sharpening Your Saw Is The Path to Renewal

Posted: May 24, 2017

Most people fail to understand what sharpening the saw really means. If you’re overworking yourself and your productivity begins to fall off, common wisdom says to take a break, maybe even go on vacation. To Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have – you!

Six Steps to Help Prepare for Difficult Conversations

Posted: Feb 21, 2017

As a leader, there will be times when you need to have a difficult conversation. After all, tough talks are just a part of life. By taking each of these six steps, you can prepare yourself for a tough conversation, making it more likely to resolve any issues and make your relationship stronger.