The Leadership Challenge, Part One - Model The Way

Posted: Aug 23, 2016

The most important personal quality people look for and admire in a leader is personal credibility. If people don’t believe in you, they simply won’t follow you - however good your vision may be. In this short read, we explore two key behaviours that help leaders Model the Way.

The Leadership Challenge, Part Two - Inspire a Shared Vision

Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Great leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what their organisation can become. In this article, we explore two key behaviours that help leaders Inspire a Shared Vision

The Leadership Challenge, Part Three - Challenge The Status Quo

Posted: Oct 18, 2016

Challenging the status quo requires some finesse on the leader's part, as a fine balance has to be struck between disrupting and being a team player. In this article, we explore key behaviours that help leaders Challenge the Status Quo.

The Leadership Challenge, Part Four - Encourage The Heart

Posted: Nov 22, 2016

When it comes to motivating people to higher standards of performance, nothing works as powerfully as the recognition of individual effort and achievement. In the fourth part in our series on the Leadership Challenge, we share thoughts on the fundamental of Encourage the Heart

The Leadership Challenge, Part Five - Enable Others to Act

Posted: Dec 13, 2016

By understanding the strengths of the people in their team, and by truly believing in each person's potential, they are confident in enabling others to take control and initiative. In the last part in our series on the Leadership Challenge, we share thoughts on the exemplary behaviour of Enabling Others to Act.

Presence, Gravitas and Personal impact

Posted: Jan 24, 2017

Part of any leader’s toolkit is the ability to have a presence and leave an impact. How you connect with others will say much about your ability to inspire a shared vision, encourage the heart and enable others to act.

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.

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.

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.