Leadership

The Essential Traits of Intelligent Leaders

The Essential Traits of Intelligent Leaders

Intelligent leaders have confronted and analysed their fears and concerns. They no longer let such things unconsciously trigger emotional and reactionary decision-making behaviours from within them. They use mindfulness to be aware of every moment and every minute decision that flows from being alert to capture every thought they have and then constructively craft every […]

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The Curious Leader

The Curious Leader

While a business has a purpose of delivering a service or product and the employees are expected to contribute to this purpose for successful outcomes, not all employees present at work ready for success. An unskilled leader will assume that their concept of success and what it takes to achieve success is the same as […]

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What Employers Look For In A Leader VS What Team Members Look For In Their Leader

What Employers Look For In A Leader VS What Team Members Look For In Their Leader

Research of more than 1,300 Australian professionals found: Employers ranked the top two leadership traits as ‘strong work ethic’ and ‘record of success’ however employees ranked the importance of these leadership traits as ninth and eleventh respectively; Employees ranked the leadership traits of communication and team building as second and third in importance compared to […]

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What Employers Look For In A Leader v What Team Members Look For In Their Leader

What Employers Look For In A Leader VS What Team Members Look For In Their Leader

Research (see below for link) of more than 1,300 Australian professionals found:Employers ranked the top two leadership traits as ‘strong work ethic’ and ‘record of success’ however employees ranked the importance of these leadership traits as ninth and eleventh respectively;Employees ranked the leadership traits of communication and team building as second and third in importance […]

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Insights on Neuroscience and Servant Leadership – Interview with Charles Caldwell Pt 2

Neuroscience

Recently we published a post from an interview with Charles Caldwell, Director of Human Resources for the Hong Kong English Schools Foundation. The topic of that interview was managing change. Today I continue my discussion with Charles with a focus on neuroscience and the role of servant leadership in the modern organisation.I enjoyed hearing about […]

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Effective Communications In The Workplace

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Would you like your managers to communicate more effectively? 85% of conflict is not really conflict but issues arising out of poor communications. To minimise the occurrence of this ‘type of conflict’, we recommend managers are trained in the art of using a ‘precision communication’ model. Precision communication model A precision communication model aims to […]

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Performance appraisals and constructive feedback – are you stopping your workers from shining for you?

PerformanceAppraisal

Leadership development consultancy, Zenger/Folkman, were analysing 360 evaluations when working with the top three levels of management in a multinational company and wondered if the evident bias of some managers to consistently rate their direct reports higher or lower than the average  had any effect on the performance on their staff. The results showed:

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