Leadership Resources

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How to say sorry and mean it

Navigating workplace relationships can be tricky, but repairing them after a blow-up is awkward at best. You’ve had a disagreement with a colleague (perhaps in front of others), but you now realise you were wrong and you need to say sorry. But how? ... read more

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How to make meetings more productive

We are spending too much precious work time attending unproductive meetings. For most leaders and managers, meetings take up at least 20 hours every week; meetings merge into one another, and on it goes. Here are three ways to prevent... read more

Leadership Tip

How to make meetings more productive

We are spending too much precious work time attending unproductive meetings. For most leaders and managers, meetings take up at least 20 hours every week; meetings merge into one another, and on it goes. Here are three ways to prevent... read more

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How to be grateful

Do you ever run out of things to be grateful for? One approach is to adopt the two daily gratitude practices: this morning I am grateful for; and ‘tonight I am grateful for…’. However, over time the answers to these questions can become repetitive. Here... read more

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How to find your clarity

Can you believe we have reached the end of June? The end of the month, and quarter two, serves as an essential checkpoint for our lives. A new month, and quarter, helps us realise the upcoming professional and personal appointments, tasks... read more

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How to fill the void in your resume

Many of us have experienced that awkward pause in an interview when the interviewer asked, "So, tell us about the two-year gap between job X and job Y?" Well, what if we said you didn't have to cringe at that question anymore? Hiring managers have a... read more

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How to handle tough conversations

Do you need to deliver negative feedback to a colleague, performance manage an employee or relay bad news to a client? The trick to it is all in the timing. Here are three tips for planning the conversation: Plan it for early in the day. Our... read more

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How to find the motivation to do things

We’ve all had times when doing a task feels like climbing a mountain. Luckily for you and your team, there are ways to change how you look at the work you have been putting off to get you moving along again. The most effective way to shake off... read more

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How good leaders build trust first

Most leaders today emphasise their competence, strength, and credentials, but none of that matters if people don’t trust you. Win people over with warmth. Here’s how: 1. Use the right tone. Speak with lower pitch and volume. Aim for a tone that... read more

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How to accommodate failing up

Making mistakes at work and still moving up the ranks is often witheringly referred to as ‘failing up’ - the ability to advance in your career; for example: being promoted, finding a better job, being selected as a project lead. Failure is a... read more