Leadership Resources

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How to ensure praise overshadows criticism

When you get feedback from your line manager or a colleague, it’s tempting to focus on the criticism. After all, that’s where you need to focus if you want to improve. But dwelling on the negative can be debilitating. You also need to make sure you hear... read more

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How to determine if you should confront a colleague

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re having problems working with a colleague. Should you confront the issue head-on, or is it better to stay quiet? Ask yourself these questions to decide the best way forward: Does your short- or long-... read more

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How to eradicate complacency

There is no place for complacency in today's business environment. If your team or organisation becomes fat and happy with success, there is a good chance bad times are on the horizon. Complacency or, in other words, comfort with the status quo, can... read more

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How to reverse a conversational meltdown

Conversational meltdowns are far more reversible than they feel when temperatures rise. The basic principle behind any intervention is to interrupt the dance of death. The goal is to slow participants from generating new evidence to confirm mutual... read more

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How to ace that interview

The first few moments of your interview can have a decisive impact on how well the rest of it goes. My research has shown there are four main errors people make when trying to make a good impression in job interviews. Don’t brag. It’s... read more

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How to make better decisions faster

Decision-making overload is a common experience among managers. But you can process choices more efficiently and achieve better outcomes by using a checklist. Write down five goals that will be impacted by the decision. This helps you avoid the... read more

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How to be more mindful during the day

Many of us operate on autopilot at work, but the ability to maintain focus and concentration is a crucial skill. The good news is you can build this skill by incorporating mindfulness exercises into your day. When you wake up, spend two... read more

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How to kick your bad habits

Every one of us has a career-limiting bad habit. Whether it’s weak interpersonal skills, a tendency to procrastinate, or good-but-not-great technical prowess, one of the biggest impediments to our upward mobility is a habit we can’t get rid of. But a few... read more

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How to make work meaningful

Effective leaders try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices: Lead individuals, not just teams. When you’re under pressure, you can forget that employees have... read more

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How get your team to think positively during uncertain times

With the political climate in the in the state it's in, encouraging your employees to think positively may make you look foolish and insensitive. Yet, focusing your employees on what they can do rather than what they cannot do will lead to better... read more