Leadership Resources

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How to be satisfied at work

What is it that makes a job satisfying? Salary? Title? Perks? Following your passion? Countless studies show these kinds of rewards don’t keep us motivated for long. Once your basic needs are met, people don’t report being any happier or less stressed as... read more

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How to get people’s attention

With people being constantly bombarded with requests, it can be tough to get your colleagues’ attention. That’s why it’s important to cut to the chase about what you need someone to do, when, and why. Whether you’re sending an email, making a... read more

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How to make one-on-one meetings more effective

A one-on-one meeting with a direct report can often feel more stressful and disorganised than it needs to be. A few simple steps can make such meetings more productive and collaborative: Pay attention. Turn off your phone and... read more

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How to make direct feedback part of your routine

Many managers and leaders don’t give effective feedback because they’re simply pressed for time. There are three ways to make this easier - for you and your direct reports: Create a standard way in. Reduce the time you spend... read more

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How to check in on your emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence can be strengthened over time with commitment and discipline. But those who most need to develop it often realise that too late. So here are some telltale signs that you need to work on your emotional intelligence:... read more

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How to give more – one person at a time

What would the world be like if everyone tried to give more than he or she took? People would change. It is difficult for a healthy person to keep receiving from others without giving something back. Out of abundance comes generosity. Give... read more

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How to build trust with your Type A boss

It's not easy working under high performers. While Type A bosses are driven and successful, they're also demanding and more likely to micromanage. But you can improve your relationship, and make your job more enjoyable. Speak up. If you... read more

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How to stop being busy

We're all too busy - and we're proud of it. We want to do it all, have it all, and achieve it all. It's no wonder why we backdoor-brag about being swamped: it's code for being successful and important. But in the long run, all this motion leads to... read more

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How to boost employee engagement

If you can increase the level of engagement in your organisation, you'll likely see the productivity of your workforce rise, too. And almost any organisation can foster greater engagement if leaders: Talk about the company’s impact, not just... read more

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How to keep your meetings on track

When someone derails a meeting, it’s easy to assume that they’re the problem and the solution is to rein them in - but your assumptions may also be off-track. For smoother meetings, try these techniques. Define what will be covered. If... read more