Leadership Resources

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How to hire talent

Economists tend to assume organisations will figure out how to get the right people they need to fill vacancies. What if that is wrong? Only about a third of organisations monitor whether their hiring practices lead to good employees, and they spend a... read more

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How to decide who gets to be coached or mentored

Not every executive will benefit from working with a coach or mentor. If you’re the person who decides which leaders get to work with an outside expert, you want to spend your budget wisely. To assess whether a struggling leader is ready for coaching or... read more

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How to make better decisions

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone practiced a little more rational decision-making. Fortunately, research does show that there are things you can do to help make more accurate and reason-based - and less emotion-based and potentially... read more

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How to talk like TED

The 35-year-old ideas conference, which took place in Vancouver last month, has in many ways set the standard for public speaking in the professional world. But what specifically makes a TED talk work? Your idea is everything: If you can’t sum... read more

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How to use your phone less

Many of us rely on our devices for everything from rousing us in the morning to staving off boredom. But there are ways to break the habit. Here are five ways to cut down on phone use Get an alarm clock. Using your phone as an... read more

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How to buy happiness

Money has little effect on happiness. Epicurus said it and modern empirical psychology confirms it. So why do we have so much trouble accepting this? One reason is that the fact that money doesn’t buy us happiness clashes with the obvious fact that it... read more

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How to get things done

A to-do list can help you stay organised and focused, but it can also become overwhelming when it gets too long and you’re not sure what to tackle next. Try keeping three lists - and a calendar. To start off, think about all of the tasks assigned to you... read more

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How to react to criticism

As you lean-into the challenges and new opportunities that come with them, remember that criticism is a natural process of the leadership journey. Since criticism is never easy to handle, keep the following five tips in mind to ensure you handle it... read more

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How to stop procrastination

If you're a chronic procrastinator, you’re familiar with the pain and stress that goes hand in hand with leaving things to the last minute. Even if you want to accomplish or finish a task, you’re likely having trouble getting started in the first place.... read more

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How to mentor a narcissist

Working with a narcissist [someone who believes the world evolves around them] is hard, but mentoring one can be especially challenging. Your instinct as a mentor may be to criticise the narcissist, to put them in their place, but this typically makes a... read more