Leadership Resources

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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

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How to make workplace changes

People often find change really disconcerting, especially at work. You’ll often hear the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to argue against tweaks as small as moving desks or as big as introducing a new process. So how can you get your colleagues... read more

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How to wake up early

It’s one of the most agreed upon methods of productivity, and yet many of us simply can’t force ourselves to start our day sooner. Yet the benefits are undeniable. Numerous studies have concluded that participants who woke up earlier reported decreased... read more

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How to succeed in a new job

If have you started a new job remotely in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, you may be feeling hesitant about the return of in-person working. How should you interact with colleagues you’ve only met by email? What time does everyone arrive and leave... read more

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How to avoid blunders when overwhelmed

People who feel overwhelmed often “double down” on behaviours that can make their situations appear worse. There are a series of steps people should take instead of employing their default behaviours, isolating themselves, not seeking help and thinking... read more

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How to deal with a manager who is stealing your thunder

It’s easy to fall in the shadow of your manager at work, given that they often have more concrete and established relationships with senior leaders. This can mean your manager becoming the face of the projects you are working on, which will impact your... read more

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How to build a better morning routine

A good morning routine can help you be productive for the rest of the day. Many try to get much of their work done by 09:00, while some prefer getting their meetings out of their way early in the day so they can then hit the ground running.... read more