Leadership Resources

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How to foster a sense of purpose

We all want to find meaning in what we do. As a leader, you can help your team foster this inner sense of purpose by asking them a few simple questions: What are you good at? What do you take on because you believe you’re the best person to do... read more

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How to make your work feel more purposeful

It’s too easy to allow entire days to pass by in a blur, without being able to articulate what you’ve actually done. One of the most effective tactics for staying focused and productive is to bring purpose to each moment of your work. To give your job a... read more

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How to evaluate your relationships

The best way to begin building authentic relationships is to map out your current relationships. This involves sitting down with a piece of paper and creating a map of each person with whom you have a working relationship. Do a quick assessment of... read more

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How to be a strategic leader

The most effective leaders are able to execute the core of their business while remaining open to trends in the market and adapting to meet them. Being strategic in this way requires that you balance two traits. Consistency: Work hard and show... read more

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How to set goals you will want to accomplish

It is unlikely that you will make progress on your professional development goals if they feel like a chore. Instead of focusing on things you should do, choose one or two areas of focus that align with what really matters to you. Ask... read more

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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