Why The Best Leaders Make Love Their Top Priority

This week I interview Matt Tenney onlove and leadership. In his inspiring TED talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it’s actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

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3 Simple Steps Leaders Can Take To Improve Their Thinking Skills

When one of the people I respect the most in the leadership world accepts my invitation to do a guest post in The Leader’s Digest, it makes me pretty chuffed.  So this is me, pretty chuffed indeed, introducing this week’s guest author, Tanveer Naseer! Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, award-winning leadership writer, author,…

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Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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7 Top Tips For Igniting Better Leadership

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learned this year. When it comes to leadership, I keep coming back to seven foundational principles. Whether it’s through my coaching practice, in researching in the subject or in my own bumbling experiences in being a manager, the same…

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9 Missing Ingredients Of Successful Leadership

What strikes me almost every day in my coaching practice, is how heavily the following traits are valued in organisations: Action Doing Competitive drive Goal focus Intellectual fortitude The logic. The linear. The analytical. And this is a good thing. After all, these activities do contribute to productivity and results. But, I’m starting to get a bit…

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8 Tips For Managing Non-Performance

If you’re a leader within an organisation, chances are there’s someone in your team who just ‘aint cuttin’ the mustard in some way right now. You know you have to deal with it, but it’s a tricky, sticky, icky situation; one which might be easier to leave for a rainy day. Or a sunny day. Or any other…

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Wagging 101 For Leaders

If you’ve got a little rebel in you, then you’ve come to the right place. Actually, I think most of us have a wild child within us – even if it’s only unleashed on the odd occasion. In fact, I think giving our responsible and sensible selves a holiday every now and then can be a…

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5 Things Leaders Should Never Do

When mastering a new skill, in addition to focussing on what to do, it can also be helpful to be mindful of what NOT to do. When it comes to effective leadership, being aware of behaviour patterns and traits to avoid can be useful – not only for our own personal development, but for the…

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