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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Why Brainstorming Sessions Flop – And 8 Ways to Make Them Fly

If you think brainstorming sessions are a waste of time, you’re right…when they’re not run properly…which is most of the time. Do any of these sound familiar? Only a couple of people are talking and the rest of the group are standing around looking at the floor, staying schtum. John from engineering is bickering with…

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Leading Change? Expert Advice on How To Get There In One Piece

If you’re trying to change your team or company’s culture, take some deep breaths, buckle up, and get your grown-up pants on. You’ll probably want to play the ‘phone a friend’ card while you’re at it too. Leading transformation ain’t for the faint-hearted. In fact, if the process of “trying to change the way things…

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How The All Blacks Management Aced Collaborative Leadership

Today’s post was written by my Comms manager and the other half of The Leader’s Digest, Amy Cunningham. Amy is a blogging and social media pro – if you need help establishing a personal or business blog, or want to build your social media presence, she’s your girl!  It’s been an exciting week for executive coaches…

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The Hardest Change Of All

Today’s guest poster is Martin Fenwick, Director of Altris Ltd and principle of theCHANGEfactor. His book, The Change Factor, is available right here and is an easy read for those leading through change. Anyone who is familiar with John Kotters’ definition of leadership will know leaders make changes – whereas managers maintain stability. The struggle to do…

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How To Turn Irritation Into Inspiration

We usually view states like dissatisfaction, frustration and exasperation as negative. Admittedly,  they are not as pleasant to experience as their opposites. The thing is… When you’re feeling satisfied, you lose the impetus to look for opportunities. Dissatisfaction is beneficial to the creative process. That annoying itch can inspire action. [Tweet “If you want to change,…

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Why Your Team Fear You – And How To Change It

Why your team fear you and what to do about it, The Leader's Digest

Your team is more scared of you than you think. Let me rephrase that. They are more cautious, more reluctant, more reticent to share with you what they reeeaaaally think, than you think they are. Even if you’re more approachable than mama’s sweet apple pie, you’re not as approachable as you might think. Your team members are ALWAYS…

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