Archive | February, 2016

How to create a Culture of Innovation

How to create a Culture of Innovation Companies nowadays are continuously looking for ways to beat their competitors, with innovation being viewed by many business leaders as providing one of the keys to success.  Innovation involves being adaptable and willing to change, as well as being creative; some people are naturally creative and open to […]

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How to develop Emotional Intelligence

How to develop Emotional Intelligence Much research has been conducted on what makes a successful leader or manager with Emotional Intelligence being one of the most common competencies associated with effective management and leadership.  Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, understand, and manage our own moods and feelings and those of other people. It […]

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What should Leadership Development involve?

What should Leadership Development involve?   Nowadays being a business leader is more complex than ever, with juggling priorities including how to scale/disrupt/innovate, how to embrace the digital era and remain technologically secure, how to cope with a fluctuating share price and manage shareholders; in addition there are concerns about how to retain and increase […]

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How to have the Difficult Conversations

How to have the Difficult Conversations One of the most common challenges for leaders and managers is how to have a difficult conversation, either with their own line manager, or with their direct reports and team members. What tends to happen is the subject or issue is avoided, the manager procrastinates, the issue worsens, and […]

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Why Coaching is so effective

Why Coaching is so effective     As we approach the start of the 6 Nations Rugby Championship, the pressure once again will be on the Coaches, as well as the players, especially with two new Coaches to watch in England and France.  And again parallels will be drawn between Rugby and business regarding leadership, teamwork, and transferable […]

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