Employee Engagement Through Leadership

Nurturing Performance with Open Communications Any leader knows that in order to gain optimum performance from employees, they need to feel listened to. Simply providing instructions and expecting quality work is the wrong way to motivate, as job mentality becomes one of being told to do something instead of having confidence in ability. More often…

Does Your Executive Assistant Need Leadership Skills?

A fantastic executive or personal assistant to a CEO, or high-achieving entrepreneur, is a gatekeeper as much as an assistant – someone who needs high-level skills in identifying priorities and resource allocation. It’s not an exaggeration to say that an executive is only as good as the assistant who supports them. Does this kind of…

Do you REALLY listen to your team?

“The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.”— Woodrow Wilson We all have the ability to listen but not everyone uses that skill.  We’re often too busy working out our reply before the speaker has even finished with his words. Neuroscience shows us that while hearing is relatively simple, listening…

Do You Have a Leadership Game Plan?

If you think about it, being a leader is not much different from being the captain of a sporting team. Whatever your team sport, be it football, basketball, or athletics, you are still, essentially, a fundamental component of the team. Unlike a coach, you’re not sitting on the sidelines, giving directions and demanding results. You’re…

Designing Leadership Learning – Neuroleadership Summit Blog Part 3

When it comes to designing learning experiences we need to know how to make certain that the learning is understood and retained once the training program has ended.  David Rock presented the AGES model as a tool which will help make learning “sticky”. A stands for Attention.  It seems logical that we are more likely to…

How to Resolve Conflict in Your Team

Despite a leader’s best intentions, it’s impossible to avoid conflict. Great leaders are never satisfied with maintaining the status quo. Instead, they push their teams improved performance. As agents of change, leaders should naturally expect to encounter push back and outright resistance from time to time. So, what do you need to know about conflict…

Connect and Lead Through Relationships

Striving to be a good leader is something we all do on a daily basis and, as the pressure mounts to be continually innovative, leaders are looking for alternative ideas. However, did you know the connections you make with your team can be the difference between a good leader and a great one? Think about…

Building a Pipeline to Gender Equality (Free Ebooks!)

We know about the glass ceiling, and how that is or was, considered a barrier to women achieving their career and leadership goals, but what else is blocking the pipeline to female leadership? It’s easy to blame breaks in employment due to having children and going on maternity leave, but these pauses don’t need to…

Brain Breaks

This morning I was running late, it was raining and was racing to chair a Leadership Summit. My brain was overwhelmed, distracted and I was doing 3 things at once. And you guessed it, I lost focus and drove into the curb and massive FLAT TYRE! UGH! Slow down you move too fast, got to…