Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity

Strengths Based Training and Organisational Positivity One of the techniques we draw on in our leadership courses is strengths-based training. This is a technique that I love because it is focused clearly on the positives. Often, when something stops working in an organisation, people start looking for what is going wrong. With strengths based training we…

Are You Hiding Behind Your Leadership Mask?

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.   Bruce Lee If you are a new leader in the present-day world, you may find it natural to adopt a new identity that will help you hide your vulnerability and uncertainty.  Everyone…

The Future of HR

What is the real future of HR? And what does that mean for leadership in the Human Resources sector? It has long been the responsibility of Human Resources (HR) for finding the right people for their organisations. In addition to recruiting top talent, HR has traditionally been responsible for training and development, as well as…

Leadership is an Attitude

Attitude, not aptitude determines altitude Zig Ziglar A few months ago I was speaking about Leadership and Confidence to 200 University students. It was one of the best days I have had this year. What struck me was not only their commitment to being there, listening and really being involved in the presentation, but their…

Why leaders must be authentic

Authenticity can transform a good leader into a great one as the ability to be authentic in a leadership role can, in turn, foster the development of authenticity in others. You may know leaders who show the opposite traits of authenticity?  They are the leaders who tell people what they want to hear, often saying…

10 Ways to Engage Your Team

10 Ways to Engage Your Team and (more importantly) keep them engaged! “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things…

How to help your Team Learn

Leaders should never stop learning. They should never stop teaching, coaching and mentoring others. I love that about what we do. Why? We help leaders learn to be the best they can be. How? By doing. We might teach, coach, mentor, facilitate and educate – but we also show them, make them practice, have discussions…

Being the Jamie Oliver of Leadership! Do you have a ‘‘why’’?

It’s not something we might spend a lot of time considering but the ‘‘why’’ behind what we do has a major impact on the choices we make and the actions we take. What do I mean by the ‘why’? Simon Sinek describes it as “The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what…

Squashing Those ANTs

Do you have ANTs running freely in your mind? ANTs, or Automatic Negative Thoughts, are dangerous creatures. ANTS are those negative thoughts that always seem to be in the back of your mind, regardless of the situation. ANTs make it impossible to relax and enjoy the moment, because they manage to sniff out the negative…

Workplace Collaboration

Workplace Collaboration Working with Your People, Transforming your Leadership As leaders, if we want our organisations to remain competitive, it’s imperative that we transform them into literal engines that drive increases in efficiency, productivity and innovation. In the past, leaders achieved results simply by controlling their resources and their people. This type of leadership, controlling…