The carrot or the stick?

For decades organisations have focused on the power of reward and punishment as a way to get their people moving in the right direction.  You’ve probably seen it in action. The rewards: “If you meet the deadline I’ll let shout you lunch,” “Get this done by 2 o’clock and you can knock off early” or “If you do…

The Best Leaders Put Others First

Within some corporate structures, the leader is at the top of the pyramid, on higher rung than others, without peer. The financial bottom line can make these structures appear successful and model-worthy at first, but their profit is gained at the expense of the well being of everyone else who makes up the organisation. Typically,…

The 250 Most Influential Women Leaders

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Stress, Sleep and the Brain – Neuroleadership Summit Blog Part 2

One of the presenters at the Neuroleadership Summit was Dr Jessica Payne, Director of the sleep, stress and memory lab at the University Notre Dame.  She discussed MPG – the importance of Moderate stress, Positive effect and Good sleep in developing brain stamina. Most of our leaders are working under stress but how is it affecting their performance and decision making? The…

Power of the Mix

Men and women are different – physically of course this is obvious – but what is not so obvious from first glance is the difference in the brain’s form and function between the two.  As a leader it is important to understand this fact because the power of your team lies in the mix of…

Organisational culture and its effect on business performance

Organizational culture is more often than not something which is unplanned. It develops over time as a reflection of the way managers and teams learn to do things.  It reflects behaviors, routines, and standards that have come to be seen as preferred. As organizations grow the culture starts to change and often not for the…

New Leaders In the Business

Mr. John Smith is new to XYZ Limited, having been recruited from an almost identical company, and successfully attaining the role of team leader. John is enthusiastic and passionate. He believes he knows the job inside out already, and is keen to increase productivity and reduce costs straight up to prove he was the right…