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How Leadership Has Changed

The information in this article is based on published research carried out by Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)… The way the priority and the focus on leadership has changed is a function of how organizational and leadership thinking has evolved over the last 30 years or so. To illustrate the difference, we contrast across various […]

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Giving Feedback The Right Way

What happens in people’s brains when they receive feedback? It’s hard for human beings to feel they are wrong and it is even harder for them to hear that from others. There is a primal, psychological reason for this. Our brains view criticism as a threat to our survival. Because our brains are ready to […]

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9 Key Soft Skills To Work On

When you think about self-development or development of a team in terms of soft skills, there are 9 key soft skills that one can consider to be essential and that are usually missing from many executives. These soft skills are spread across 3 categories – professionalism, critical thinking and followership… (more…)

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Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Few people in history attract the kind of respect, admiration and love that Abraham Lincoln attracts. You don’t have to be an American to be in awe of this man. People all around the world have heard of him and know why he is considered to be perhaps the greatest President of the United States […]

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Adaptive Leadership

Ronald Heifetz teaches the most popular class at the most popular graduate school in the US, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of several books on leadership and proposes a kind of leadership that has come to be known as Adaptive Leadership. Here are some of the key ideas about Adaptive Leadership… […]

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People Management – 4 Key Steps

Probably the single most important element in people management is to enhance employee engagement. According to a survey done by Gallup USA, only 28% of U.S. employees are engaged. So what are the other 72% doing? Imagine the impact of this on the bottom-line performance of organizations… (more…)

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Give Constructive Feedback

You can download here a tool that provides some tips on how to give constructive feedback to improve your human resources management as well as the motivation and performance of your employees. You may adapt it to your business needs and employment conditions. Click the image below to access the web link:     Interested in […]

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Lean Thinking Principles

Lean thinking principles essentially consist of a five-step thought process proposed by Womack and Jones in 1996 to guide managers through a process of lean transformation. Lean thinking is equally applicable in manufacturing (enhancing quality and reducing waste), in entrepreneurial startups where being lean and thinking lean are essential for survival and in large enterprises […]

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Double Your Productivity

Based on a blog article by Robin Sharma. In a blog article, author and leadership guru Robin Sharma shares 17 tips to double your productivity. In a typical day, there are so many distractions at home and at work that some kind of deliberate strategy is needed to maintain and improve productivity. This extract summarizes what […]

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Why an MBA is Still Valuable – 5 Reasons

More than a decade of research conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global nonprofit council of business schools and creator of the GMAT exam, reveals two truths – business school graduates are highly employable and credit their degrees for the opportunity to advance in their careers. Why an MBA? Below are five […]

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