Book Reviews: The Master Coach

Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations by Gregg Thompson Great leaders are great coaches. They understand that developing the skills, talents and mindsets of their people is a vital part of their jobs as leaders. However, the concept of coaching can also be confusing. Early in his excellent how-to book, The Master […]
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The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People: It’s About You

Do you have someone at work who consistently triggers you? Doesn't listen? Takes credit for work you've done? Wastes your time with trivial issues? Acts like a know-it-all? Can only talk about himself? Constantly criticises? Our core emotional need is to feel valued and valuable. When we don't, it's deeply unsettling, a challenge to our […]
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Top Five Communication Skills For Project Managers

Research among project managers globally identifies top communication skills for leading teams. Leading people - the experiential side of project management - is as important as task-based skills according to project managers in Europe, the Middle East, India, America and Australasia. In recent research, they said that communication is a critical skill for project success, […]
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The Toxic Relationships to Avoid in the Workplace

Most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they’re a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness. In a study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behaviour at work. The study found that toxic relationships negatively influence employees and their organizations in nine notable ways: […]
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Being a Better Leader – What Research Can Teach Us

Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of the problem. When it comes to politicians, fingers are often pointed at the leaders of political parties […]
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Book Reviews: How to Be a Brilliant Thinker

Paul Sloane’s latest book about the ways we think provides a marvellous boost to the brain. Filled with research, puzzles, jokes and brainteasers, How to Be a Brilliant Thinker challenges readers while teaching them a variety of easy ways to redirect their thinking into more productive areas. It also takes the science of cognition out […]
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Leaders: You Can’t (and Shouldn’t Have to) Lead Alone

Traditional leadership has been hierarchical, but this one-size-fits-all method isn’t always the best solution. That’s where tag-team leadership comes in.  At Micron, an international memory and storage solutions company, leadership in the systems solution department is fluid. When a project is identified, one person takes the lead, organizes timelines and meetings, and drives the cross-functional […]
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