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Should We? Top 9 Reasons to Hire a Head of Remote Work

It’s an interesting sign of the post-pandemic focus on distributed teams that leading tech companies are hiring C-suite and senior level roles dedicated to remote work. 

Mar 16, 2021

Topics: Leadership- Recruitment & Selection- Future of Work

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Traits of a Great Manager According to Google Researchers

Managers still matter. With more than a decade of research, Project Oxygen at Google has shown that the qualities that make managers great have grown and evolved along with the company. Anyone interested in leadership should be interested in what follows.

Nov 23, 2020

Topics: Leadership

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How to Engage My Stakeholders Virtually

Engaging stakeholders is different virtually compared to face-to-face. So much of the relationship between you and a stakeholder hinges on trust and communication, and it may be “unfamiliar territory” if you’re building a new virtual relationship with a stakeholder.

Sep 22, 2020

Topics: Leadership- Future of Work

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In a Nutshell: 6 Primal Leadership Styles

The Six Primal Leadership Styles, Six Emotional Leadership Styles, Six Resonant Leadership Styles, or sometimes referred to simply as Goleman’s Leadership Styles is a notable framework in the literature on organisational leadership and emotional intelligence...

Nov 12, 2019

Topics: Leadership- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The 8 Most Common Leadership Styles

Every leader has a distinct style of leadership that helps to differentiate that person from other leaders. In a recent article on HubSpot by Braden Becker, he discusses 8 unique leadership styles, what they are, how they differ and their relative effectiveness. Leaders would be keen to figure out where you fall on this list, and is it where you truly want to be? 

Jul 1, 2019

Topics: Leadership

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DISC Myth: Only High Ds Can Lead

DISC is a popular profiling tool and a method for analysing behaviour that has been in use for many decades and in more than 90 countries, backed by a number of rigorous scientific validation studies.

Apr 30, 2019

Topics: Leadership- DISC Profile

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The Human Capital Factors That Drive Stock Performance

If someone told you the way to make money on the stock market is to focus on the companies that are nicest to their employees without taking into account any company financials, you’d probably and understandably be a little sceptical, but “invest in human decency” is at least partially the premise that’s driving the stellar success of one hedge fund, Irrational Capital.

Dec 10, 2018

Topics: Leadership- Human Resources

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4 Great Leadership Lessons - From 4 Great Female Mentors


What can we learn from the courages female characters on the silver screen? Quite a lot - especially when it comes to understanding oneself. Here is some of the best leadership advice (across film and TV), delivered by great female mentors.

Sep 7, 2017

Topics: Leadership

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