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DISC Profile in Leadership Development


Successful leadership relies on the ability to influence others' behaviour in order to accomplish an objective. The ability to influence others is greatly enhanced by training on a behavioural model. New to the DISC profile? Read an introduction here.

Oct 22, 2012

Topics: Leadership- DISC Profile

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The Most Important Leadership Ability

If there were a single most important ability for leadership success, which someone asked you to pick and then summarise in a tweet, what would you say?

Aug 13, 2012

Topics: Leadership- Emotional Intelligence- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The 15 Most Popular Leadership & Management Books


This took a lot longer to put together than our regular type of blog post. We used Google (the most popular search engine) and Amazon (the most popular online book retailer) to try and work out which leadership and management books are most popular.

Mar 20, 2012

Topics: Leadership

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What is the Crucial Skill for Tomorrows Leaders


Harvard Business School asked 8 leadership experts to answer the question: "What is the single most important skill that the leaders of the future will need?" 

Mar 12, 2012

Topics: Leadership

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Why do we have so few Female Leaders

In this popular TED Talk, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions and has 3 core messages for women aiming for the C-Suite.

Mar 8, 2012

Topics: Leadership

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The No. 1 Responsibility of a Leader: Trust


"I contend that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust is not only vital to our personal and interpersonal well-being; it is the key leadership competency of the new global economy." - Stephen M. R. Covey

Feb 7, 2012

Topics: Leadership

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Is Having an Asshole Boss Really that Bad

The question "Is having an asshole for a boss really that bad?" was posed by this article written by a US colleague. The answer, just in case you were in any doubt, is yes, it really is bad.

Feb 6, 2012

Topics: Leadership- Emotional Intelligence- DISC Profile

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Enron: Illustrating the Leadership-Engagement Link

In this series, we are talking about 6 key drivers that come up time and again in the research on employee engagement. This is part of #4: Good Company Leadership.

Sep 28, 2011

Topics: Leadership- Employee Engagement

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