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How to deal with a Blame Culture at Work

  Shifting the blame onto others is inherent in our DNA. It’s something everyone must tussle with daily because it satisfies one of the most important and basic human needs that we all have, and that is to protect ourselves from harm. Removing the blame…

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Top 7 Leadership Trends for 2023

  For all the managers out there, here’s seven leadership trends to consider for 2023. We work with thousands of managers each year and we’re very blessed to get to see the inside, behind the scenes working and activities of hundreds of learning and development…

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What Are The Benefits Of Equality And Diversity In The Workplace?

  In today’s modern society, confirming what the benefits of equality and diversity are in the workplace might sound obvious and silly. However, we should remind ourselves why we must constantly strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workplace and the benefits it can bring…

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What is Self-Leadership and why is it important?

  What are you like at leading yourself? Does it come naturally, or do you prefer to be led? It’s not a right or wrong answer, it’s a preference. You might be thinking that you’d like to take your own leadership into your hands and…

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What is the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Management Model? (With examples)

Conflict. It’s an inevitable part of any workplace, and none of us can escape it. Some of it is important for the learning and growth process if it’s resolved healthily. Other forms of conflict are caused by bad apples and must be handled with in…

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What’s the difference between Coaching and Mentoring?

  You could easily be forgiven for being confused about the differences between coaching and mentoring. After all, both these terms refer to one-to-one supportive learning where a less experienced individual benefits from the insights of a more senior person. It also doesn’t help that…

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What’s The Best Definition of Leadership?

  What does leadership mean to you? It’s a key question that we ask on our Leadership Development Training Programmes. Leadership seems to mean many different things to different people. Everyone has an opinion on what makes a good leader. This may be, in part,…

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The Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing Model

  With any group endeavour there are stages to work through before the team learns to cohere and work effectively together. It’s common-sense that we can’t expect a collection of disparate personalities who haven’t worked together before to immediately form an effective and unified whole.…

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15 Essential Mentoring Skills

  As a manager you will have an important and unique role in not only getting results for your department and company, but also in developing the skill sets, the knowledge, and the responsibilities of your team members. And today, one of the most important…

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What’s the Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership?

  Much is written about emotional intelligence. In fact, a quick Google search of the term reveals over 40 million results! It’s clearly a concept with a lot of traction, and it’s increasingly valued within a leadership context. In this article we’ll look at what…

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Powerful Appreciative Inquiry Questions For Positive Change

  How do most organisations approach change? In our experience, most are driven to change because of current circumstances that don’t support their future goals, objectives, or vision. In other words, they react or respond to the situations they face and then drive the changes…

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What Is The GROW Coaching Model? (With Examples To Help)

  Managers are many things. They are employees, employers, supervisors, teammates, and coaches. They answer to their superiors, partners, and clients, but most of all, they are responsible for the productivity and loyalty of their team. A true leader is a coach that is invested…

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