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How much of the time are we simply reacting to the environment as opposed to demonstrating adaptive leadership? Good leaders are obviously very rational - aren’t they? Many leaders will consider themselves to be logical and rational thinkers however contemporary neuroscience is starting to reveal a somewhat...

The recent 2015 Global Human Capital Survey (Bersin) highlights culture, engagement, leadership and learning and development as the major priorities for HR over the next year. The same survey comments that organisations are currently least prepared in these areas for the challenges ahead. All these...

Don’t you find that leadership learning at work is a very hit and miss affair? Some leaders seem to embrace new experiences and grow from them. Others seem inflexible and less predisposed to learn anything new. In changing times, embracing new learning is important for leader’s...

I was reflecting on a leadership workshop we ran last week where the topic was about dealing with people with difficult personalities. One of the most common types highlighted by the group were what they called “Negatives” you know the “Nay Sayers” the glass is...

Have you ever been taken through a presentation, powerpoint after powerpoint slide and found yourself being internally distracted by a growing internal voice getting louder and louder – “What is your main point?” It is alas a human truth that there is no correlation between the...

We know that dealing with imposed change is hard at an individual human brain level and our unconscious response is generally to resist. Graham Hart and Ruth Donde explain how leaders can help to create a ‘towards’ state and help manage change for all stakeholders. Most global...

So who really is in the learning driver’s seat? I have been reflecting on this lately based on some past events. Many of you will have seen on the news some time ago, the amazing school that has opened in Christchurch. The footage featured images of...

How many people work in your organisation? Well, if the research is to be believed, the answer is about half of them. Our Denise recently went to a session on Employee Engagement. Here are some of her thoughts: “I recently went along to a session on Employee Engagement....