10 Ways to Engage and Connect With Your Team

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Great leaders don’t just manage employees; they make sure employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work. Overlooking these principles can result in disengagement, loss of valuable employees, increased anxiety and poor decision making, among others.  By not engaging with your employees, you could be missing out on key benefits that can contribute…

12 Ways to Spot Ineffective Leadership

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We have been asked on many occasions “is there a simple test that can quickly determine an executive’s leadership ability?” The short answer is yes, but keep in mind, simple and fast aren’t always the same thing as effective. There are a plethora of diagnostic tests, profiles, evaluations, and assessments that offer insights into leadership…

6 Ways to Deal With Your Most Irritating Colleagues

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We’ve probably all been there when it comes to having an annoying co-worker. You know — that one co-worker who is either overly arrogant, lazy, or talks your ear off? Even if you consider yourself an easy-going person to work with, you’ve probably encountered that one colleague who drives you up your cubicle walls. After…

How to Give Negative Feedback Respectfully

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It’s not easy finding the perfect balance as a manager. You want to be the “nice guy”, the great boss that cares about their employees’ happiness, health, work-life balance, etc. But you also need to make sure that the team is functioning at 100 percent, and sometimes this requires giving negative and constructive feedback. Why…

9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money

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The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills any manager or leader can possess. After many years of delivering leadership and management programmes for some of the region’s most successful companies it’s interesting that many of them tell us that in today’s austere times there are more important things you can do…

7 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Month

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Companies that want to achieve continuous growth need to create a culture of continuous feedback. The whole team should be working together to help make the company better. As smart as most leaders are, if they’re the only ones making decisions, the company won’t be nearly as successful as ones that actively encourage employees to…