Leadership: Is It Born or Made?

It’s the age-old question that comes back to nature vs nurture – is leadership something you are born with, or is it something you can develop? Research estimates just over a third of leadership behavior can be attributed to genetic factors[1]. This supports other in-depth studies which have found stable personality traits (e.g. sociability & conscientiousness) can…
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Trust & Leadership

In an era defined by declining trust in institutions (e.g. politicians, banks, government), we seem to be maintaining comparatively strong trust with our leaders at work. The Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of people globally trust their employer to do what's right. Whether or not this trust is misplaced remains to be seen, however the importance of trust…
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PREPARE, MEASURE, INITIATE. Steps for executing Leadership Development and Training

Over the last few years the worrying statistics that keep coming out of the large research companies is that the majority of organizations are not opening up leadership development and training to employees below the executive suite. Currently only 5% of organizations actively develop and invest in leadership capability below the executive leadership team. What…
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Creating A Culture of Feedback

Communication, communication, communication………if there is one thing that has stayed constant is that internal organisational communication is an area that employees want improved, no matter how good you currently are at it. One of the key areas of demand is Employee Feedback. This includes employee performance feedback, employee attitude feedback and anonymous 360 feedback to…
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“Managers of Millennials” – Listen Up!

If you are reading this then you are probably either a millennial or you manage millennials! Millennials now make up the largest segment of the workforce, and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this will rise to 75 percent by 2030. If you are a millennial, then this article may not resonate with…
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Tips For A Successful 360 Debrief Process

Once an individual has completed a 360 survey it is recommended that their manager conducts a debrief session in order to facilitate the development of an effective Leadership Action Plan. 360 feedback surveys are one of the most powerful self-development programs for experienced and aspiring leaders, but to be most effective the self-respondent needs to…
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Welcome to the 21st Century – Start Developing Your Digital Leadership

Nearly every part of business now relies on technology, data and analytics to maximise performance, so it makes sense that digital leadership is the next mountain to climb for business owners and managers. So what is Digital Leadership? Simply, digital leadership is the strategic use of organisational digital assets to maximise business performance and achieve…
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Effective Leadership Relies on 3 Key Competencies

The imperative outcome for any 360 feedback process is to help individuals identify their strengths and development areas within an organization. When done correctly it can also open up trust within a team and create a culture of accountability. In order to make the most out of 360 leadership surveys you need to ensure that…
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What is 360 Feedback?

What is 360 Feedback? 360 degree feedback is a process that allows employees to get reviews from their colleagues. The process involves managers, peers, direct reports and in some cases clients completing a questionnaire which evaluates areas such as leadership, people management and execution. The 360 feedback surveys are given confidentially and anonymously and the…
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The ROI of People: Measuring the ROI of 360 Performance Appraisals

It is a reality in business that senior managers want to, and should make sure all their business operations are producing a positive Return on Investment (ROI). This requirement should also include the people in which the company invests its time and money to hire, train and develop for the growth and success of the…
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