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With the challenging business landscape becoming more disruptive, with multiple balls in the air to juggle such as people, change, technology, strategy, hybrid working and constant innovation it’s no wonder many leaders are managing their teams instead of leading them. Many leaders and teams are, feeling time poor, skill stretched, isolated, adjusting to new ways
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With all the management tools and theories available, you’d think we’d have management down to an exact science. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The largest Gallup survey of employee engagement showed that 87 percent of staff are not engaged, which, needless to say, is a huge drain on productivity. The number one reason staff gave?
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The biggest danger facing an accomplished CEO isn’t another lockdown, competition or technological obsolescence. The looming threat, which is a product of success, is CEO Syndrome: the externally-inflated ego that leads a CEO to be certain of their own judgment and allows them to self-insulate from honest feedback and diversity of opinion. Fred, our prototype
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Just like money, our time and capacity are finite.  Good money managers understand this fact and weigh the opportunity cost of their investment decisions in the context of their clients’ goals.  Likewise, leaders who create new markets, new industry standards, or new levels of performance understand the principle of missed opportunity.  The cost of their
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Education reflects the social, political and cultural patterns of society. What we are taught and how we are taught it greatly influences our ideas and how we express them through life. Across cultures, tutoring styles may combine multiple approaches or rely on one main methodology. These approaches are guided by the social and cultural determinants
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In many companies, executive compensation is determined or negotiated according to an established compensation structure that is derived from their talent acquisition and retention strategy which in turn is driven by their business goals. Typically, a company would identify key growth indicators and ensure that each key executive’s incentives are aligned with company success. However,
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As a leader, you are driven, goal-orientated and aspire to more. By leading yourself, you lead your team and your organization. You have identified your goal, are ready to accomplish it, believe you can, know you have that can-do attitude and you start doing it. BUT what happens when your employees procrastinate…? It stops you
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Less than a decade ago many economic players pronounced the triumph of global marketing. Governments encouraged market-based decision rules of economic games. Those who invoked benefits of government planning and state monopolies rapidly encountered substantial public doubt. Ten years is a long time for firms and their customers. Conditions have changed. Back then, competitive market
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The passions that divisive political and social issues invoke are making their way into all aspects of our lives — including the workplace.  For business leaders managing teams with differing views, growing tensions can have a significant impact on team morale, productivity and performance. But, at the same time, it’s important for employees to feel
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