Business performance and success comes down to a few essential ingredients. One of these vital ingredients is to have effective, flexible and cohesive teams. Regardless of what industry your business performs in, or what specific tasks your department handles, you will need a team of employees to help you achieve what is required. Although teamwork allows us to achieve so much more than we could achieve alone, teams don’t just happen on their own, they must be built. Buildi
Most people start a new job with bundles of creativity and enthusiasm, but as the months and years go on, they get sucked into the void of ever increasing work pressures and challenges until their creativity starts to fade, or disappears altogether. These people are just going through the motions of going to work, and when this happens, job dissatisfaction is high. What is ironic, is that the longer you are in a role, the higher the expectations are for being creative. Orga
According to the Oxford Dictionaries online, influence means "the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself." Ultimately in a business sense, to influence others means to be able to get people to do what you need them to do, when you need them to do it. Influencing is where there is an actual change in someone’s thoughts, decisions or, actions as a direct or indirect result of the influencer. "Influen
It can be said that although there are many leadership styles out there, the business world is essentially made up of two types of leaders: Type 1 - Those that seek power - These leaders love control, they like being in charge - the person that people look up to and come to for an answer. These types of leaders usually want to maintain control at all costs and their primary concern will always be what is best for them.
While there are some leaders that seek power for powe
The term Resonance comes from the Latin terms Resonantia which means echo and Resonare which means resound. Ultimately if you look up the word resonance in the dictionary you will see definitions around vibration, synchronisation, the power to evoke enduring images, memories and emotions. The concept of resonant leadership is raised in Daniel Goleman's 2002 book, 'Primal Leadership'. In terms of leadership it means the ability to be an emotionally intelligent leader, one th
It struck me recently that when you travel frequently, you learn a few lessons along the way. I believe that many of these lessons can also be applied to leadership. I've chosen to focus more on the positive side of travelling (rather than those bad experiences I'm sure we've all had). Here are my top 10 in no particular order: 1. Some planning is essential: All successful journeys have some elements of planning, whether it be how you are going to get there, how long you a