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  • Letting yourself fly

  • I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.                                                       Michelle Bachelet Think back through your life [...]
  • Could have done better!

  • I will always remember drafting a report for a Director. It was the first time I had written one and in those days there was no internet to research how to write a report! Would you believe it! Well, I really thought I had compiled a succinct and evidence-based report and felt really pleased with [...]
  • Your Mood & How it Affects Others!

  • I can to this day recall a Manager who would come into work with a scowl and wouldn’t want to talk to anyone. You could have cut the air with a knife! All the employees on the floor would put their head down and the atmosphere would be strained. It really wasn’t a nice place to be in the mornings. [...]
  • Effective Problem-Solving - Duck or Dive

  •   So are you a ducker or diver? Effective Problem Solving   “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a fa[...]
  • Creating Harmony with your team

  • Have you ever been in an environment where the atmosphere feels constrained and conversations are muted and far from genuine? If you are the team leader you need to consider why it’s happening and how you can promote real open and honest conversations. Without people being free to share ideas and[...]
  • Time management

  • “This is the key to time management – to see the value of every moment” Menachem Mendel Schneerson As Managers we’ve all been in the position where time is running out to meet deadlines, we feel harassed, unorganised and inefficient.  There are many things that steal our time.  So the key is find[...]
  • Creativity for teams

  • “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they are valued” Ken Robinson How many times have you seen Leaders and Managers build a great brick wall where new ideas are concerned, which is impermeable?  What do[...]
  • Communicating Effectively in Meetings

  • Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. Brian Tracy  Have you been in those meetings where people ramble on and there seems no structure?  Or a meeting where[...]