Leadership Development

Ditch the resolutions and focus on building a positive mindset in 2018

05 Jan 2018

Many people start each new year with good intentions and resolutions, however, most break these within a few weeks. One of the reasons for this is not just that long standing habits are tough to change as author Charles Duhigg points out in his bestselling book, the Power of Habit, but that our mindset may [&hellip

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Lose the long face…why a positive culture lies at the heart of a high performance culture

19 Dec 2017

Heard of the negativity bias? Well it’s EVERYWHERE! It’s a human predisposition to look for the negative in everything we see. The risk, the downside, the problem, the reason it won’t work. And once upon a time, that human trait really helped us. It probably saved our lives. From animal attacks when we lived in [&hellip

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How to ace tough feedback conversations

02 Nov 2017

Many managers and leaders struggle with tough feedback conversations. They don’t like criticizing people and worry about undermining their relationship and the motivation of the employee if they deliver tough feedback. This often means they end up falling into one of the following traps: Avoidance – they avoid the conversation in the hope that the [&hellip

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Why strengths-based conversations should be at the heart of your new performance management system

19 Oct 2017

Speak to most managers and employees and they will tell you that appraisals are a dreaded and demotivating experience. It is no surprise then, that according to the latest Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, more and more organizations are now experimenting with new approaches to performance management including continuous feedback, coaching and reducing the focus [&hellip

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Why building psychological capital is a top priority for leaders

02 Oct 2017

Against a backdrop of sweeping and accelerating changes facing organizations today, human capital (what people know) and even social capital (who they know and how well they collaborate) are no longer sufficient to achieve high performance and consistent value creation year on year. Leaders and HR professionals need to better understand and help organizations build emotional [&hellip

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