Category: Leadership Development

Leadership training
Employee Retention

5 Compelling Reasons to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture has a positive effect on the bottom line I clearly remember one of my colleagues early in my career. Her name was Julie, and she was the Factory Manager at a clothing company where I worked as Manager of Quality Control. I remember Julie’s corner office always being full of the

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Career Development

Is Staff Development Draining Your Time?

These 5 red flags will tell you when it’s time to shift your focus As a manager, your time is at a premium. One of your most important responsibilities is to develop your team members – but when you’re juggling  so many priorities, how do you find enough time to do this properly? If you

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What ROI can I expect from Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching brings many benefits, both tangible and intangible The best way to justify the return on investment for executive coaching is by identifying specific challenges that your organization wishes to address with coaching. Then we can set specific goals and ways to measure progress throughout the coaching process. That way, measurement and results are

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Emotional Intelligence

Personality Assessments for Team and Individual Effectiveness

How can personality assessments help leaders – and others – to work together with greater impact? I’ve been using personality assessments for many years, to help individuals and groups understand themselves and others better. I’ve found that a sound, well-researched assessment tool enables leaders – and others – to work together with greater impact. Understanding

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Leadership Development

Professional Development – Why it Matters

How to be among the top 30% of leaders Do you remember the first time you participated in a leadership development program? I do. When I was in my first leadership role at work, in my early 20’s, I attended an incredible event called the Saturday Development Seminar for Women. As an inexperienced manager, wanting

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Leadership Development

Launching a New Initiative – the keys to success

How to meet the challenge of leading a new initiative at work You’ve been given an opportunity to head up the launch of a new initiative at work – what’s your reaction? Excitement, enthusiasm, perhaps tinged with a bit of apprehension? Maybe you hesitate, wondering if you’re up to the challenge. It does take courage,

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Employee Motivation

Do You Lead By Example?

5 Reasons Why You Need to Adjust Your Leadership Style Do you lead by example? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Many senior leaders – with an abundance of passion, and a drive to succeed – set the pace in their organizations, demonstrating their commitment to the mission, their strong work ethic, their high

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Leadership Development

A Behind The Scenes Look at Curriculum Design

You’ve no doubt attended many workshops, seminars and classes – both formally and informally, in-person and online. Have you ever given thought to how these learning experiences are designed and created? If so, this post is for you – I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my curriculum development process.

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Employee Motivation

Top Tips for Motivating Your Team

What motivates people at work? This question has been asked for decades, and the web is full of articles with top-10 lists and research findings. This is a subject that’s essential to me in my work training and coaching leaders as motivating staff is a key challenge that managers face on a daily basis. In

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