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Nurturing executives for long term success

Successful leaders are the sum of many parts, and successful leadership teams are the result of a combination of complementary sums that play to individual and team strengths. Contributor By Dr Andy Brown, CEO – ENGAGE. Nurturing these strengths is critical, not just at key business moments, but using a sustained, long-term approach that allows teams to evolve to meet new challenges, and to support seamless succession planning. Leadership nurturing can be addressed in a number of ways, but most critically businesses needs to focus on:

Article by: Dr Andy Brown | Published: 15 May 2018

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Can Leadership be Beautiful and Profitable?

Beauty, not in the sense of style, but in delivering truth, meaning and purpose. Stories that aim to fill the soul and inspire the mind to make change for better business and a more human world. I hope they will help us all understand how and why beautiful businesses endure.

Article by: Alan Moore | Published: 8 May 2018

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Curating positive leadership skills

While there are many factors involved in building a productive, effective and happy workforce – including pay, benefits, progression opportunities and training – one which is often taken for granted is social learning: the process of learning by observing and imitating the behaviour of those around us.

Article by: Nick Cutland | Published: 7 May 2018

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Why do leaders pick a fight?

A provocative stance taken by the organisation leaders presents HR with a number of challenges. The first being to understand why. Why would a chief executive or leader of a council pick a fight with their staff?  Why would the leader claim that there was not enough support for the changes when there had been few moans or complaints?

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 22 April 2018

The Importance of EQ Emotional Intelligence in Business

Most people know what IQ Intelligence Quotient is, but few know about EQ Emotional Quotient/Intelligence. Where IQ is the measurement of the brains ability to think, problem solve and memory;  EQ Emotional Quotient/Intelligence is the measurement of an individual to understand others; how they think, feel and their personal concerns.

Article by: Michael Marshall | Published: 13 April 2018

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Leadership – self-esteem or competence or a combination of both?

Studies and research into management and leadership is showing that the motivation of individuals striving to be in management and leadership and stay in these positions, is primarily based on achieving power and achieving self-esteem; both, self-esteem how they feel about themselves and how they think others perceive them.

Article by: Michael Marshall | Published: 12 April 2018

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Navigating choppy waters: why good leadership is essential for managing change

Future-proofing an organisation is not an easy task for UK business leaders, particularly with Brexit looming on the horizon and the implications of leaving the EU still relatively unclear. To make matters worse, the country is in the grips of a long-standing skills and productivity crisis, further threatening the stability of organisations and the wider business environment.

Article by: David Willett | Published: 23 January 2018

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The importance of behavioural flexibility

There is no one, perfect, formula for effective leadership. But it is commonly agreed that successful leadership is built upon four practices: Establishing a clear vision; Sharing that vision with others, in a clear and compelling way; Providing others with the resources to realise that vision and Co-ordinating, the sometimes conflicting, interests of all stakeholders.

Article by: Ally Yates | Published: 8 January 2018

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How different nationalities shape leadership style

A new study conducted by Hogan found diversions among nations regarding leadership values and company culture.Hogan collected data using a suite of personality and values assessments and found the biggest differences across national origins for values from the Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory.

Article by: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Published: 7 January 2018

Thoughts on what makes a good leader

Leadership and management are not the same thing, but being a strong manager goes some way to being an effective leader. Article By Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben.

Article by: Zara Ross | Published: 6 July 2017