Tag: Business psyhology

Feel confident the next time you sit down at the negotiating table

Feel confident the next time you sit down at the negotiating table

When expert chess players compete against each other, they don’t just improvise their moves on the chessboard. They come to the game prepared with an arsenal of gambits. These are strategic moves that involve some degree of risk but can give a player a major advantage if they’re deployed in the right way, at the right time. Power negotiators also…

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Master the techniques used by strong, inspiring leaders

Master the techniques used by strong, inspiring leaders

No matter what line of work we’re in, we’ve all probably suffered under the leadership of a truly terrible boss at one time or another. Bad bosses come in many forms. There’s the tyrant who insists on doing things his way or else! There’s the lazy, checked-out boss who lets everybody else do all the work and grabs all the…

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Becoming a conscious company is your key to greater business success

Becoming a conscious company is your key to greater business success

In Good to Great, author Jim Collins shows how the most successful companies are the ones that strive for more than financial success, as they’re motivated by higher values. But how is it exactly that values could create a successful company? One of my favourite quotes from conscious leader John Mackey is this: “Just as people cannot live without eating,…

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Charismatic leadership traits

Charismatic leadership traits

Do you inspire your employees and make them feel good? Are you self-aware and sincere? Do you frequently set goals, and are you able to persuade your team to achieve them? You probably answered positively to most or all of these questions. But here’s the real question – would your subordinates agree with your answers? The truth is, employees consistently…

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What is business agility?

What is business agility?

Conventional wisdom tells us we shouldn’t rush important decisions. We’re told it’s sensible to wait and see. After all, quality takes time, doesn’t it? But what happens when the success of your business depends on how quickly you make those all-important decisions? In today’s digital world, start-ups are disrupting industries with lightning speed. Traditional companies are left trailing in their…

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Develop your executive presence

Develop your executive presence

It’s been said of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury that when he took the stage, whether in a small club or arena in front of thousands of people, not a single individual was left unmoved by his presence. His presence was simply spellbinding. This kind of presence, however, isn’t just important for musicians or artists. If you want to be…

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Tips for becoming a better leader

Tips for becoming a better leader

Leadership theorists used to argue that great leaders were genetically gifted, predisposed to behave as leaders. However, studies have disapproved that view. We now know that 70 per cent of the qualities associated with great leadership are learned behaviours. But rather than seeing leadership as learnable knowledge, it would help to think of it as a set of skills. Leadership…

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How to succeed as a leader in an unstable world

How to succeed as a leader in an unstable world

The world is a complex place, and it’s only getting more complicated. New technologies, changing social attitudes, and a rapidly evolving economic landscape present an ever-shifting array of opportunities and challenges. Navigating these volatile conditions requires a new type of leadership. The world is a very different place than it used to be. There are more people, more ways to…

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Habits that distinguish highly effective people from the herd

Habits that distinguish highly effective people from the herd

Do you wish you were more effective in life? Maybe you’d like to achieve more at work? Or perhaps you’d like to be a more loving and devoted partner? The surest way to achieve lasting personal change is to develop better habits. It’s true we’re creatures of habit. Not only how we act, but who we are, is, to a…

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