Tag: Leadership

Build a company with a purpose and a workplace that people can love

Build a company with a purpose and a workplace that people can love

Too many people feel they are not able to be their authentic selves in the workplace and that is fundamentally wrong. Being your authentic self at work can be hard, we tend to put on a brave face and hide our vulnerabilities, but it is possible. It is possible to cultivate leadership that ignores fear, hierarchy and bureaucracy and cares…

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Break down silos for good

Break down silos for good

Ever since the dawn of industrialisation, specialization has been a key process in maximizing productivity and getting a better return on investment. But division and departmentalization can go too far and have serious effects on a business’s creativity and flexibility. The silo mentality occurs when different departments and hierarchy levels in your organisation fail to share ideas and information to…

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Remote work – the new normal

Remote work – the new normal

This new normal, whereby remote work is the norm, will allow businesses to optimise their talent pool while creating more opportunities for prospective employees. Today’s enforced remote working shines a light on every business and its state of readiness for the future of work. Yet, despite positive remote work trends, many companies are still reluctant to adopt it. Reasons could…

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How to manage your manager

How to manage your manager

To many people, the phrase “managing your boss” may sound unusual. Because of the traditional top-down emphasis in most organisations, it is not obvious why you need to manage relationships upward. If you didn’t already know, the most significant factor impacting your job satisfaction is your relationship with your direct manager. Successfully managing a difficult boss is a challenge but…

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Be yourself at work – it’s more productive

Be yourself at work – it’s more productive

When we talk about being productive, we usually talk about time management, delegation or prioritization. Those things are important for sure but today, let’s take a step back because as it turns out, there’s an overlooked way to increase your productivity and your satisfaction at work…surprisingly, it’s being yourself. Authenticity may feel risky but it’s better for your career. Sometimes…

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Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings, in essence, are meant to boost productivity and efficiency. When everyone is on the same page and aware of what should be done, even the most challenging tasks can be completed. In reality, we find ourselves stuck at unproductive meetings, week after week. Meetings are essential to a smooth-running company; unfortunately, many leaders don’t know how to use them…

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Wellbeing at work

Wellbeing at work

The working world is often stressful. And let’s be honest: we all have days in the office when we don’t feel our best. But what happens when these days turn into weeks, months, or even years, and the stress starts to feel overwhelming? For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend…

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Learn how to give and receive feedback

Learn how to give and receive feedback

We probably all know that we should give people constructive feedback. And anyone who has experienced bad feedback will know that it is unhelpful and hurtful. But how can we ensure that the feedback we give is constructive and inoffensive? It’s fair to say that while giving feedback is an art you perfect over time, you can prematurely improve your…

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Habits of successful business leaders

Habits of successful business leaders

We all know a great business when we see one. We also know when we encounter a mediocre business – it’s the company you interact with once and never return to.But what are the great businesses doing that the not-so-great aren’t? This post will shed the light on the small business habits that make a surprisingly big difference – below…

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