Keys to success in leadership development

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After each program we deliver, we set time aside to chew the fat and reflect on what woked well and what we can learn to do better. We are always learning. But increasingly two keys to success are standing out in the design of our programs. These are decisions that concern the length of the ...

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Caring and Purpose: cradles for better business and a better world

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Leaders who are interested in productivity, innovation and providing an attractive workplace, could liberate all these qualities with one very simple exercise… Helping people to identify and then live their own life purpose. As the organisation opens itself to embrace their people’s purpose; it will also find that the organisation purpose expands in ways that meets everyone’s ...

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Top 3 employee engagement strategies for better customer service

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Typically, our clients are service providers – and providing excellent customer service is a core element for them as they seek to remain viable, relevant and effective now and into the future. Meeting rising customer expectations depends on your ability to engage your people in an organisational vision and build their capability to bring it into ...

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Book review: The Upcycle

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‘The Upcycle’ by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, (Sequel to their best seller entitled ‘Cradle to Cradle’) McDonough and Braungart have an attractive philosophy: we can live an abundant life in an era of diminishing resources and growing population – we just need to rethink how we manage our lives and resources to preserve our ...

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2015: a tipping point to nurture people, planet and profits?

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Tipping points and leverage points exist in complex systems – 2015 may be a tipping point and the leverage point may be your decision to shift to a mindset of nurturing people, planet and profits. 2015 has seen some monumental events that may be pointing to an expansion of global consciousness around the need for ...

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Culture and sustainablity

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What do we mean by the word sustainable? One of the most interesting insights I have recently about this came from Peter Senge who, during a presentation, was reflecting on how we understand the world around us and its relationship to language. Our English language is full of nouns – the names of things. We ...

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Profound Change! Why should you care?

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The Cultivation of Profound Change website details how we can help you overcome common barriers to organisational cultural change. And if you are also concerned about our global and local unsustainability issues, then you will be really interested! But there are heaps of cultural change programs! Yes, and many are not effective… Two big reasons. 1. 70-90% of all change ...

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What if we all acted like our behavior impacted everyone else?

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That’s the message of “Planetary” a new documentary seeking to shift our perspectives and remind us that we’re all interconnected – one, not separate. Interconnectedness is at the heart of the emerging paradigm shift we incorporate into our work. Wholeness is at the heart of being sustainable. View the trailer by clicking through below – a ...

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Authenticity: a pathway to flourishing

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Authenticity is a hot topic in leadership development at present. But I would like to suggest that authenticity is important for reasons greater than its apparent links with corporate profits. Authenticity is a pathway to a sustainable future. There was a great article today online at Entrepreneur.com about authenticity. It lists 10 behaviours of authentic people and ...

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Learning to ‘see systems’

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Sometimes, we all get too close to the trees to see the forest. And when we are in such a position, we miss vital clues about the context of the challenge or opportunity in front of us – our next moves then often trigger unintended consequences, those nasty surprises most managers dislike, that either make the problem worse ...

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