Employee Engagement Through Leadership

Nurturing Performance with Open Communications Any leader knows that in order to gain optimum performance from employees, they need to feel listened to. Simply providing instructions and expecting quality work is the wrong way to motivate, as job mentality becomes one of being told to do something instead of having confidence in ability. More often…

Do You Have a Leadership Game Plan?

If you think about it, being a leader is not much different from being the captain of a sporting team. Whatever your team sport, be it football, basketball, or athletics, you are still, essentially, a fundamental component of the team. Unlike a coach, you’re not sitting on the sidelines, giving directions and demanding results. You’re…

Designing Leadership Learning – Neuroleadership Summit Blog Part 3

When it comes to designing learning experiences we need to know how to make certain that the learning is understood and retained once the training program has ended.  David Rock presented the AGES model as a tool which will help make learning “sticky”. A stands for Attention.  It seems logical that we are more likely to…

How to Resolve Conflict in Your Team

Despite a leader’s best intentions, it’s impossible to avoid conflict. Great leaders are never satisfied with maintaining the status quo. Instead, they push their teams improved performance. As agents of change, leaders should naturally expect to encounter push back and outright resistance from time to time. So, what do you need to know about conflict…

Connect and Lead Through Relationships

Striving to be a good leader is something we all do on a daily basis and, as the pressure mounts to be continually innovative, leaders are looking for alternative ideas. However, did you know the connections you make with your team can be the difference between a good leader and a great one? Think about…

Are you a responsive leader?

Are you a responsive leader? I used to hate it when I’d make a suggestion or recommendation to my team leader and have no reply or acknowledgment at all.  Without the feedback, I felt as though my suggestions were worthless (which I knew they weren’t.) I soon learnt not to bother offering ideas for change…

Are leaders too hard on themselves?

Now that the importance of the leadership role has been recognized, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to perform.   Sometimes it seems that organizations are expecting superhuman efforts from our leaders with the result that, if something goes wrong, leaders assume the blame. I’ve seen leaders put themselves under enormous pressure to be…

10 Ways to Be an Authentic Leader + Infograhic

To truly build a sustainable team, leaders must strive to not only be effective, but authentic leader as well. Jumping onto the latest management philosophy without truly buying into it is a sure way to lose credibility, so careful and conscientious mindfulness is the key to any worthwhile team management plan. Team members can smell…

10 Tips For Confident Leaders

Being a leader can take a lot of courage and putting yourself out there. You’re not only expected to produce an extraordinary outcome, but take a diverse group of people along with you. On top of that, your team is also expected to perform and produce, and work closely and collaboratively. Your team members rely…