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How a sociogram can help you to understand your human connections

June 9th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “How a sociogram can help you to understand your human connections”
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A way to find out how you perceive the energy of your colleagues in the working group is to make a simple sociogram.

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The Lifeline Exercise: an exercise to think about yourself

June 3rd, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “The Lifeline Exercise: an exercise to think about yourself”
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This exercise is designed to help you reflect on your life and identify stories that shaped who you are today, the values you have as a person and your motivations in learning and leading.

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Are you in control of your life?

May 26th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Are you in control of your life?”
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Every one of us has a “perceptual set”, a way of interpreting and finding out causes and reasons for everything that happens in life.

 

You can make an easy exercise to find out what focus you mostly use. Start with answering the following question in an honest way!

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What hampers performance management dialogues?

May 12th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “What hampers performance management dialogues?”
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Performance development dialogues are not easy to conduct.

 

Many managers find handling performance problems an unpleasant part of their leadership responsibility. Being aware of the factors that keep performance discussions from being productive, will help you avoid pitfalls.

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Things successful people do differently

May 5th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Things successful people do differently”
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Successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are but because of what they do.

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How you can improve your strategic thinking

April 21st, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “How you can improve your strategic thinking”
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What is strategic thinking?

 

  • Think ahead, identify trends and devise strategies to take advantage of opportunities.
  • Understand the range of issues and variables that impact company’s success and applies these to decision making.
  • Recognize vulnerabilities and competitor threats.
  • See farther into the future.
  • Think globally.

 

To improve in strategic thinking, ask yourself:

 

  • What do we do best?
  • What could we improve?
  • How can we turn our strengths into opportunities?
  • What obstacles do we face?
  • How can I challenge current assumptions about what we do?
  • Who will be our competitors five to ten years from now?
  • How will people use our products/services in the next ten years?
  • How will new technologies affect our markets?
  • What discoveries or trends in other fields will be useful to our business?
  • How can political and economic changes affect our business?
  • When did I last take steps to turn strategic vision into reality?
  • With whom should we partner to increase our competitive advantage?

 

Train your strategic thinking

 

  • Ask your manager for feedback on your understanding of business trends and global implications
  • Work to articulate the business issues of your team. Ask others to challenge your assumptions and projections.
  • Research a key competitor, analyze their products, presente recommendations for dealing with them at a staff meeting.
  • Collect data on your customers and what their needs and requirements are. Analyze what competitors are doing in respond to customer needs.
  • Discover how different units are working and how each might benefit from solutions and technologies that overlap.
  • Develop a forecast for the business future of your team or unit. Ask for feedback.
  • Develop a strategic plan to take advantage of the global business implications of your products/services. 
  • Identify a business problem or deficiency in your unit and write a plan to solve it. 
  • Think four years ahead and identify what different industries will have moved into your markets.
  • Get involved in a cross functional group and look at the business from different points of view.
  • Challenge your strategic thinking. Ask yourself if you are maintaining a balance between futuristic thinking and present need for accomplishments.

 

 

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Know yourself through three powerful exercises

April 14th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Know yourself through three powerful exercises”
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The intention with these exercises is to be aware of the important aspects in life that might influence your future choices and have an impact on your leadership attitude.

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What defines a High Performing Organisation

March 31st, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “What defines a High Performing Organisation”
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High Performing Organisations produce high level results and maintain high levels of human satisfaction and commitment.

 

Eunice Parisi-Carew, Don Carew, Fred Finch, and Jesse Stoner report that 7 elements are evident in these organizations.  (more…)

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The importance of candour in a workplace

March 23rd, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “The importance of candour in a workplace”
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A remarkable absence of candour in the workplace represents one of the most significant obstacles to companies’ success.

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How can you spot a talent?

March 18th, 2021 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “How can you spot a talent?”
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Talent is often described as “a special natural ability or aptitude,” but we need a more precise and comprehensive definition. (more…)

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