What Makes a Good Leader?
What separates great leaders from average ones? According to Daniel Goleman they answer does not lie in technical skills or IQ, it is in fact emotional intelligence (EQ). These are a group of skills which allow leaders to maximise both their own performance, and that of their team. These skills are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. This does not mean that technical skills and IQ are irrelevant, they are important however ... Read More
How to Improve Organisation Performance and Culture by Managing Mood Contagion.
Mood affects the culture of an organisation. A positive work culture is what differentiates high- performance organisations from less successful ones. The formula is quite exact. The emotional style of leader’s accounts for between 50 to 70% of an organisations work culture (how people feel about working for a company) which in turn accounts for 20 to 30% of the organisations ... Read More
Nine Different Types of Intelligence
In 1983 Howard Gardener who was an American developmental psychologist, published a book called Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In this book he argues that there is not one perfect way of measuring intelligence and that our brains are wired with a whole range of cognitive abilities. Gardener points out that a person can, for example, be ... Read More
How to Build a Successful Team
Team-building is one of the most important responsibilities a manager can have, yet its importance is often overlooked. Building a successful team can be challenging as no two members are the same and as a result conflict can often arise. However, if a manager has ... Read More
How to Improve Performance by Managing Your Mood
Why? Well, nobody likes being in a bad mood. But bad mood is more than just an unpleasant feeling. Mood matters – a lot. If you learn to manage your mood better, it can make a dramatic difference to your life. What causes a mood ? Time of the day ... Read More
Top Tip on Improving Leadership Decisions and Choices
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lays our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.
Whatever your situation “finding the gap” or creating ‘space’ is an incredibly powerful way of ... Read More
How Intelligent People Sabotage Their Own Success
Were you one of the smartest kids in your class? You have done well in your career, however you are constantly seeing people you outperformed in school achieving more than you, or your colleagues are leapfrogging you. You are now asking yourself ‘what am I doing wrong?’ Does this sound ... Read More
What Actually is Digital Transformation?
Today, digital transformation has become hugely important for businesses of all sizes. Every study, article and panel discussion involving how businesses can remain competitive in this digital era promote this message. The importance of digital transformation is spoken about often, however there seems to be a lot of confusion among business leaders surrounding ... Read More
How to Decide if you Should Relocate for a Job
What happens if you are offered your dream job, but it is thousands of miles away? How do you know if it is worth locating for a particular job? Who should be involved in helping you make this decision? How do you weigh up the pros such as opportunity and increased salary against the cons such as the loss of your network and the impact on your ... Read More
How to Boost your Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence has become a hot topic in recent years with good reason! There is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that emotional intelligence has a significant impact on work performance. Employees who have a higher level of emotional intelligence tend to perform better, have... Read More