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Tag Archives: Leadership Development

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The DiSC Work of Leaders Model and Other Leadership Models

Leadership In FocusThe Speed Of Business Is Increasing 

The speed of business seems to get faster and faster. 
Because of this, it is all too easy to focus on the here and now and to forget the systematic issues within a business that actually are at the heart of long term success.    Leadership development is one of the areas that often could do with a lot more attention.  The impact of having great leaders is a critical element to any company’s success and spans across an entire organization, including employee well-being, improved engagement, employee satisfaction, retention and productivity.

Companies face an increasing number of challenges today such as globalization, competition, continuous innovation, new technology and leadership gaps at all levels.  But the bottom line of any organization will be massively improved with a strong emphasis on leadership development.  Luckily, awareness of this is being raised and there are now various models of leadership development that are getting increasingly popular.  Let’s take a look at some of these.

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How To Develop Excellent Leaders

Deliver SuccessGreat Leaders Deliver Success

Having excellent leaders in an organization is vital to its success.  It is possible to hire people that are excellent leaders.  And while some people are natural born leaders, it is also important to develop people within your organization to become leaders, allowing them to progress through the ranks.

So how do you develop an excellent leader?  What are the skills that should be worked on?

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Using DiSC Work of Leaders to Improve Leadership Skills

LeadershipNever Stop Learning

Leaders should never stop learning.  They should always be focused on becoming even better at what they do, so they can motivate their staff better, help them become more productive and generally take an organization to the next level.  This is achieved in a variety of different ways.  Training, both formally and informally, is very important, for instance.  However, it is just as much about self-improvement and self-assessment, which is something leaders should do of their own volition.  Let’s take a look at some of the essential things to know about self-improvement.

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Soft Skills Training For Leaders And Managers

Soft SkillsSoft Skills Explained

Not everybody understands just what soft skills are, and even fewer people understand why they are so important.  However, the reality is that these skills are at the very core of being a good leader.  For some people, soft skills are about being in touch with a feminine side, or thinking more like women, which is generally accepted to be a more emotional and empathic way.  However, it is about a lot more than that and should not be seen as some kind of gender-differentiation.  Soft skills are about intuitiveness and loyalty as well.  So what are some of the most essential soft skills all leaders and managers should possess?

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Get Inspired By These Secrets To Real Business Success

Real Business SuccessNo Magical Recipe For Success

If you have a business, you will want it to be a success.  However, actually achieving this is really hard and many of us don’t know where to start.

What is success?  And why is it that some companies seem to grow and grow and become conglomerates like Virgin, whereas others seem to work equally hard and have the same passion, but go bust?  There is no magical recipe for success, but there are a number of things that you can do and look for in your own company to increase your chances.  Let’s take a look.

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DiSC Work of Leaders and Why Leadership Development Fails

Leadership LeadersThe Impact of Superior Leadership 

We know that effective leadership is critically important.  We understand that it impacts the way companies are run, and how productive and profitable they are.  However, we also know that confidence in leadership is at an all-time low and continues to drop.  Not only is this visible in employee surveys, but also in the turnaround of managers in the workplace.  On average, a senior manager only stays in their position for 7.6 years, down from 9.5 years in 1995.

Some experts are now suggesting that this is due to the fact that although we know that we need to develop our leaders and managers, we don’t know how to do this.  Leadership development is a multi-million dollar industry, but one that focuses on the wrong issues.  In fact, some would go so far as to say that these businesses are not about improving management, but rather simply about improving their own bank balance.  Let’s take a look at the biggest mistakes made in the industry.

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Lessons From Effective Business Leaders

SuccessLearn From Successful People

You can benefit from the knowledge and experience of the top business leaders no matter the size of your own business or the fact you are only in the idea phase of a future business.  There are a number of lessons you can learn from self-made millionaires, CEOs of huge organizations and others who have made their mark in the business world.

This article will examine some of the traits of successful business people and their unique business approaches to success.

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3 Leadership Skills That Are Typically Ignored

LeadershipLeadership Is Needed For Success

It’s generally accepted that for any business to succeed and grow, it requires an effective and forward looking senior leadership group.  Yet certain aspects of leadership are frequently not  fully recognized, and this can prove damaging.

If your company goal is to have a more effective senior leader group, it’s critical that you develop all of the necessary attributes for this goal to be achieved.  In this article we’ll be discussing a few very important leadership skills that are usually ignored or overlooked.

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Leadership Challenges That Have To Be Met

Leadership and Management

Leadership and management are very important roles in any organization.  The words leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but there is a huge difference between a leader and a manager.  Leadership and management must go hand in hand.  Leadership is a “one-to-many” relationship; manager is a one-to-one relationship.

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