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Top Traits of Great Mentors

Improved employee satisfaction and retention, enhanced promotion rates for people from underrepresented employee groups, practical knowledge transfer to future leaders: these are just a few of the benefits a mentorship programme can bring to a company – and key reasons why about 70% of Fortune 500 companies have formalised mentoring schemes in place. Mentoring matters – this […] Read moreRead More»

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Do Women Have Inherent Leadership Strengths?

During my corporate career I’ve sat in some meetings thinking, “Those leadership gurus are full of bunk.” Most leadership literature says you should be a strategic thinker, consider risk carefully and understand your business and its interlocking parts deeply. But the leaders in my meetings seemed to get ahead by shooting from the hip and ignoring a lot of realities about the ways their businesses worked…. Read More»

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Overcoming Overconfidence

A healthy level of confidence is important for getting ahead in business – so you can likely thank confidence (along with many other things!) for the position you’re in today. While you’re securely in (or approaching) a leadership position, it may be wise to step back and check that overconfidence won’t hurt your future decision-making. High rates of entrepreneurial failures and the “winner’s curse” oft attributed to mergers and acquisitions are just two examples of the popular danger of unrealistic optimism…. Read More»

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