How to Create a Learning Environment

Organizations cannot really change people and educate them, that is something employees have to do themselves. As a manager, if you feel responsible for people’s self-development–and you should be–a good alternative is to tweak the environment so that people change themselves, educate themselves, and start developing the desired habits…. Read More»

How to turn Online Interactions into Personal Business Relationships

Many business leaders are looking to bring more of the “human touch” to our social media lives and online interactions. Even if your business has amassed a large following on Twitter or LinkedIn, it’s important to figure out how to take the next step of converting these online fans and “friends” into actual personal business relationships. Here are a few ideas for how companies can get more “real-life” relationships (and sales) out of their online activity…. Read More»

Transactional or Transformational – Which Leadership Style is Best?

In a report by SIMAD University, researchers identified two different leadership styles – transformational and transactional. According to the report, transformational leadership is ‘the ability to motivate and to encourage intellectual stimulation through inspiration.’ Transformational leaders aim to lead by example, encouraging employees to follow a set of values rather than a rulebook. Transactional leadership, on […] Read moreRead More»

5 Tips to Turn Your Job into What You Want

New year, new job? If the thought of going back to work is filling you with dread, you might already be thinking about moving on to something new. But what if the job you want might actually be the one you’ve already got – and it just needs some tweaking?

Research by The Oxford Group suggests that making small changes to how we work can actually reap rewards. Here are their top five tips to turning the job you’ve got into the job you want…… Read More»

5 Proven Ways on How to Lead in the Fast Lane

People have a hard time assessing the true impact of exponential versus linear change. It explains why most organizations, governments and leaders face huge difficulties adjusting to the increasing speed, not knowing how to adapt to ever more new and unforeseen events. Here are 5 proven ways on how to lead in the fast lane…. Read More»

Why Every Part of Your Company Should Be Focused on Giving

A company’s culture is one of its most valued assets. That’s why it’s essential that leaders commit to defining and developing it as they expand. I believe a focus on giving is a fundamental element of successful companies. Encouraging your team to base all of its decisions around how they can help others will always benefit the three groups that have the greatest impact on a company’s success: colleagues, customers, and community…. Read More»

Sway Others To Act Better – For Themselves and Others

We are often oblivious to some of what’s happening around us, especially if we are focused on something else, as the startling invisible gorilla test demonstrated. The upside of this phenomenon is that we can “signal” others to act in their best interest and in ways that are beneficial to others. To become more aware of how you are influenced by what you see and hear, and to discover specific ways to nudge others, read the book Nudge (that has garnered over 300 positive reviews) and get four quick tips here… Read More»

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