Leadership

Be a better leader: be a fountain, not a drain

Do you leave your team members feeling drained, or do you infuse them with new life and leave them feeling refreshed?
When you consider a leader as either a drain or a fountain, you notice clear differences.
As with famous fountains, when you choose to be a ‘fountain’ leader, people will be attracted to you for the beauty, refreshing and enjoyment you add to their lives. They will reciprocate by giving their best. A win for them, a win for you, and a win for the organization.

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The cheapest and most powerful way to motivate your team

What does really motivate?
Not only, it works for everybody in every culture, but it also provides an ROI that is surprisingly high… and it costs nothing.
So, what works?
Not only does it work for everybody in every culture, but it also provides a surprisingly high ROI.
Would you like to know what provides:
– 8% increase in revenue
– 26 times more engagement
– 3% higher retention
and costs nearly nothing?
I am almost going to disappoint you, as it is so simple.
Sometimes, indeed, the solution is more straightforward than we think.

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5 people you need on your team to climb a high mountain

Next to Geneva in Switzerland, there are two mountains, the Salève and the Mont-Blanc.
The Salève is a cosy mountain. You can drive to the top of it by car. This is a usual walk for locals. As it is so close to the city that it almost gives the impression that you can touch it.However, it might be relatively boring; after a while it is not a challenge anymore.
On the other hand, the Mont-Blanc is further away, scary and pretty much impossible to climb without extensive training and the help of a guide. But just imagine the view up there. There are reasons why it is called “the roof of Europe”, as it is the highest mountain of the “old continent”.
Which mountain are you considering climbing? This is an important question for your life, as what you will able to achieve depends on the mountain you are considering climbing, and of course, I don’t mean a mountain literally, I mean the goals of your life.

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Do you think your employees are lying to you? You may be right!

Sometimes you may have the impression that your employees and team members are not giving their best, that they are hiding facts and even lying to you. You are right! Research shows that 85% of people don’t like their job and 75% are lying and cutting corners. Why?
Consequently, they “play safe” and do the minimum, avoiding any risks and only sharing information they consider safe to share, hence lying or withholding important information. The solution is, therefore, that the leader creates the right environment and supports the team to bring their best. But how do I do that?
Discover keys to building a open and honest dialogue with your team.

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Successful Concepts of Leading Teams in the Workplace

Businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs must accommodate team systems into their structure to grow and successfully fulfil the vision set before them.
Whether you are the boss of your own company, a CEO, a general manager or an employee, employers need to recognize the need for their employees to form teams. More importantly, maintaining a teamwork ethic requires 2 things. Firstly, a lot of collaboration and secondly transparency related concepts.

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Revamping Leadership (and Business) Skillsets

“Why are you running away from your leadership calling?”
What… I replied surprisingly! “Why are you running away from your leadership calling?” she whispered again quietly to me. It was the last question my career coach offered me on a silver platter. I had been appointed to many leadership positions in the past and was a little nervous but excited about future prospects of opportunity in my own business.
Learn from my experience and stand out from the rest by applying 4 ways of demonstrating your leadership skillset.

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Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

The way I love to start a discussion about leadership is by saying “Leadership Development doesn’t work”. This is indeed surprising as this what I am passionate about and have invested a lot of time in training.
Leadership is like driving. It is a complex skill set to “drive” an organisation, its people and ourselves, all simultaneously. We could conclude that leadership is far more complex than driving a car. However, it is surprising that most companies don’t take it so seriously. They organise some courses or a workshop for one day or two. Sometimes even month-long courses. They are inspiring and exciting and take you out of your daily routine.

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