“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” Benjamin Disraeli Applying leadership styles and strategies is situational. One of the crucial skills of being a great leader requires the ability to read the situation and apply the necessary leadership style and strategies accordingly. There are certain times to blaze ahead on your white steed, armour clanging and sword at the ready while your cavalry follows you into the fray. In this case the

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Sticky Leadership - Horse Sense

Too often, organisational training programs fail to deliver on their promises to create lasting, meaningful change. A common process companies deploy is the enterprise-wide training program.  This type of training brings different groups of managers and employees together to learn about transforming the corporate culture. They are effective at putting everyone “on the same page” with the understanding of what the corporate direction is. It is certainly a great way to bring staff together in

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It should surprise few people that the companies with a higher return on revenue (ROR) employed professionals with a higher level of self awareness. The literature on leadership has long reflected a theory that emotional intelligence, of which self awareness is one component, results in better outcomes. Intuitively this seems right – self awareness allows people to understand themselves and their impact on their environment and fellow workers, which one would expect to lead to better

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A recent AHRI magazine article says the costs of destructive leadership cannot be ignored. The bottom line is that CEOs who display destructive leadership behaviours can seriously harm their organisation. This can occur through a range of issues, such as: De-stabilising the company Potentially decreasing the share value Dissatisfaction among employees leading to potential for sabotage Stress due to role conflict Increased absenteeism Here’s the full article: Light has been shed on destructive leadership not being

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Have you ever had this kind of learning experience? Being B’s leader was a complete and utter shock for me. All the working relationships I had before him had been with gentle, kind and eager-to-please workers requiring a very general, non –directive way of communication. With B, I had met my match! B assisted me with my 5 year intensive study of leadership. He was my sacrificial lamb - all that I have learnt, came

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