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Connecting Behaviour to Performance

The belief that a leader’s behaviour is the key predictor to organizational performance is a radical shift in leadership thinking. To develop a performance driven culture a key element is to begin to focus not on the technical elements and

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Why Leadership Efforts Fail

Go online, stroll through a bookstore, attend another training workshop or seminar and you will see that the topic of leadership is everywhere. We talk about it in political terms, business, sports, and tax-exempt organizations. People are captivated and confused

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The Emotional Dimension of Performance

Human emotions are as complex as they are varied. In a span of one day, we all experience a significant number of emotional highs and lows. An average person in a high-stress environment may experience even more. Emotions do not

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The Five Basic Leader Behaviour Skills

At the heart of organizational performance and a performance driven culture is performance at the individual level – and more specifically, individual leader behaviour skills. To help you reframe and refocus your thinking on behaviour competency to drive performance, consider

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What Worked Then, Won’t Work Now!

The prevalence of knowledge workers and the knowledge workforce is actually less than three decades old, and we all know change is mostly slow and painful.  But the truth of the matter is what worked for success in the 1990’s

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The Secret to Effective, Functional Relationships

There is a fundamental truth about organizational performance. The majority of people you know, yourself included, have a legitimate need for effective, functional relationships – personal, familial, and professional. It is actually these relationships that make you human and without

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Leader Behaviour for a High Performing Culture

Arising from the research being done in the neurosciences, the idea of individual behaviour, group and team behaviour, and overall organizational behaviour has taken on a new importance. Behaviour is the most tangible evidence of organizational culture that there is.

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Are Your People Connections Positive or Negative?

What is it that achieves results for organizations to succeed? Is it the methods, tools, technologies, protocols and systems, or is it the people? There is no doubt – it is your people that achieve results. The methods, tools, technologies,

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Connection as a Leadership Strategy

One of the most critical components, in fact, perhaps the most critical component of leadership success is the ability to connect with people. You cannot lead without connecting. Connection is an expression of leader compassion, trust, security, and hope. You

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What is Your Leader’s Trust Level?

Trust enables your team not only to perform its daily function but also to rise above conflicts and crises. In today’s fast-paced, complex, ambiguous environment of constant change, conflicts and crises abound within the organization. So in order to succeed,

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