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The Intrinsic Nature of Leadership

There are four fundamental aspects of behaviour patterns: (1) executing (driver), (2) influencing (persuader), (3) strategic thinking (analyzer), and (4) relationship building, (stabilizer). With a fundamental understanding of the four aspects of behaviour patterns and how they affect connection, collaboration,

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Domains of Leadership Strength

John Maynard Keyes wrote, “The hardest thing is not to get people to accept new ideas; it is to get them to forget the old ones.” Change, increased complexity, and chaos are constants in our knowledge and technology driven world.

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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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High Level Performance Requires High Level Behaviour Skill

Leadership failure rarely is the result of the absence of technical skill and intellect but incompetence in behavioural skill. You only need to look at the daily news headlines to substantiate the credibility of this statement. You gain higher levels

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Your Workplace Behavior Style

Identifying your own and being aware of others’ behavioural style will contribute to your leadership success in several ways. First, this recognition improves your interaction and communication with others so that your interaction with that person accomplishes its goal. For

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The New Leadership Paradigm

The knowledge economy and the subsequent ‘human’ economy as some refer to it, has presented the business world with the need for a huge paradigm shift on a global scale. As organizational success increasingly depends on the ability of the

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Leadership Development in Today’s World

A critical problem in management generally is scarcity of leaders who possess the necessary ‘Influential Leadership’ behaviours that propel organizations to greatness and guide them through significant challenges. There are plenty of managers and leaders who possess superb technical, operational

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Jerks at Work

No one wants to work with the proverbial jerk at work. These people are disruptive to performance and productivity and are now making their organizations targets for lawsuits. Note that performance failure typically is not the result of the absence

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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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