3 Keys to Building Self-awareness in Your Leadership

3 Keys to Building Self-awareness in Your Leadership

The value of self-knowledge in leadership is not to be underestimated. Yet all too often, leaders invest too little time into self-reflection. This can put employee engagement at risk, says Rasmus Hougaard, founder of Potential Project, a provider of corporate mindfulness training programs. In March, Hougaard will release the report from two years of research…

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5 Ways To Fix The UK’s Productivity Gap

5 Ways To Fix The UK’s Productivity Gap

While the UK can be proud of many world-leading businesses, it also has a long history of poorly managed and unproductive organisations. In fact, the results of a decade-long worldwide study carried out by academics at Stanford in 2012/2013, Harvard and the LSE found the UK had more badly managed companies than better-performing competitors. In…

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Passion, Purpose and Authenticity Are The Keys To Inspirational Leadership

Passion, Purpose and Authenticity are the Keys to Inspirational Leadership

Most of us have experienced what it’s like to work for a manager or leader who is driven by a strong sense of personal passion, purpose and authenticity at work. It’s inspiring, motivating and encourages employees and peers alike. In fact, in a recent study of men and women across the UK, a whopping 84%…

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More Bespoke Leadership Development Please! Survey Highlights UK Deficit

More Bespoke Leadership Development Please! Survey Highlights UK Deficit

Do you and your managers have the leadership skills to lead your organisation into the future? Are you tailoring the way you develop your management teams to suit each individual? Research from CIPD and recruitment company Robert Half both show a leadership skills deficiency in UK managers. Of the 200 HR directors in Robert Half’s…

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How to be a good manager when you’ve never managed people before (Part 2)

Being appointed as a new manager can be tough – especially if it’s the first time you are called upon to manage the output of other people. It may be that you were successful at your previous, purely-technical, role where you were responsible for your own work and outputs – and because you were good…

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How To Be Good At Managing People

How to be a good manager when you’ve never managed people before (Part 1)

Some people take to managing people like a duck to water – for others it’s a lot more of a complex process – have you ever wondered why that might be? Some of us have no problems telling or persuading other people what to do and can delegate both authority and detail with aplomb –…

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Improved self-awareness needed for performance management

Managers’ view of own performance reveals gap in self-awareness

A recent survey from Penna revealed that managers rate their own performance far higher than their team members do. In fact, over 50% of those employees questioned believed that they could in fact achieve more impressive results if given the opportunity. With a seemingly high 80% of managers stating that they are more often than…

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