Tag: #leadership

Tips to be a Mindful Leader

Tips to be a Mindful Leader

What am I as a leader spreading around today? As a leader, am I a positive, caring and inspiring presence or am I the opposite? Many leaders ask themselves this question- what does my emotional presence tell our employees about me and the company? Research […]

Design Thinking As a Strategy For Innovation

Design Thinking As a Strategy For Innovation

How do you create a strategy for guaranteeing that innovation and creativity flourish in your organization? When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. Great design has that “wow” factor that makes products more desirable and services more appealing […]

Steps to Building a Strong Team

Steps to Building a Strong Team

Teamwork starts with the collaborative effort of a group of people working towards a common goal. One key element for success is building a strong team that are focused on collaboration. Many times, a team falls behind due to members focusing on their own effort […]

3 emerging competencies of the future ready leaders

3 emerging competencies of the future ready leaders

What skills, behaviours and characteristics do leaders need to future proof their career? With continuous and rapid changes in today’s society, leaders that are not afraid to take risks are necessary to lead their organization towards a sustainable competitive advantage. Trust, inclusiveness and established processes […]

5 Qualities of Perfect Leadership

5 Qualities of Perfect Leadership

What qualities does it takes to be the perfect leader? Many successful leaders struggle to bridge the gap between essential management skills and business acumen. The skills are there, but under utilised. Understanding what it takes to be a perfect leader is not always a simple […]

Great leaders never stop learning!

Great leaders never stop learning!

We, human beings are creatures of habit. Always in search of a life that is predictable and within our comfort zone. We rely on routine and learned our own thinking patterns. Patterns that are automatic that we think that these habitual ways of thinking, learning […]

Modern Leadership: a case study

Modern Leadership: a case study

This week we learn a lot about the differences between managers and leaders; what defines the two and what are the different roles they fulfil in companies. One of the first leadership lessons learned at Dutch business schools is: “a good baker is not persé […]

Quiz: Are you more comfortable leading or managing?

Quiz: Are you more comfortable leading or managing?

Are you more comfortable leading or managing? Do you set direction and develop the vision? Or do you plan and set deadlines? Try this simple quick quiz to find out if you a leader or a manager. Which statements apply to you? A. Ask what […]

Personal Development For Leaders

Personal Development For Leaders

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy Continuous personal development and learning is a necessity for all leaders. A great leader acquires excelling personality traits which attract success towards him. Leaders are made, not born. Behavioural theorists believe that one can become […]

How to work with a multi-cultural team: a case study

How to work with a multi-cultural team: a case study

Globalization happens in all sectors of the world. Even local companies or departments often work in multi-cultural teams with people from different cultural backgrounds. Multi-cultural teams offer specific and very valuable advantages and will improve your competitiveness. But, it can also lead to misunderstanding, communication […]