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May 30, 2017

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence in Leadership?

Culture & Leadership

Leadership isn’t just about IQ or technical skill — in fact, these are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. When 58% of all success in jobs are accounted for by emotional intelligence, it’s a clear sign that it has a vital role in the workplace. Moreover, people with a high degree of emotional intelligence make an average of $29,000 more per year than people with lower degrees of emotional intelligence.

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May 12, 2017

Are You Ready for Powerful Presence This July?

Step Change, Powerful Presence, Culture & Leadership

Is being a leader in a highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world driving you to the edge? Tough situations require you to be on top of your game, to make sound decisions for your team. But just when you need the very best version of yourself to run the show, the undesirable version shows up and makes a mess out of you.

Is there a way to be a better leader in the VUCA world?

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April 20, 2017

What Does Leadership Really Look Like in a VUCA World? [VIDEO]

Disruption, VUCA World, Culture & Leadership

VUCA is a military expression coined in the 90s to describe the tumultuous conditions of the battlefield. It stands for “volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.” And now more than ever, leaders are experiencing such times in the business context.

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April 6, 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Your CEO Network [VIDEO]

Disruption, Culture & Leadership

There’s a growing complexity of how businesses operate, what with the major technological disruptions at work. And executives who are serious about their businesses need to look beyond their own organisations and experiences for new ways to work smart, stay current, and improve.

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April 4, 2017

4 Powerful Things to Do Right Now to Conquer Impostor Syndrome

Powerful Presence, Culture & Leadership

The number one fear leaders have is being ‘found out’ and having their incompetence uncovered. It’s called the impostor syndrome. If you are experiencing this, you are not alone.

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March 24, 2017

The Importance of Boards, Consultants, and Peer Networks [VIDEO]

Disruption, Culture & Leadership

Business leaders will agree that the path to business growth is never easy. Growth means managing the day-to-day — while at the same time thinking about implementing your strategy and making effective decisions that affect the entire organisation. And sometimes, things don’t work out the way you envisioned it. When things go rough, to whom do you turn for wisdom?

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March 17, 2017

To Find the Right Talent, Focus on the Vision [VIDEO]

Disruption, Culture & Leadership

An organisation’s success depends on getting the right people. But hiring the right people has been proven to be a challenge among leaders and managers. In fact, in a report by Randstad, 79% of HR managers agree that it’s a struggle to search for people whose capabilities match job requirements.

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March 10, 2017

To Deal with Disruption, First You Need to Protect Your Core [VIDEO]

Disruption, Culture & Leadership

With disruption inevitably changing how businesses operate, you can’t afford to be complacent; else you risk being displaced by more agile players in your category.

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March 2, 2017

In the Age of Disruption, Is Command-and-Control Leadership Dead? [VIDEO]

Disruption, Culture & Leadership

In 2025, eight years from now, 40% of the Fortune 500 companies will no longer exist. In the age of disruption, complacency has no place in great leadership.

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February 23, 2017

The Step Change Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

It doesn’t matter if you have a winning strategy in place — if your company culture is sloppy, you will not win.

Fill out the form to get your own copy of the Step Change Culture Book.

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December 16, 2016

Go for the Wow: Tips on How to Be Remarkable

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

People see 3,000 branded messages in a single day, notice only 80, and react to only 10. So how can you make your business stand out?

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December 15, 2016

Do Your Best Work Yet by Mastering This 2-Letter Word

Productivity, Culture & Leadership

Not all opportunities are created equal. You will find that some are worth saying yes to — they advance your business and your career growth. But saying yes all the time can be unhealthy.

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November 30, 2016

An Effective Executive in an Effective Organisation

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Contrary to the thesaurus, being efficient does not mean being effective. There’s actually a big difference between the two. In fact, oftentimes, highly efficient people can be ineffective in their pursuits.

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November 24, 2016

How to Develop Systems Thinking in Your Organisation

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

The world is constantly evolving. In order to keep up, businesses need to switch on system thinking. Here’s how.

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November 22, 2016

Your To-Do List Is Killing Your Productivity

Productivity, Culture & Leadership

Ditch your to-do lists. Here's a better way to manage your time and get real work done.

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November 15, 2016

21 Influential Business Leaders Share Their Best Leadership Advice

Culture & Leadership

The world's influential leaders share their insights about leadership.

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November 8, 2016

4 Simple, Proactive Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Culture & Leadership

Beat burnout even before it strikes you: Read the four winning strategies to avoid burnout.

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November 1, 2016

The Importance of Coachability

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Procter & Gamble was, but BlackBerry wasn’t. Is your company good at receiving feedback?

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October 25, 2016

The Problem with Problem Solving

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Problem solving is easy, right? Well, look out… You might be suffering from ‘the illusion of explanatory depth’.

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October 6, 2016

Only 12 Seats Left for Powerful Presence This November!

Step Change, Powerful Presence, Culture & Leadership

You are in command. You have everything under control. You are the best version of yourself.

And then, things go haywire.

Things at home aren’t going well. Sales are staggering low. The pressure at work is rocketing sky-high.

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October 5, 2016

Got Impostor Syndrome? You’re Not Alone — Tips For Coming Out On Top

Powerful Presence, Culture & Leadership

Have you ever felt like you got your job due to luck? That all your achievements were a fluke? That one day people will realise you are not who they think you are?

You’re not alone.

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September 29, 2016

Raising the Bar and the Dangers of Complacency

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Complacency is a costly game — just ask Kodak and Nokia. Avoid the pitfalls of complacency and bring in the culture of excellence in your workplace.

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September 20, 2016

Are You a Responsible Manager? Embracing Responsibility as a Company Culture

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Why do some customers pay a premium to get a certain product/service that’s only slightly different from the standard service? Learn how responsibility as a company culture makes a great difference to you, your employees, your products, and your customers.

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July 27, 2016

What Is True Resilience? Unpacking Resilience and Debunking Wrong Notions

Step Change, Culture & Leadership

Does your company embrace genuine resilience as an organisational value? Find out how resilience can benefit you and your company.

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March 8, 2016

The Power of Decisions

Bias, Personal Growth, Power of Model Thinking, Decision Making, Power of Decision, Culture & Leadership

We make choices everyday. If we improved the quality of our choices, what impact would what have on our lives?

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