5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you’re still young.
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Are your ideas going down the drain?

Collaboration and respect are the cornerstones of great teamwork and every high performing team shares these attributes. Yet sometimes the practice of challenging ideas and speaking up gets lost, and creativity and innovation start to flail.
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Engaging colleagues in conversation

Establishing good working relationships is essential to a good culture and an environment where people do their best work.
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Learning can be learned

In today’s society where technological and other change happens at such a pace, none of us can afford to give up on the idea of learning. Learning is as much a constant as is change. And we need to master both.
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Fast Inclusive Decision Making

Recent research has concluded that quick decision making provides better results as long as appropriate team members are involved or at the very least are kept informed (inclusive).
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Achieving Self Confidence

Confidence is a skill, not a born trait. So the good news is that we can train ourselves to become more confident.
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Turning Negative Self Doubt into Positive Self-Confidence

If you are finding that negative phrases about yourself are starting to make their presence felt, here are some ways that will allow you to return to a more balanced viewpoint.
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The important thing - is knowing what the important thing is

Efficiency doesn’t attract the desired results unless this effort is being applied to the right tasks or priorities. Once you have the ‘important thing’ nailed, then and only then can you start to look at how to be more efficient.
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Jump Starting Team Member Motivation

Here are the most common reasons underlying an uninspired employee and how to guide them back to action.
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Develop your Presentation Skills

The only way that we will really ever get better at delivering presentations, is by actually doing more of them ourselves. Here are a few other ideas that may help.
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What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it?

What must be remembered about Imposter Syndrome is that it is a frame of mind, so you can challenge this thinking. Whether it’s you or a team member needing help, here are three ways to reset your mind and banish imposter syndrome to the past.
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Removing the 'BUSY' badge of honour that we may wear

In the 21st century, many of us are slaves to the curse of ‘being busy’. But are we putting our energy into the right tasks? The things that help us to live the life we desire? Here's how you can separate urgent and shallow activity from the important and deep activity.
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Company Culture - Do you have a plan?

A healthy, functioning culture has a huge influence on the financial and operational success of a business, but there’s no magic formula to cultural change. If you start to focus on behaviours, you can start to initiate real change. Here are some proven principles to get you started on this journey, because if you start to change behaviour, an evolution in mindset will follow.
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Breaking free from anxiety: the modern affliction

If you, or a member of your team, are suffering from an anxiety attack, here are a few tricks to halt it in its tracks.
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Transformational Leadership

A 'transformational' leader values learning and development as they know that in the end they will get more out of their people, and their people will get more satisfaction out of their role.
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Emotionally Intelligent leaders create great cultures. Here's why!

Emotionally intelligent leaders take the time to find ways to hone their abilities to connect with their people and create a positive working environment.
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Don't be fooled by Perfectionism

Is perfectionism crucial to success or does it hold you back? Perfectionism is essential in some cases. But in many common scenarios, striving to attain perfection has the potential to do you, your colleagues and your organisation more harm than good.
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Who Else Wants to Know the Mysteries Behind Psychological Safety at Work

A psychologically safe culture fosters an environment where all team members feel empowered to question the behaviours and decisions of others and to call out questionable practices.
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Boost your successful business practices with these tips

Here are some of the things that successful people practice, so take a look and see which ones resonate with you.
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How to recognise and improve workplace poor performers

Ultimately we are all paid to carry out the work that a business needs us to, so non-performance can’t be tolerated forever. Yet it can be addressed in an empathetic and objective way to bring about the desired results.
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How to manage your manager

If you're starting with a new boss or need some help to establish a healthy relationship with a current one, here are some tips that can help.
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Resolving Conflict Effectively

Here are some effective methods that you can use to ensure that you take charge of a situation and manage conflicts more effectively.
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How to deal with negative team members

These tips can help you identify and remedy the effects of the negative team members.
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Engaged Leaders create engaged Team Members

Both people and leadership engagement need to be built into your overall business strategy, as quite simply, engaged employees lead to better business.
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Five traits that successful leaders possess

If you had to bottle up the characteristics of great leaders into five key behaviours, what would they be? While renowned thought leaders in this space differ on what exactly that recipe entails, here are the common themes that resonate with the experts.
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How well developed is your emotional intelligence?

If you are confident, good at achieving your goals, flexible, resilient and able to bat off stress, then you are exhibiting the positive signs of a healthy EQ.
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Making trust a valued member of your team

A team can't operate to its fullest potential without trust - both trust between members and trust with their manager.
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Mastering Mistakes

Not only are mistakes forgivable, but having the courage to admit them can help you grow as a leader.
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The Secret to Inner Strength

Whether it’s trying to find a greater inner strength for yourself or for one of your fellow team members the recommendation is that this is an area that we all should constantly strive to improve.
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The ABCD of Leadership

Being a leader is a complex blend of being able to inspire others, instil trust, and ensure accountability, just to name a few. But what are the traits you need to embrace or develop in order to be a great leader?
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Achieve Exceptional Results with Delegation

Delegation can be uncomfortable but it is an essential trait of being a leader.
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I want to become more Patient!

Here are some ideas as to how to control your feelings when things did not always happen as quickly as you expected.
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How being "present" can improve performance

Communication is at the heart of driving results
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Steps to achieve Behavioural Change

To ensure we’re continuously learning and operating at our best at work, most of us have a longstanding habit or two that we could benefit from changing.
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Strategic Implementation

Having successful strategies, goals and objectives within your organisation are critical to success. But equally as crucial is having the ability as a leader to influence and drive the implementation of those goals.
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Discovering your Emotional Intelligence

It's not about putting on a fake and cheerful face, it's about being authentic and optimistic, as that will transfer to people within the organisation, starting a chain reaction of success.
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The Art Of Listening

Effective listening is focused around creating energy and support, while ensuring the other person feels motivated and positive after the conversation has finished.
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Authenticity

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken". Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.
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Achieve Excellence with High Performing Teams

What is the key to creating success? Here are a few practical tips to use with your team.
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Learn to Focus your Mind

Here are some proven tips to help you focus your mind and energy.
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Recognition for your Achievements

Want to be recognised for your achievements? Here are four easy steps that can help get your personal brand in front of those who matter.
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Take the stress out of Innovation!

Methods, processes and techniques that teams can use for Effective Innovation.
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Tips that will enhance your Presenting and Active Listening capabilities

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are.
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How to Make Better Small Talk

Making small talk is a part of everyday life but it can be intimidating. Here are some tips that will help you overcome any anxiety and develop your ability to start up and maintain conversations with others.
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5 Ways to Keep Fear of Failure from Holding you Back

Here are some ways to eliminate self-doubt and manage your fear.
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Top Tips for Greater Self-Control

Self-control is vital to our success.
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This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.
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Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

If you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.
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How to Conquer Self-Criticism for Greater Happiness

The astonishing science of self-compassion shows that it boosts our well-being and success!
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Collaboration versus Competition

There are several benefits to successfully managing the balance between competition and collaboration. Although some competition is useful, it is collaboration that can lead organizations to grow or thrive.
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How Great Leaders Ask Great Questions

How well do you ask questions? From my experience, most managers don’t think about this issue.
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Five Key Challenges Facing Global Firms Over Next Five Years

Collaboration, agility, transparency, innovation and productivity are the five key challenges facing global companies over the next five years.
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Are You Avoiding Having a Difficult Conversation?

Not many people enjoy having challenging conversations. You know the ones; you don't agree and the emotions are likely to be strong.
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Your Invitation to Greatness: The Top 10 Traits of a Leader that Instills Trust and Accountability

Are great leaders born or made? That is a question that has been plaguing people from the beginning of time. It is the issue discussed in books such as "From Good to Great" and "Winning."
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Being Authentic And Being A Leader

Johnny Cash said, "We played it and sang it the way we felt it, and a whole lot can be said for that." Most people agree that one thing Johnny Cash had going for him was that he was authentic. He knew who he was and he put across who he was.
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Bring Out the Best in Your Team

When teams form to take on tasks, they are seldom able to tap the full knowledge of every member, in large part because the most confident, outgoing people get the most airtime, even if they’re not the most expert.
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How do I prioritise my workload?

Prioritisation is the cornerstone of good time management. It ensures that the time available to you is being spent on the most essential activities. The mistake that is most commonly made is failing to differentiate between important and urgent tasks.
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10 Ways to Improve Your Team Engagement

Engagement with an organisation starts during the interview process. And a proper induction process is essential so make the first day meaningful.
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The Chameleon Leader

The stock market and economic commentators change their minds about the state of the economy almost on a weekly basis. The signals are mixed. It varies considerably from continent to continent, and even within regions. Is it any wonder leader managers increasingly face uncertainty. In the face of this uncertainty the watch-words for leaders are 'Adaptability', and 'Resilience'.
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How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don't Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner - the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time.
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Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people's opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of whether the boss is a "great" leader or not. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym more often this year?
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What motivates us at work?

"When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze," says behavioral economist Dan Ariely in today’s talk, given at TEDxRiodelaPlata. "We really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like."
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What kind of leader do we need?

Whether we are leading in a corporation, a government agency, or a social sector or nonprofit organization, we need to ask, What kind of leaders do our people deserve and require in these demanding times?
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7 Surprising Reasons Why You Have Healthy Corporate Culture

"In order for a company to realize success over the long-term, they must first create a healthy work environment and then maintain it.
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Creative Leadership: Humility and Being Wrong

During one of the 2004 presidential debates, an audience member stood up and asked Democrat John Kerry if he could give an example of when he had been wrong about something. The questioner was asking the question as a measure of character and trying to divine whether Kerry, like President George W. Bush, was a leader who never admitted an error in judgment. (Bush had been adamant in the contention that “no mistakes were made” in the Iraq War.)
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The Hard Science of Teamwork

Like many people, I've encountered teams that are "clicking." I've experienced the "buzz" of a group that's blazing away with new ideas in a way that makes it seem they can read each others' minds. We think of building teams that operate on this plane as an art, or even magic. It's not something you can plan; it's lightning-in-a-bottle stuff that you just embrace when you're lucky enough to come across it.
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The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business

This image was recently emailed to one of the senior-most technology executives at LinkedIn. In case you can't read it, the text says: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
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