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Build a Strong, Relevant, Diverse Network

Build a Strong, Relevant, Diverse Network

Achieving success is easier with a strong peer network: a group of trusted colleagues who can provide feedback, share insights, and support you when you need it most. Here's how to create one: Be intentional about who you want in it. It can be a mix of people and more...

Here’s an idea: Let’s get better at being creative

Here’s an idea: Let’s get better at being creative

Creativity and ideas are the antidote to disruption and together they fuel innovation – the engine that drives value creation, customer satisfaction, personal fulfilment and growth. So, how do we improve our creativity? Antonija Pacek, Executive Coach, Educator and...

Working from home? Keep stress away at the end of the day

Working from home? Keep stress away at the end of the day

After a busy day it can be a struggle to leave work behind. Too often we take out our job-related stress on others with micro-aggressions or impatience. Here are some ways to make sure that work troubles stay at work. “Depressurise” with an end of work habit. Connect...

No pressure: how to deliver a great first speech

No pressure: how to deliver a great first speech

What messages should an incoming leader give in their first speech? A new US President, perhaps, or a potential new German Chancellor, or any new boss taking over a high profile role – how should they approach that crucial first communication? It seems the right week...

What I Learned from… Coaching Virtually

What I Learned from… Coaching Virtually

A guide for executives, coaches and HR professionals to succeeding with virtual leadership coaching. Delphine Parmenter, Executive Coach, Educator and Kourdi Associate Like most leadership coaches, I was coaching online long before we were all confined, sheltered and...

The Covid Leadership Challenge

The Covid Leadership Challenge

The Covid pandemic has led to many more people working from home; what should leaders and organisations do to reflect this major change in working patterns across the globe? Richard Finn gives leaders some answers. Working from home has many benefits, but it also...

Sustainably You: Three Techniques for Boosting your Resilience

Sustainably You: Three Techniques for Boosting your Resilience

Even before the experience of 2020’s pandemic, many reported stress in connection with work. Globally, the Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the fragility of economies, the discomfort of working digitally instead of face to face, and all of our underlying health...

Succeeding in a New Role

Succeeding in a New Role

What should you do if you are about to start a new role? A friend of mine is just about to start a new, senior leadership role, so to help her (and you) here are a few ideas. Begin learning and questioning fast – ideally before you start the new job When starting a...

Working from Home? Follow These Six Simple Tips

Working from Home? Follow These Six Simple Tips

Look after yourself and others by focusing on head, heart and health. This is by far the most important thing we can do, turning the challenge of surviving a global health scare into a more positive opportunity. All of us need to look after our “head”, meaning our...

Develop a Shared Sense of Purpose

Develop a Shared Sense of Purpose

Struggling organisations find it difficult keeping employees engaged because leaders are often more focused on directing, telling, or shifting strategy. The best way to revitalise a business while simultaneously energising its people is to do several things,...

Be Inclusive, Supportive and Effective at Your Next Meeting

Be Inclusive, Supportive and Effective at Your Next Meeting

Meetings sometimes have difficult issues that need resolving, and you won’t accomplish much in your meeting if there’s an elephant in the room. Several techniques will help: It starts with you: raise the issue yourself to get the group unstuck. Ask people to explain...

Develop Your Social Media Fluency

Develop Your Social Media Fluency

At a time when trust, connection, business relationships and mobile technology are converging and assuming huge significance and impact, leaders are increasingly expected to have a strong social media presence. However, many still view social media as a broadcast...

Improve Your Listening Skills

Improve Your Listening Skills

We all recognise that good listening means sitting silently, making eye contact, questioning and, when necessary, paraphrasing what you heard. However the best listeners go deeper by trying to understand the substance of what the other person is staying. This can be...

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