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Empathy helps heal pandemic blues leadership Apr 15, 2022

One thing for sure has been demonstrated by two years of a global pandemic: truly empathetic leadership is more important now than ever.

It's always been an important skills for those who aspire to lead. But with more and more people experiencing...

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Are you a truly empathetic leader? leadership Apr 15, 2022

My eye was caught the other day by a headline: empathy is redefining the way we lead. It was the title of a webinar being offered by the Canadian Management Centre.

It caught my eye because just an hour earlier I'd been reading a blog by a...

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Are you wasting 75% of your potential? leadership Mar 14, 2022

How good a listener are you? We all like to think we are good - but the truth is most of us achieve only 25% of our listening potential.

That's because we're too busy, too distracted and too focused on what we're going to say when the speaker...

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Passion: the great leadership tool leadership Mar 14, 2022

If you get a buzz out of your job, and get excited talking about it to strangers, congratulations - you have one of the most important communications tools.

Your enthusiasm, your passion, will do more than almost anything else to get people...

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If you’re going to dream, dream crazy big leadership Oct 10, 2021

Nadja Piatka is an inspiration. Not so long ago her marriage was over, she had two children, no job, and she was hiding from debt collectors. Now she presides over a $20 million success story.

I had the chance to interview Nadja this week, for the...

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Are you living in an echo chamber? leadership Jul 11, 2021

This is a story about a soccer manager - but it’s not about soccer. It’s about creative leadership. Gareth Southgate (above) just led the England team to the final of the European Championship. And he did it with the help of military...

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Are you ready to try the charisma checklist? charisma leadership Apr 14, 2021

How’s your charisma? A team of university researchers in Switzerland have come up with what amounts to a checklist for charisma.

They’ve identified 12 elements that could be at play in a charismatic performance. Nine of the qualities...

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When you need a shift, you need a story leadership story Dec 12, 2019

Stories are all about shifts. Shifts from loser to victor, from oppressed to liberated, from lost to found, from unloved to loved.

That’s why stories are such effective tools for communicating a vision of change, for persuading people to...

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