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How to Identify the Next Generation of Leaders

Organisations succeed by identifying, developing and retaining the best talent and leaders – but how do you know you have found them? Here are five characteristics to help you identify the next generation of leaders to secure the success of your organisation now and in the future.

Conviction

The next generation of leaders will show great conviction. Conviction in their personal values and beliefs, in your organisation’s values and mission and the ideas and…

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Added by Mark Brand on April 26, 2017 at 18:44 — No Comments

Six qualities of great leaders

There are good leaders who drive growth, and there are great leaders who drive movements. What is the difference between them? Here are six qualities great leaders possess and how can you adopt them through your own leadership style.

1. Authenticity

While every great leader learns from the success of others and listens to the market they serve, they also never lose sight of who they are and what they bring to the table. Your principles, ideas, thoughts,…

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Added by Mark Brand on April 19, 2017 at 22:16 — No Comments

Six signs you are a change leader

In an increasingly competitive and changing business environment, your organisation needs a champion for change. Someone who will drive and manage change, anticipate and respond effectively to roadblocks, understand cultural dynamics and engage your team.



Could it be you? Contrary to popular opinion a change leader doesn’t need to be at the top of the company or even within the management team (though it certainly does help!). Here are six signs that you – or someone on your team… Continue

Added by Mark Brand on April 12, 2017 at 14:20 — No Comments

The four biggest risks to your employment brand during transition - and how to minimise them

The pace of change in the business world continues to increase — and so do the risks of workplace change. Here are four risks to be aware of when transitioning employees to ensure your employment brand is protected.



1. Short-timer syndrome



Short-timer syndrome is often experienced when staff, who are waiting out their notice or redundancy period, become disengaged or indifferent and have a significant drop in productivity because they have no future with… Continue

Added by Mark Brand on April 5, 2017 at 19:03 — No Comments

How to Keep Your Team Motivated Through Transition

When employees don’t know the day or hour of their departure and experience emotional turmoil around leaving, it can be hard to keep them productive and focused in their role. So how do you keep your team motivated when they know they are leaving?

Here are four tips to help you engage your transitioning team and protect your employment brand in the process.

1. Keep your team informed

By keeping the lines of communication open, you can significantly…

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Added by Mark Brand on March 30, 2017 at 21:19 — No Comments

The right way to break redundancy news

Let’s face it; staring into the eyes of a hardworking, loyal employee and breaking the news of their redundancy is never an easy conversation to have, but there are some ways to reduce the sting and ensure they have a smooth career transition.

Plan the conversation

If you don’t break redundancy news in a compassionate manner you can make your staff member’s transition more difficult, their notice period more awkward and your work environment more…

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Added by Mark Brand on March 2, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments

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