Jan Terkelsen's Blog (8)

Top 3 tips for introverted people leaders

If you’re an introverted manager, chances are that you will occasionally find your preference for introversion is challenged by your role as a people leader. That’s not to say that introverts don’t make good managers or leaders. It just means that sometimes there’s a need to take on extroverted behaviour in order to be effective.

To clarify. That doesn’t mean you have to ‘be’ an extrovert, just that it helps to take on extroverted behaviours.

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on May 25, 2017 at 16:35 — No Comments

Help Your Team GROW With This Framework For Conversations

As a manager or people leader, you have several conversations with team members each day. These will often have a coaching or advisory element to them. Some may even be about performance management. And…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on May 23, 2017 at 11:45 — No Comments

Top 5 Tips for Mindfulness in the Workplace



People leaders are no stranger to 'mind fullness'. Not only do they have their head crowded with their own issues, but usually there are a dozen or more team issues keeping their mind full also.…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on May 19, 2017 at 12:45 — No Comments

5 Tips (and a challenge) for Wellbeing for Leaders

Leading people creates stress and puts pressure on your health and well-being. But as a leader, it's important for you to set a standard that not only keeps you in top shape, but sets an example for your team to follow.

And while you no doubt know what you need to be…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on May 15, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

4 Simple Steps to Create a High Performing Career

While being part of a high performing team is great at any time, it’s even more powerful if it’s in the context of having your own high performing career. Many take a passive approach to this, waiting for opportunities to arise then exploring them as they go along. While this is fine to do, we advocate a more proactive approach, most specifically through career planning.

We cover the subject in this week’s People Leaders Podcast episode but if you prefer to read,…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 30, 2017 at 5:08 — No Comments

Renewal – The Eighth Dimension of The High Performing Team Assessment Tool

Gone are the days where the measure of a professional’s success was how late they stayed at the office or how much they sacrificed in the name of work. Business leaders have worked out the price of such a culture was way too high, resulting in poor performance and poor health for their workers.

This is why renewal, the eighth and final dimension of a high performing team is so vital, as we discuss on our latest podcast episode. People leaders need to not only…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 23, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments

Flow – The Seventh Dimension of The High Performing Team Assessment Tool

Good communication is an obvious and critical requirement for teams to work together yet it’s one of the first areas to look at when the team is not in ‘flow.’ the seventh ‘face’ of a high performing team.

Good communication starts at the top of a team and works its way down as team members always take their cues from how the leadership team interacts with each other and the team in general. If leadership communication is unclear and inconsistent, confusion…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments

Growth – The Sixth Dimension of The High Performing Team Assessment Tool

It’s a standard law of nature that where there is no growth things become stagnant. This is true in the organisational environment as well. Personal and team growth is critical and without it, work becomes mundane and businesses get left behind as the ‘competition’ moves ahead.

Of course we’re not referring here to growth in the sense of size, but more so in the sense of professional and team development. One of the top reasons employees leave organisations…

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Added by Jan Terkelsen on March 8, 2017 at 4:00 — No Comments

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