When you listen to a recording of your own voice, it never sounds like the voice your hear inside your head. But as vocal coach Janet Howd reveals, there are ways to change this.
Encouraging employees to share their experiences and insights connects an organisation to itself and to its customers, and it is something that should lie at the heart of every organisation's communication policy.
People who are always trying to please others seldom do. In fact more often than not, their behavior is counter-productive. So what about you? Are you a people-pleaser?
We often forget that gossip is a form of workplace violence and under-estimate the harm it can do. But why is gossip so pervasive and such a tough habit to quit? Peter Vajda investigates.
The reason so many large organizations have problems with innovation often starts with their leadership teams. So unlocking their innovation potential means understanding the key factors that influence innovation and how leadership behavior influences them.
Have you ever stopped to think what glib scripted responses to customer enquiries say about your business? Perhaps you should try waiting in your own queues or dealing with your own call centre.
Google's launch of Calico earlier this year to seek new ways to fight the aging process was met with some amusement and much skepticism. But the business plan of this novel venture is by no means novelty-based.
Nelson Mandela's qualities and impact as a leader are indisputable. He was courageous and resolute. He was a pattern-breaker. His character and vision were profound. Yet, his most enduring legacy won't be what he did as much as what he didn't do.
Creating, sustaining and leading growth takes a lot more than big goals and hard work. If you want to lead sustained growth, train yourself and your team to think and act more like endurance athletes.
Much of the talk about the importance of emotional intelligence is missing the point if we fail to deal with the root causes of our emotional reactivity. In fact it's not emotionally intelligence that really matters, but emotional maturity.
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