Four Cornerstones to a Thriving Culture of Inclusion and Diversity

There is a strong business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Organizations that are diversely inclusive are more creative and innovative, have employees that are more engaged, have a better understanding of local and global markets and,...

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Move the Management Mindset: Create Resilient Teams with The Coach Approach

By Ingrid Vaughan In today’s constantly changing business environment, the need for organizational resilience has never been greater. Resilient companies are those that can confidently face challenges, solve problems, navigate change and recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. To do...

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The Art and Impact of Influence

 By Garry Priam Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. In that light, leadership is very much an art form and its skills include the art of influencing others. Since there is definitely a creative element...

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The ABCs of Disruptive Communication: From Mission Statement to Mantra

By Kristin Zehnder, CHRP Picture the following. It’s Monday morning and Sally is eager to begin her week by leading a team meeting to refresh the company’s mission statement.  While this meeting presents a challenging opportunity for Sally, it is apparent...

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Eight Conversation Competencies for Leaders

By Dene Rossouw There are at least eight essential conversation competencies that can help CEOs engage their stakeholders, peers, clients and staff in a more productive and meaningful way. The CEO is also the Chief Engagement Officer – each conversation...

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Leadership Lessons from A Mexican Jewelry Vendor: Paco’s Five Secrets to Success

By Patricia Trick Any tourist surviving on Medano beach in Cabo San Lucas will have quickly learned the term “no gracias”. The relentless string of vendors selling their Mexican wares commences before 8 a.m. and goes non-stop until around 7...

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Gain Senior Management Buy-in to Training and Other Change Initiatives

By Ian Cameron We have heard it a hundred times before. Perhaps you have even said it yourself. “This training initiative would have been a success if only senior management had bought in.” So what is up with...

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