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Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’
I have a question for every professional reading this: Do you consider yourself a leader?

If your answer to that was “No”, it might be time to re-think how you approach your job and your career.

 
 
 

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership

Zen and the Art of Reflective Leadership
There’s one practice that will add richness and depth to your work life, empower your team members and enhance your productivity and that of those around you. It can be developed and learned, and it’s cheap.

We’ve all heard of mindfulness and its benefits to health and wellbeing, but to me, mindfulness is most useful as a foundation for a truly productive habit that will be enormously beneficial to your career. I’m talking about embarking on the difficult but highly rewarding journey of creating the habit of reflection.

 
 
 

How to build better leaders with just one simple change

How to build better leaders with just one simple change
You may have heard the saying: “meetings are places where good ideas go to die”. I’d add that in the leadership development space, death by a thousand PowerPoint slides is a prevalent crime.

There is however a growing desire to revisit the way many organisations approach leadership development, and for good reason. The traditional ‘chalk-and-talk’ method, where participants sit for hours trying to absorb theoretical information, is often time wasted. Without practical coaching on how to apply learnings in the workplace, the knowledge doesn't always stick.

 
 
 

Assessing for the best

Assessing for the best
Nothing is more important to an organisation’s long-term health and success than choosing the right people to lead it. But without a reliable way to gauge leadership potential, too much is left to chance.

Assessing for the leadership capabilities your organisation most needs – using methods that are proven to predict performance outcomes – takes away much of the uncertainty. But too often companies fall short on the follow-through.

 
 
 

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace
There’s a reason why organisations still need Baby Boomers: it’s because employing Boomers is good business.

The financial benefits are clear, both to individual companies and the wider economy. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, increasing the employment of Australians over the age of 55 by a mere five per cent would positively impact the national economy by $48 billion.

 
 
 

A New Breed of Leader

A New Breed of Leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 

Girl power on the rise: Gen Y women at work

Girl power on the rise: Gen Y women at work
Want to know what the next generation of female leaders looks like – and if you’ll be one of them?

Global research from Hudson, based on surveys canvassing 28,000 people across 22 languages, details the psychological traits of women that make them well placed to succeed in the workplaces of today and the future.

 
 
 

Leadership in uncertain times

Leadership in uncertain times
During crisis points or times of flux, the type of leader who can navigate an organisation through a storm is markedly different from the type who presides over calmer times. Just what is the difference?

Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments. The collective experience of the dotcom boom and bust, the GFC and the rise of the digital networked economy have contributed to reshaping the kinds of leaders required in this more agile and uncertain environment.

 
 
 
 

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