“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” So said Henry Ford on why he used his own initiative to develop the mass produced automobile – and the same logic can be applied to the issue of gender equity across organisations today. The reason Mr Ford didn’t ask…

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Identify leaders: 4 qualities you may have overlooked

4 leadership qualities you may have overlooked when identifying future leaders Consider this quote from Forbes.com columnist Victor Lipman, who believes the most effective executives he’s met display “realistic assessments of their own abilities – their strengths and weaknesses, their effect on others, the gaps that needed to be filled.” That’s not to say the…

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Could you spot a future leader in a crowd? Or understand just what an emerging leader needs to work on before they can move up the leadership ladder? Research from Hudson points a way to doing exactly that. Based on BAQ psychological data, the research compares ‘emerging leaders’ – those who have been identified as…

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capability framework to identify leaders

Identifying future leaders starts with a leadership capability framework 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…

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“90 per cent of my job is to fail.” Speaking at an event recently, that’s how the head of a digital company’s Australian division described her job. She was tasked with taking risks on an ongoing basis, with the understanding that only a handful of her initiatives would work, and that this was acceptable. Only…

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Experiential learning approach: building better leaders

Building better leaders with an experiential learning approach 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…

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3 reflective leadership habits of highly effective leaders

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…

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how one leader inspired his team under a year

How one leader inspired his team to achieve a ‘miracle’ in under a year Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the underdog triumph over adversity to rise to the top of their field. The recent upset win by Leicester City Football Club of the English Premier League is a story not only of great…

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