How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. In this TED Talk Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. Click here to watch the clip  (17.57 mins)

Managing Conflict and Disagreements

Conflict is part of any dynamic business organisation. It arises because people care and want to do their jobs well. The goal of a manager should be to avoid “win-lose” situations and to ensure productive resolution of conflict. Effectively working through conflict results in stronger working relationships and encourages creative solutions – while handling conflict inappropriately results in damaged relationships and inhibits the expression of valuable opinions.

The Leadership Difference – The Power of Three

Transforming Leaders – We want you to become the best leader you can be. Everyone has their preferred set of leadership beliefs, skills, models – enough to fill a library, not just a book. So we thought we’d keep it simple and share the 3 things we know make the difference: Be Resilient; Be Authentic; Make the Story […]

Managing Creativity and Innovation by Harvard Business School Press

Innovation is an undisputed catalyst for company growth, yet many managers across industries fail to create a climate that encourages and rewards innovation. Managing Creativity and Innovation explores the manager’s role in sparking organizational creativity and offers insight into what managers and leaders must do to increase successful innovation. Contents include: Generating new ideas and […]

Effective Strategic Leadership, the Complete Guide to Strategic Management by John Adair

It is the role of Strategic leaders to respond to change and external events, establishing a strong organizational structure, allocating resources and communicating strategic vision. As a strategic leader, your decisions may appear more risky, your actions more visible and achieving results more complex than for organizational managers. In Effective Strategic Leadership John Adair teaches you everything […]

How to Grow Leaders: The Seven Key Principles of Effective Leadership Development by John Adair

How to Grow Leaders is a ground-breaking book which sets the record straight on leadership development, the nature of leadership and how it can be taught. John Adair identifies the seven key principles of leadership development, and answers vital questions on how to select, train and educate leaders at team, operational and strategic leadership levels. […]

Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi

Leadership and the One Minute Manager teaches leaders the world renowned method of developing self-reliance in those they manage: Situational Leadership. From Leadership and the One Minute Manager you’ll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership […]