Growing wings isn’t enough
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Leadership coach Kerrin Miller shares a case study showing how traditional leadership coaching is not a sufficient solution. Largely in response to these challenges and the view that women can learn and build antidotes to the organisational walls they face, a pan-African investment bank, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, launched...
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Agile people make agile organisations
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We have in the last few weeks considered the traits of agile organisations, but what of the individuals who make up those organisations? What attributes do individuals in an agile organisation require to thrive and to lead? And who are the people in the organisation who will lead the move...
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Transparency – the foundation of Agile Organisations
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Last month we considered the hallmarks and the benefits of an agile organisation. So, the obvious next question is how do we get there? How can we, as strategic thinkers and managers, move our teams and our entire organisations to that structure so that we are better able to respond...
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Trademarks of agile organisations
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It has been said that change is the only constant, and these days companies have to be more agile than ever to keep up with changes in the marketplace, changes in technology and changes in stakeholder needs. With up to 70% of all organisational change efforts failing, it is the...
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Focusing on women leaders in the organisation and beyond
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Women in business start with the same intelligence, commitment and education as men, though comparatively few women reach senior leadership positions. This is not just unfair, but also a missed opportunity for organisations, desperate for more good leaders and diverse leadership. Starting more than ten years ago, the McKinsey Leadership...
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inclusive leadership
Developing Inclusive Leaders, every day
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Global research has shown that for you to succeed (and thrive) in a complex and volatile context, you need to build on leadership levers like strategic vision, relationships, acumen, execution, inspiration and innovation. While these remain critical, how you lead in this context requires the development of a new leadership...
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The Art of Inclusivity
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The current business landscape globally is undergoing major changes. There are shifts in markets, evolving customer preferences and digitization – all resulting in changes affecting a number or corporates and organisations. To assist companies navigate these waters, leaders are increasingly expected to have high-level skills when it comes to strategic...
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The importance of inclusivity and belonging in the workplace
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John Baldoni, for Forbes, wrote: “Fostering a sense of belonging may be one of a leader’s most powerful levers. Appropriately used it elevates the nature of work with a sense of purpose that brings people together for a common cause and encourages them to bond with one another in the...
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5 steps to build a collaborative and innovative team
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According to research into team behaviour by Lynda Gratton and Tamara J. Erickson, in which 55 teams at 15 multinational companies were studied, “the same four qualities required for success are the same qualities that undermine success.” To successfully take on a challenging project, today’s teams are larger and increasingly...
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How great leaders bring out the best in others
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Learning how to bring out the best in others is one of the most important things you will ever do as a leader. The value of bringing out the best in your team is clear: colleagues who have good leaders are naturally motivated to do their best, while the opposite...
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FUTURE FIT LEADERS
How to develop future-fit leaders in Africa
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We are seeing rapid technological changes in almost every sector, which means the business landscape is not only changing, but existing business practices are being challenged. There is an ever-growing need to relook established processes, the way business models currently work and how new competitors are engaged. As disruptive change...
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How to develop peak performance leaders on a large scale
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Large-scale leadership development requires investing in organisation-wide change. Every day throughout a large organisation, hundreds of leaders make countless decisions, each one either supporting or harming business efforts. To this end, siloed talent and reserving leadership training for the 1% executive team is a thing of the past - leadership...
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