Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Leadership Imperative

The results of a recent global leadership forecast conducted by DDI that surveyed  more than 2,600 organisations, make a compelling and unavoidable case for developing a culture of skilled leaders at every level in an organisation. The Facts: Organisations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely to outperform their competition in key bottom line metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement and customer satisfaction Only 6% of organisations that rated their leadership as poor were in organisations that outperformed their competition versus 78% of organisations rating their leadership quality as excellent who … More

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Tools For Personal and Organisational Change

‘That’s the way we used to do things around here’ is a great article that explores the link between how the brain works and how we can change, personally and as an organisation. To summarise some of the key points from the article: Habits are hard to change because of the way the brain manages them, but Neural connections are highly plastic, so even the most entrenched thought patterns can be changed Attention can re-wire people’s thinking habits In focussing attention, positive reinforcement has power Cultivating cognitive veto-power can override our impulses Our capability to pay attention needs to be built … More

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