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Tip of the Day – The Trust Equation (Part 2)

Trust is the foundation for all relationships. Within your organisation, building a strong foundation of trust amongst your team will increase morale, teamwork, productivity and ultimately the bottom line. In the last Tip of the Day, we introduced the components of the Trust Equation and started by looking at Credibility and Reliability. This time we [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – Achieving Quick Wins in Culture-Shaping

Culture is typically identified as 'how things work' in an organisation. While it is necessary for all leaders to shape their desired culture, most are at a loss at how to undertake this task. In order to do so, we must first understand that there are different elements in a culture: style, structure, and substance. [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – The Trust Equation (Part 1)

Trust is the foundation for all relationships. Within your organisation, building a strong foundation of trust amongst your team will increase morale, teamwork, productivity and ultimately the bottom line. According to Davide Maister’s “Trust Equation”, there are several components to trust. Let’s take a look at two components, Credibility and Reliability, and offer tips on [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – To Become a Better Leader, Practise Taking Risks

Leaders become better when they follow through. That requires emotional courage or the willingness to feel the hard feelings that arise from taking risks, breaking the usual patterns, and trying new actions. So how does one cultivate emotional courage? The best way is to take risks in situations where the perceived risk is much higher than the [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – Business Continuity During Crisis

When crises strike, you want to be already prepared for them. You will want to ensure that your business and operations can continue by prioritising the most crucial roles and tasks and protecting your important people and teams. Here are some tips to help you with your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Identify critical roles and [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – Grow Your People, Grow Your Business

The success of your business depends on a host of factors: sound strategy, marketable product or service, efficient processes et cetera. However it ultimately falls on the shoulders and into the hands of people within your organisation to execute on your strategies, plans and processes, to make it work. And the more motivated and engaged [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – When Your Employee Gets Grounded at Home

When your employee is placed under Quarantine Orders or have to take Leave of Absence, it posits a number of work- and pay-related issues for companies. Just because an employee is not allowed to come to work, does not mean you need not pay your employee, or that the employee need not be productive and [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – Management and Communication in Times of Crisis

In times of crisis like the Covid-19 virus spreading rapidly amongst the community, advancing contagion in its path and instilling fear in our people, our economy and many businesses will invariably be negatively impacted. It’s times like these that test the mettle of leaders and resilience of organisations, and only the strongest of teams will [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – Leading by Feeling

The most gifted leaders effectively manage the moods of their organisations with Emotional Intelligence or Quotient (EQ). They are self-aware, empathetic and can intuitively grasp how others and the organisation feel. While EQ comes to some more naturally than others, the good news is that EQ is a skill that can and should be learned, [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Tip of the Day – How to Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

One of the most common struggles a new leader faces is learning to delegate and let go of the “little things.” While you may feel like you need constant oversight into your team’s work, micromanaging employees damages morale and drives away your top performers. It also prevents your team from doing truly creative or innovative [...]

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|