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What makes a great leader? Listening, part 2.

Practice listening with the consent process Once you collected your ideas in the circle meeting, you can start on a proposal for a solution. A proposal to solve the issue about too many meetings affecting people’s productivity could look like this: ‘Some of you mentioned that we could try to communicate in different ways such …

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What makes a great leader? Listening, part 1.

What is the most important leadership skill? Listening. Take it from Gallup who invited Susan Brady, CEO of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, to talk about this on their podcast. Susan emphasises that listening to your people creates the psychological safety they need to feel safe speaking up at work. What are the …

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What makes a brave leader? Providing transparency and psychological safety.

Brave leaders provide their people with the right support that gets the best results. This week is the World Kindness, World Freedom and International Day for Tolerance. Those are good ingredients for a high performing workplace culture. Research also shows that employers should reward workers for accomplishments, not hours worked. A user on Reddit commented …

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3 reasons why outsourcing could support businesses and save the economy

First Published by MHR. Strategies to support businesses and people during economic crisis. Almost two years ago, I wrote this blog for eLearning Industry: 4 Practical Tips To Inspire Learning In Your Business. One of the tips was about working ‘with experienced […] freelancers to draw from their expertise’. My reasoning behind this was that if money is …

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Distributed leadership in practice

Distributed leadership case study: the client The client for this case study was a creative agency with 50 employees. Distributed leadership case study: the diagnosis The company struggled with a high turnover (30% compared to their industry average of 22%), stressed management and demotivated, unproductive, disengaged employees. Managers constantly complained about people being off sick, …

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Self-managing teams and human-centric workplaces: how the care sector is leading the way

Shining the light on self-managing teams and human-centric workplaces In the first two blog posts of this series, we explored what self-management is, how it works in a team environment and some simple steps to get it started in your company. In this third part, I want to shine the spotlight on three organisations in …

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