8 Behaviours That Will Push People Out the Door

Recent research data gathered in the pandemic by Zenger Folkman suggests poor performance by leaders on 8 behaviours pushes team members out the door and increases turnover significantly. Their research shows that the number one factor influencing people to quit their job continues to be the behaviour of their immediate supervisor or manager.  This has … Read more

Why investing in leadership development is the key to reducing staff turnover

Sandra was sceptical about the value of investing in leadership development. She had been a successful individual contributor, which led to her being promoted to a leadership role. However, she continued acting much the same way she had as a technical expert, producing results through her hard work and individual effort. Now she was in … Read more

Why good listening is much more than being silent while the other person talks

When Dan took on his new role, he did not want to fall into the trap of communicating his vision while crossing his fingers and hoping it would all turn out. He had been on the receiving end of too many failed change programs that relied on broadcasting key messages. Teams often resisted the change … Read more

Why leaders must transform themselves to succeed with digital transformation

Leaders must transform themselves is a key conclusion of “Leading in the Digital Era,” a three-part series, summarising research led by Linda Hill at Harvard Business School.  The research included roundtable discussions with over 175 executives from companies around the world as well as a survey of over 1,500 senior executives from more than 90 countries about … Read more

Why listening is a leadership skill that is more than not speaking

One thing I notice about the charismatic leaders I have met is they are skilled listeners. When they are listening to you, it is as though you are the only person in the world. Have you had that experience? They defy the myth that executive presence is something to do with being a talented speaker. … Read more