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DISC Styles – Improving your Performance

Following on from last month, let’s talk about improving your performance. Have you worked out who you are or identified some traits of your employees? Are you Dominant (D), an Influence (I), Steady (S), and Conscientious (C)? Remember, each style corresponds to certain behaviours which express themselves naturally in our interactions with others and help […]

Lessons in Leadership from the All Blacks

Even before they won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, the New Zealand All Blacks were regarded as the most successful professional sports team in history. They have won 77% of test matches, however in the professional era they have won a staggering 84% of test matches, while from 2010 through until 2015 the number […]

Personality Tests vs DISC Reports

One of the things I love in my role as an Advanced Consultant of Extended DISC is focusing on enhancing individual and team performance for increased Confidence & Communication. That ah-ha moment, when you see the penny drop whether it be an individual recognising their own behaviour and how to modify it or seeing how […]

Helping Your Team Thrive Through Change

You can have the most forward thinking company with the best in IT and training that money can buy. But unless your staff is open and willing to mix things up in a changeable environment, you may face difficulties in getting things implemented. Change management handles this through a systematic approach focusing on the employee […]

How to Develop a Culture of Growth Mindset and Learning

It doesn’t matter what position you hold, without the means or the desire to grow and learn, you will at some point lose interest in the task and come to a creative standpoint. As an employee, you must ensure that your staff not only understand this, but that they are willing to consistently develop their […]

Three Ways to Create Collaborative Teams

While you want to foster employees who can carry out tasks by themselves and complete solo projects, collaborative teams and teamwork should always remain high on the priority list. Great leaders understand that their success lies firmly in the success of those operating with them and individuals should also possess this same gauge to measure […]

Unconscious Bias

Regardless of how unbiased you think you are, each one of us is guilty of harbouring an unconscious bias at one time or another. Unconscious bias is the bias which is handled by our subconscious mind and which you don’t even know you are basing many of your decisions on. But you are. And when […]

How to Deliver the Good and the Bad

As a manager, there will be a time when you have to give feedback – both good and bad. Constructive criticism is part and parcel of being a leader, although it is imperative you understand how to deliver the news to avoid offending or wasting a valuable teaching opportunity. Start with the good and ease […]

How to Keep Your Energy Levels High

While you may not think that keeping your team’s energy levels high falls under your umbrella, you will be surprised to learn that you can do a lot to improve the health and wellness of your team members and ultimately aid their success at work. Recharge the batteries Minimising stress and taking regular breaks will […]

Managing Stress Levels for You And Your Team

A healthy and happy team is your ultimate aim, but this can be hard to achieve when your workforce, or even part of your workforce, is feeling stressed and anxious. While it is up to everyone to manage their own stress levels, it is essential as a manager that you are not adding to your […]

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