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Better Humans: The (really hard) “business case” for EQ

The author, inspirational speaker, and leadership visionary Simon Sinek posted a video recently, which critiqued the use of the term soft skills. As a learning and development professional, this really spoke to a common bugbear of mine and pretty much all my HR-related colleagues. We used those scare quotes almost like a nervous tic because […]

Creating the “culture” you want

You’re a leader in a large organization with a whole lot of “rules”–both in writing and unwritten–about how people “should” behave.  More than likely, there are parts of the culture that are healthy (let’s hope so, or your business won’t be around for long!). Unfortunately, there are also the “sticky” parts–the “acceptable” behaviors that often […]

6 Questions your leadership development providers are hoping you don’t ask, but you should!

One of the top challenges facing South African HR organisations right now is the looming deadline of completing your Workplace Skills Plan (WSP). You need to be responsive to the here and now and balance critical and scarce skills demands with looking far enough down the line to make informed strategic accredited training recommendations. An […]

Kindness and Accountability

Empathy and compassion appear to be just what the doctor ordered as organizations re-group, re-think and re-organize. As human beings, our call is to kindness. Kindness to ourselves and each other. The more people I speak to the more I hear the mantra: I am crazy busy and exhausted. The 2020 call to self-compassion and […]

Building Video Resilience

2020 ended with a lot of deeply fatigued workers. Did 2021 change anything? Not specifically, but as we always do at the end of a year, we expect things to change with the hanging of a new calendar. So what are you doing to change things proactively? I spend a lot of time in Zoom/ […]

Productive Kindness

As I write this I am at the bedside of my father who fell and is now admitted to hospital with broken ribs and a broken wrist. My father is in his eighties and is frail both mentally and physically and I am responsible for his day-to-day care. Typically when I say I have this […]

Transition Traps

Research over the years has consistently shown that over 60% of all new supervisors and managers fail to make an effective transition from being an individual contributor to their new leadership roles. Why is this so? Remarkably, because the large majority of first-time supervisors are thrown into the deep end of the pool, with little […]

Inspired Leadership News

This year we are introducing greater value to the Inspired Leadership Community through showcasing events, articles & points of view from our rapidly growing partner and alliance network. In order to create more value to you and your organization, we will be bringing you insights, options and events that will help you lead your organization […]

Are you fatigued or depleted?

As we at last face the last few weeks of this extremely strange year it is important that you refuel with purpose and understand a bit more about what you might be feeling and thinking. Many of us feel that we shouldn’t be as tired as we are because we have been working from home, […]

December News

Choose Courage This year has been somewhat surprising (she says… mastering the understatement!). What we can agree about though is that despite working from home & getting 2 hours back in our diaries daily… we have worked harder this year than ever before! What happened? Between home-schooling, ZOOMing & fighting down anxiety-attacks, some of us […]

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