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Can I give you some feedback? (Part 1)

For many, the phrase ‘Can I offer you some feedback?’ is the brain’s equivalent of footsteps in the night and... Read more

Leading with a growth mindset

Having a growth mindset is critical for modern leaders. The work of Stanford professor Carol Dweck on developing growth mindsets... Read more

Trigger alert

We are all susceptible to being triggered and having, what has been coined by Daniel Goleman, as an emotional hijack.... Read more

Reading a room like a grandmaster reads a chess board

Adrian de Groot was a frustrated amateur chess player. He wanted to know why he kept being beaten at chess... Read more

Be curious, not judgemental

What is the ‘guilty pleasure’ you can’t get enough of when you watch television? You know, the show you don’t... Read more

New Year, New You. Or is it?

There is always so much talk this time of year about New Year resolutions and what we might do differently... Read more

Thinking about 2023... and the year to come

This week’s edition of Impact Loop is a little different; it is the final edition for 2023 and I thought... Read more

Leading through visibility

There is widespread recognition that simply managing people to undertake tasks is not leadership. We seek leaders who set aside... Read more

Strength through vulnerability

Being vulnerable helps build strong, meaningful relationships with the people around us. Sharing our imperfections, the things we don’t know... Read more

Humanity And Humility

Understanding that work is an innate part of being human is critically important for modern leaders and explains why some... Read more

Enlarging Our Perspective

Leading with perspective is how we interpret or assign meaning to the events, stimulus, data and situations we encounter every... Read more

Talking Ourselves Out Of Fear

Leaders with a growth mindset embrace challenges and persist, even when things get tough. They see feedback as a chance... Read more

Learning To Stress Less

Emotional self-awareness is the ability to read and understand our emotions as well as recognise their impact on our work... Read more

Genuine Care In Leadership

The constant nourishing of others is at the core of effective leadership. A successful leader needs to set up their... Read more

We Never Graduate From Needing Feedback

The world needs leaders who are humbled by the sheer complexity of the issues they need to resolve and the... Read more

How To Invest In Your Team Early

Most organisations wait far too long to invest in developing the leaders in their businesses. On average, it is not... Read more

Why Empathy Is A Muscle You Can Build

The pandemic brought to the forefront something leaders have always benefited from - the need to lead with empathy. While... Read more

Why Asking Questions Builds Trust

Many leaders fear asking questions or inviting other perspectives for fear it will diminish their perceived credibility as a leader.... Read more

Be A Champion For Curiosity

For modern leaders, curiosity means having a genuine thirst for filling gaps in our knowledge. As curious leaders we acknowledge... Read more

Why Every Decision Needs A Human Perspective

Human connection happens when leaders make deliberate and thoughtful choices about how to lead with their head and hearts, whatever... Read more

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