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5 things great leaders do every day

5 things great leaders do every day

1) Communicate effortlessly
– They make it relevant, meaningful and two way. They adapt their style and approach to match the recipient – They are “communication adaptors”.

2) Foster trust
– The authentic leader creates an open and honest environment where people can act and behave without fear. Trust doesn’t have to be earned; it can be cultivated by leaders.

3) Live & breath their vision
– For the congruent leader, everything they do and every action they take is aligned to their vision and strategy.… Continue Reading

The reason why some leaders can not connect with their workers

Our brain has two hemispheres that are programmed and defined to do different jobs. The two hemispheres are our left brain and right brain. The left brain is responsible for things such as strategy, thinking, detail and a lot of the practical things we do as humans. The right brain is where we experience emotion, feelings, and the ability to see the big picture; this is also where we develop empathy.

There is an irony that has emerged for some well educated executives. The irony is that all through our childhood and into our adult life, we are broadly taught using the left thinking side of our brain.… Continue Reading

New Leadership Philosophy Offers Fresh Perspective

Author and leadership expert, Steve Rush, caught the eye of the Welsh Government Assembly in the UK, with the publication of his book Leadership Cake: A Recipe for Success in Leadership. Rush will be presenting the Leadership Cake philosophy at a global launch event in the British Consulate in New York City on Thursday, February 27, 2014. His audience is comprised of leading executives from US firms, including invited guests from PepsiCo, Bloomberg, Ralph Lauren, and the New York Times. The international event will be held from 4:00 p.m.… Continue Reading

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Invest in your Leadership Development and watch the ripple effect!

A strength demonstrated by great leaders is they all are agile enough to develop and adapt in a changing world. Not only are they able to adapt their business acumen to the commercial world they operate in, they also demonstrate an ability to grow their knowledge, skills and capability. 

A bi-product of this leadership agility and self awareness in developing themselves is they keep hold of the team of individuals that they lead, their direct reports. Great teams share consistency and longevity as they grow together.… Continue Reading

Leadership is fun

“Take the time to actually appreciate how much fun leading others can be, it’s not only an enormous privilege but in the sessions I run with leaders, I get them to focus and draw on the high level of enjoyment the skill and craft can bring about. Have some fun and the work gets done.”

-Steve Rush

The executive’s guide to better listening

Strong listening skills can make a critical difference in the performance of senior executives, but few are able to cultivate them. Here’s how.

(I like this article from Mckinsey and I wanted to share it with you • written by Bernard T. Ferrari)

A senior executive of a large consumer goods company had spotted a bold partnership opportunity in an important developing market and wanted to pull the trigger quickly to stay ahead of competitors. In meetings on the topic with the leadership team, the CEO noted that this trusted colleague was animated, adamant, and very persuasive about the move’s game-changing potential for the company.… Continue Reading

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