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How can behavioral factors be used to drive process excellence

by Dr. Stephen C. SchoonoverPresident, Schoonover Associates, IncI have been in the business of helping people for more than 35 years - first as a psychiatrist and more recently as a consultant focusing on leadership and performance management systems. This combination of experiences has in large part been a quest…
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What drives black talent in South Africa?

There is a significant disjoint between what young black talent in South Africa wants and what most corporates are delivering.This is according to new research findings which concluded that this mismatch was also contributing to the damaging culture of job hopping in corporate South Africa.
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The seven pillars of leadership wisdom

Gerald Ratner’s Expensive Lunch - Although widely regarded as "tacky", the Ratner jewellery chain was extremely popular with the public…. until its CEO, Gerald Ratner, made a speech at the Institute of Directors in April 1991. During the speech, he said:“We also do cut-glass sherry decanters complete with six glasses…
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Career Tactics, Leadership Effectiveness and Progression

Leadership progression, impact and excellence are not simply the result of talent and hard work, important as they are. “Results do not always speak for themselves”. And the“cream of organisational talent” doesn’t always get tothe top. In a world of uncertainty, competition, and conflict, Career Tactics - self management skills…
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The Dynamics of Success

What is the “good life”? The ancient Greeks discussed this issue at great length. For Aristotle, “the life lived well” lies in moderation and the“Golden Mean”, that appeal to calibrate our behaviour between extremes, which applies wisdom, virtue and thepractice of good habits to find the “middle way”.
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

This article deals specifically with a recent survey conducted by AMAzure onlessons learnt by leaders on their personal journey towards becoming leaders.The article has specific bearing on tools developed by AMAzure focused onleadership development like the Leadership Wisdom questionnaire or the 4C’s ofLeadership questionnaire.
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Five Elements of a Successful Leadership Pipeline

Five Elements of a Successful Leadership Pipeline: Stories of Success from The Conference Board by Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., VP, Executive Development, DDI At The Conference Board 2011 Talent Management Strategies Conference, my colleagues and I had an opportunity to facilitate the pre-conference session on the Leadership Pipeline we were…
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The 13 behaviours of a high trust leader

What separates the great leaders from the good ones? What makes a manager a manager of choice by her reports, peers, and boss? What makes an individual credible with customers, suppliers, distributors, investors, and other stakeholders? While there are many dimensions to these questions, there is one common thread throughout:…
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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

by Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy The science of stamina has advanced to the point where individuals, teams, and whole organizations can, with some straightforward interventions, significantly increase their capacity to get things done.   Included with this full-text Harvard Business Review article: 1.   Article Summary     The Idea in…
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Being the Boss

The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Copyright 2011 Linda A. Hill and Lowell Kent LinebackSummarized by permission of Harvard Business Review Press In this Abstract, you will learn: Why the “3 Imperatives” – “manage yourself, manage your network and manage your…
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Editorial from ReConnect Africa

Can an MBA work for an MRS?Married women who earn MBAs are more than twice as likely to get a divorce or get separated as their male counterparts, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) about a new study by Washington & Lee University School of Law.…
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Executive Coaching: The leadership development tool of the future?

"Coaching is the secret weapon of many outstanding organisations" - Burdett (1998)Executive Coaching is not new to organisations although over the past decade its popularity has surged. This is due to a number of organisational trends, such as organisational downsizing, a rapidly evolving environment where executives must constantly anticipate and…
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Faking it

An examination of the impact of values and culture on employee attitudes to workEXECUTIVE SUMMARYWork is far less formal than it used to be: gone are the days when employees addressed their boss as "Mr So and So" rather than by a first nameor tiptoed around the thick-pile corridors of…
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