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Leaders Toolbox | Turning Stress into an Asset

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

You constantly hear how bad stress is for you: it’s damaging your health, jeopardizing your relationships, and hurting your performance. While these risks are real, recent research is showing that work strain, when managed correctly, can actually have a positive impact on productivity and performance. So how can you take the stress you thought was killing you and make it...

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Leaders Toolbox | 8 Essential Tips to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 22, 2018

The loss of a staff member can have serious implications for a business. In fact, research suggests it can cost a business as much as £30k per employee due to a decrease in output, additional training, and resourcing. Conflicts with managers or co-workers often top the list of reasons why staff may leave a job. To help you navigate the...

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Leaders Toolbox | How Listening Makes You a Better Leader

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

David Bowie by Gareth Evans The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT. ~ Alfred Brendel Pisssst. Listen up! Good leaders are good listeners. They know they can shape organizational culture simply by listening. They know that listening to and respecting others builds working relationships and that relationships make things work. In short, they know that listening...

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Leaders Toolbox | The Trick to Creating Superstar Employees? Think of Them as Superstar Employees.

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

In 1963, a pair of researchers named Robert Rosenthal and Kermit Fode assigned a dozen psychology students an experiment: Train rats to solve their way out of a maze. Rosenthal and Fode told half the students that they would be training “maze bright” rats, selectively bred for their exceptional maze-running prowess, and the other half that they had on their...

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The Learning Cafe | December 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 14, 2017

Modern laziness  The original definition of lazy was about a person who avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a garden, too lazy to organise a working bee or too lazy to clean the garage. The modern lazy person also avoids emotional labour. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key questions, the laziness...

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Leaders Toolbox | Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

In this excerpt from Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella frankly assesses the culture he inherited when he took over in February 2014, how he set out to fix it, and explores his own mistakes along the way. The CEO is the curator of an organization’s culture. Anything is...

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Leaders Toolbox | Diversity and inclusion: Rewriting the rules for marketing

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

Diversity and inclusion: Rewriting the rules for marketing When it comes to diversity in marketing, we’ve come a long way—but we still have a long way to go. Marketing has a unique role to play in rewriting the rules on diversity in business. Numerous studies show that diverse teams deliver superior results. For example, recent research found that inclusive teams...

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Leaders Toolbox | 7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

7 brilliant ways to start any presentation “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”-Plato When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get...

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