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6 Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty

6 Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty

By Leadership, Personal

“It seems that any given week provides ample reminders that leaders cannot control the degree of change, uncertainty, and complexity we face. The authors offer six strategies to improve a leader’s ability to learn, grow, and more effectively navigate the increasing complexity of our world. The first step is to embrace the discomfort as an expected and normal part of the learning process. As described by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, leaders must shift from a “know it all” to “learn it all” mindset. This shift in mindset can, itself, help ease the discomfort by taking the pressure off of you to have all the answers.” -HBR

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6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

By Leadership, Personal

In order to continue to adapt to this new era, leaders need to upgrade their skills and capabilities. HBR’s in-depth research shows the companies that perform the best actively invest in a wide set of characteristics rather than relying solely on their areas of strengths. The successful characteristics identified throughout their data align with the six paradoxes of leadership described in Blair Sheppard’s recent book, Ten Years to Midnight.

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Upskilling Hopes and Fears 2021

Upskilling Hopes and Fears 2021

By Career Development, Personal

Hopes and fears 2021, a study showcasing the views of 32,500 workers highlights that 72% of respondents want a mix of remote and in-person working, 50% are excited or confident about the future and that workers want ‘more digital skills, more inclusivity, and more flexibility.

Investing in a desirable workplace involves reviewing the opinions of employees and the greater private-public discourse surrounding upskilling and reskilling.

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Giving hard feedback

Giving hard feedback

By Leadership, Personal

“When giving hard feedback they become harsh, clinical, calculative and unemotional. All the flexible kindness is
replaced by rigid compliance. This often comes out when a leader needs to give their people feedback. Giving feedback is a critical role of leadership, yet the way in which it is given can leave the person on the other end feeling
confused. After finding themselves on either side of this negative experience, we often see people change. They turn into one of these persona’s you might recognise: Jekyll & Hyde, The Drill-Sergeant, or, Mr Nice Guy.” – Empathic Consulting

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COVID-19 and the Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox

COVID-19 and the Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox

By Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

In 2020, employee engagement and wellbeing trends, for the first time, became noticeably detached from one another, this disconnect presents critical implications for workplace leaders in the coming year. Gallup’s extensive workplace data has tracked a trend called the “Wellbeing – Engagement Trend” that has revealed a new relationship has emerged between employee engagement and wellbeing.

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Putting Power in Perspective

Putting Power in Perspective

By Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

“As human beings, we cannot help but be subject to our preferences. However, we do have control over the manner in which these manifest themselves in our lives. Every value we hold dear is an expression of either support or opposition, and it is our perspective that determines whether we are for something or against it.”

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