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The Power of Vulnerability in Leadership

I remember just before COVID we had launched our Outstanding Leadership Awards. What a time to launch a global event. We had received 100’s of nominations and everything was locked in to deliver an outstanding events platform. The reschedules, changes in venue, stress, frustrations from finalists and more lead to me having a mini breakdown. […]

Embedding Values

Embedding Values Ah Yes! You’ve just landed a new role, how exciting: Congratulations! New people, new ambitions and a new office and wow, that Values Poster on the Wall! This company must be serious about their values. Day one of my job and my first interaction with someone in the business hits me hard with […]

Team Success: More Than Just Meeting Targets?

The Real Impact of Celebrating at Work. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” ~Norman Shidle This saying perfectly captures what we’re talking about today: the importance of recognising success at work. In a time when we’re always rushing to […]

Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams

For over 16 years, the team at LeadershipHQ have worked with hundreds of teams and leaders. We know what makes a great team through our work, research and thought leadership. We have built the Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams that we have delivered and created 100’s for great teams, and we know these stages have […]

THE CASE FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The world is rushing, with technology-driven innovation changing companies and industries dramatically. Despite the exciting new developments, employee engagement is at an all-time low. 85% of employees worldwide are not engaged or actively disengaged from their jobs. Disengaged employeeshave higher absenteeism, lower productivity, more accidents, and lower profitability. What is the cause of low employee […]

Character – The Foundation of Great Leadership

English is a funny language. There is a vast difference between being a character and showing character. When we describe a person as “a real character,” we generally mean they are a bit quirky or unusual, perhaps with very distinctive mannerisms or attributes. In this use, it’s not necessarily a term we would associate with […]

Characteristics of Great CEOs

One of the most asked questions we are asked at LeadershipHQ is what makes a great leader and CEO? In our leadership circles there is also a lot of talk about how to be a “great” leader. This is only natural, I suppose, as no one wants to be “average.” Leadership is a highly competitive environment, and […]

10 Qualities that make for a Great Leader

When analysing management styles, all too often commentary is centred around what makes for a bad leader, and not much time and effort is dedicated towards what makes a good one.  It’s understandable, because it is the stressful times that do stick out the most.  But with criticism, there needs to be praise for those […]

Difference Between Burnout and Stress

I am burnt out I hear you saying!!! I am hearing you loud and clear…. We all know what stress feels like. It’s that feeling of being overwhelmed, anxious, and constantly on edge. As leaders, we are more susceptible to stress than ever before. But what is stress, really? And how can we avoid letting […]