How to Build Organisational Success Through People

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How to Build Organisational Success Through People
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In this episode, I chat with author and communications expert Sheila Parry about her new book:

Take Pride - How to Build Organisational Success Through People

While the concept of being proud of our work is something that many people can identify with, PRIDE is actually a mnemonic for a framework that Sheila developed over many years of working with organisations, running her own successful Internal Communications agency (The Blue Ballroom) and carrying out independent research.

Do they know who you are?

This is a core sentiment running through our conversation and Sheila expands upon it from different perspectives. She provides insights, examples and tips that both leaders and followers can use to better understand and improve their experiences at work.

In particular, leaders can learn more about the impact they have on the experiences of their people and why communicating effectively is not an event but a continuous journey. For employees in general Sheila provides...

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How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?

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How do you build a truly Collaborative Culture?
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In this episode (recorded in December 2020) I chat with leading author and collaboration expert, Jim Tamm

Collaboration has become such an essential component in an organisation's success, yet still many people struggle to collaborate effectively. Online tools alone will not work without a collaborative mindset, skills and behaviours. 

Drawing on his research and extensive experience, Jim provides us with insights and tips on how to create and embed a collaborative culture in your organisation. 

He also reveals what's new in the 2nd edition of his book Radical Collaboration.

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What have chickens got to do with collaboration? 

Watch Jim's TED Talk here

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How to build your Conversational Capacity

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How to build your Conversational Capacity
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This week I sat down with leading author and consultant, Craig Weber, to chat about Conversational Capacity and three critical practices that help you develop this. 

Craig highlights many essential skills and provides practical tips that individuals and teams can apply immediately to get better at those tough conversations that life throws at us from time to time. 

Along the way we talk about sweet spots, cognitive cartography, dancing elephants, dojos and much more...

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How Conscious Leadership helps you transform, evolve and grow

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How do you go from being a corporate lawyer to being a successful Executive Leadership Coach? 

Author and Leadership Coach, Rebecca Watson shares the experiences that led her into coaching and how she's discovered some of the secrets to helping Executives succeed in the world of Leadership.

Rebecca has some useful advice for leaders about how to develop self-awareness, improve engagement, use coaching in motivating your teams and how to spot burnout and intercept it before it happens.

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Good at Negotiation, Good at Life

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Good at Negotiation, Good at Life
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In this episode (recorded in December 2020) I chat with leading Author and Master Negotiations Trainer, Simon Horton, about negotiations and negotiating.

During our conversation, Simon demystifies negotiating. He says that negotiating is so pervasive in our world today that we're actually negotiating all the time. Negotiation is not some 'dark art' or just the purveyance of big business, international trade deals or Brexit. In fact, one of Simon's mantras is "get good at negotiation, get good at life"!

We delve into his book The Leader's Guide to Negotiation: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results (The Financial Times) and explore his three-stage model of negotiation. Did you know that there's more to negotiation than a conversation and an agreement? 

Throughout, Simon draws on examples from both leadership and personal contexts where knowing how to negotiate enables you to grow, advance and achieve your goals, in a way that preserves relationships. He...

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How to build your Adaptive Capacity

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A lot has been written about how organisations are being challenged by macro paradoxes and that the 'solution' to these challenges isn't a linear approach to problem-solving. It's more about managing paradoxical situations than trying to solve them.

If organisations are going to deal with these macro paradoxes then a question arises around the challenges leaders have in managing a range of paradoxical behaviour choices that enable them to do that.

In this episode, I sit down with Author, Master Trainer and Leadership Expert Rick Tate to discuss his new book, Adaptive Capacity, and how developing this ability is essential if leaders are to successfully guide organisations in a paradoxical world.

And, these self-leadership insights and lessons can be applied to many aspects of our lives.

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Introducing Leading People

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Leading People is a Podcast about how to bring out the best in yourself and others. It's founded on the principle of Self Leadership.
 
In each episode you'll meet a leading thinker in the area of leadership, people development, neuroscience, psychology and beyond.
 
Our conversations will centre around 3 core themes underpinning Self Leadership.
 
The first theme is Awareness. This embraces both self awareness, awareness of others and awareness of the world around us - in what is often referred to as the system. Emotional Intelligence will be a key feature of this theme.
 
The second theme revolves around how we respond to our awareness. Playing on words we could call this our responsibility or our ability to respond to our awareness. Our ability to respond comes down to our Mindset, which is our second theme.
 
It's ok being more aware and then wanting to respond or change. But, often we get stuck on the how to go about it....
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What do Great Managers Do - Part 2?

performance Oct 23, 2018
In this series on what Great Managers do I’m providing insights, tips and tools that you can use to improve your management effectiveness. Even if you’re not a manager, through these posts you can learn to evaluate how well you’re being managed. If you think it’s time to get a new manager then check out our Career Services here
 
In an earlier post, I featured the first thing that Great Managers do: they hire for Talent, not just experience and qualifications. You can learn more about how they do this here.

Key # 2 - Setting Key Performance Expectations

Once you’ve hired talented people it’s critically important that they know what is expected of them. However, be careful with what conventional wisdom suggests:
 
Conventional Wisdom
 
Set expectations by defining the right steps
 
What Great Managers do
 
When setting expectations they define the right outcomes not the right steps
 
The simple distinction here...
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3 Ingredients for Better Employee Engagement

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In this Learning Moments video Gerry Murray explains 3 key ingredients for better employee engagement and how you can measure Engagement before recruiting a new employee
 
Our Talent Analytics Tools have been designed with ease of use in mind. Therefore, any manager with a little bit of training can learn how to use them in their decision making and interactions with their people. 
 
If you want to know more about our Engagement Analytics, how to use them, where and when to use them and much more we’ve put together a short FREE introductory course so you can explore these for yourself in your own time. 
 
 
As always, we’d love to hear from you to answer any questions or give you a FREE Demonstration of our Tools. 
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How do you hire the best person for a role each and every time?

recruitment Jul 13, 2018
In this post I’m going to outline how to consistently hire the best person for any role. 

Warning: this process can save you a lot of time and money!

Why is this important? 

Because traditional approaches such as asking for CVs and Cover Letters and then manually screening these and carrying out interviews is only at best 20% reliable. It’s largely a risky guessing game in disguise! 
 
And, it’s hugely time consuming! 
 
In the past few months I’ve also heard so much about how current recruitment processes aren’t working, from panel interviews that display Unconscious Bias to putting the wrong person in the wrong job so they end up failing or at best suffering, with many reputations ruined along the way. The list of woes goes on and on… 
 
Despite the introduction of sexy web-based tools, the underlying processes being used by many organisations are deeply flawed and are contributing to and exacerbating the...
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