Why Leaders need to Adopt a Deep Work Strategy to be Better

How much of your workday is spent reading and answering emails, rushing to meetings - and how much of it is spent making a meaningful contribution to your team, or your career as a whole?   Cal Newport, an assistant professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author of the recent book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success [...]

Why building trust should be your next biggest investment in your organisation

Intuitive and emotionally intelligent leaders are aware that there’s been a definitive shift in the corporate environment. We used to say: time is money and it used to be true. But with individuals requiring a level of autonomy in the workplace, we now realise that trust is money.   The shift from time to trust does make sense. We’ve been [...]

Beyond the Boardroom: Why Leadership is More Important than Ever

Leadership is often pigeon-holed as a desired skill or attribute in the limited context of the workplace. While good leadership is crucial in organizations, it is also a human quality that should be nurtured in every person. If you are thinking that not all of us can realistically be groomed be President, CEO, manager or team-lead, you are not wrong. [...]

Why your technical expertise doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a good leader

In most organisations, the natural progression for the star in the team is the promotion to team lead or manager. And while that might be a step up, most individuals feel ill prepared for the new responsibility of leading. Old school management styles are no longer relevant in modern places of business - managing a team is not the same [...]

How emotional intelligence will set you apart as a leader

For too long, organisations have viewed emotional intelligence (EI) as a soft skill, or a nice-to-have in the candidate who is being promoted into a leadership position. But there is a reason why some people are more influential than others. Once you acquire the education and training required for a particular career path, it’s not your IQ that will set [...]