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5 tips for speaking like a leader

Leadership skills may come naturally to some, but many people are still apprehensive about public speaking. Here are five tips for engaging your audience more effectively and honing your negotiation skills through the lectern.   Be loud and clear It may seem obvious, but mumbling through your speech or presentation isn't going to inspire confidence.…

21 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Getting to grips with email communication

Whatever industry you work in, email communication is likely to be a part of the job, making it vital you brush up on your etiquette when sending messages. This is particularly true if you are in a leadership position, as no matter how good you are at conveying information in person, you won't always have…

19 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Effective change management in the public sector

Public sector organisations are increasingly being asked to provide better and more efficient services, while coping with shrinking budgets and fewer staff. Implementing change in agencies and departments can be a challenging prospect, particularly if the existing processes have been in place for some time. However, effective change management skills can ensure your leadership development…

12 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Tackling female leadership

Women often face different challenges as leaders than men, with women in power sometimes pigeon-holed as being either too much of a pushover or ruling with an unwavering iron fist. However, neither of these labels will garner much respect in the workplace, meaning women need to take on a leadership style that not only stays…

7 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

How to manage high-potential employees

A big part of a manager's job is to identify who is contributing to the overall success of the company and who needs to pull their socks up.However, the temptation is to concentrate too much on the staff members who need the most help, while allowing high-potential employees to regulate themselves.While they may enjoy the…

6 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Achieving better Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a term that refers to a person's ability to perceive, manage and understand their emotions, as well as those of other people. Having a high EI has obvious benefits, enabling you to navigate your interpersonal relationships more easily, while also enabling you to evaluate what makes you happy or unhappy. Traditionally,…

5 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Sex-segregated labour markets ‘perpetuating gender inequality’

There is an entrenched division across many Australian industries between sectors dominated by men and those dominated by women. This is according to Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) president Ged Kearney, who said gender inequality in the workplace must be tackled. Ms Kearney spoke at the Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference and…

2 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

5 essential tips for engaging an audience

Public speaking is rarely easy. Whether you're inexperienced, talking to a large group of people or are presenting to high-profile executives, there are a number of factors that may have you especially nervous when public speaking. Many speakers tend to become introverted in these circumstances and read mechanically from a prepared script and slideshow. Here are…

31 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

What type of leader are you?

Being a leader isn't easy, and everyone brings their own qualities and attributes to the role in an effort to get the best out of their colleagues. However, there are several distinct leadership styles - all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages in the workplace. Do you recognise yourself in this list? And…

29 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Fine-tuning management skills after landing a promotion

Congratulations! You've worked hard, shown your determination and secured a much-earned promotion, meaning you're ready to take on your new role with aplomb. However, if you're new to management there may be a few skills that you need to pick up quickly, or at least fine-tune the ones you already have (it's unlikely you'll have…

26 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights
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