Tag: leadership training

Leadership & Communication

Gender Agenda: The kids are all right!

WAY back in the early 1990s, my teenage daughter started to feel I was asking her to do too much around the house. I disagreed and she, instead of throwing a tantrum or storming out, set about cataloguing what contribution she, my husband and I were making to the family welfare. The result was the…

30 Jun 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Nice people don’t finish last

YOU probably won’t want to read it all but a detailed study conducted by an academic team in Germany has found that, in most management situations, the nicer you are, the more money you make. The team studied the relationship between aspects of Emotional Intelligence and success in the workplace. In particular they looked at…

19 May 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

5 tips for being a more assertive leader

Confident and assertive leaders often command the respect of their employees and superiors, helping them stand out for promotions and other career development opportunities. These leadership skills mean tasks can be completed more efficiently and with less hassle than managers who are hesitant or prone to procrastination. Here are five top tips for being more…

15 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

NLP techniques: Improve learning by ‘anchoring’

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help you to achieve better results in the workplace, whether it is leadership development, improving negotiation skills or gaining confidence. NLP connects neurological processes, language and behavioural patterns learned through experience to help achieve specific life goals - and one of the techniques used to do this is 'anchoring'. Anchoring is…

2 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leadership courses ‘important for ambitious women’

The importance of leadership courses cannot be understated for women looking to advance their careers. That's the upshot of a recent panel discussion at the Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Symposium, which invited several female leaders to discuss their experiences and insights into workplace progression. Titled How To Grow Your Career: A Female Leadership Perspective, the…

20 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Women in leadership ‘vital for global economy’

Promoting female leadership skills is an important part of company growth for businesses worldwide. This is according to Lisa Crawford, senior vice-president of employment services consultancy Randstad, who said the benefits of greater diversity in the workplace are multitude. "With nearly one billion women poised to enter the global economy in the coming decade, and…

18 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Women’s leadership skills ‘needed for firms to thrive’

Nurturing female leadership skills is an important part of maintaining a thriving business in modern Australian workplaces, according to an expert. Gayle Peterson, co-program director of Women Transforming Leadership at Said Business School at the University of Oxford, wrote in The Australian that organisations must seek to mentor promising female candidates. She also called for…

7 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Leaders ‘should approach resource reallocation better’

Reallocating resources is a vital leadership skill to have, yet many organisations are failing to adequately shuffle their assets when required. This is according to Stephen Hall and Conor Kehoe, directors at management consultancy firm McKinsey and Company, who claimed swift reallocation of resources is useful at the best of times, but even more so…

5 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

John Boehner’s leadership skills questioned

The US debt crisis is over - for now. But in the wake of political unrest that left the country's government in partial shutdown for 16 days, fingers are being pointed at the Republican Party, and in particular at Speaker of the House John Boehner. Commentators have attacked Boehner for both his leadership inabilities and…

23 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

Janet Yellen ‘has the leadership skills for US Fed top job’

All eyes are on Janet Yellen as she could potentially become the first woman to chair the US Federal Reserve. Despite some commentators describing the economist as timid, Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor has sprung to her defence, highlighting her leadership skills in particular. Yellen faced competition early in the running from fellow economist Larry…

17 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Transformational leadership skills – inspiring your staff

Knowing what leadership skills are best suited to certain situations can be challenging, with various styles having their own advantages and disadvantages. Transformational leadership is no different, but many individuals seek to emulate this method due to its ability to inspire and motivate people. Highly visible and spending a lot of time communicating with staff,…

26 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

VIC gov’t honours women with leadership skills

Women with leadership skills will be recognised for their efforts by the Victorian government - but time is running out for applications. Nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2014 will close this Friday (September 27), meaning people have just a few days to suggest candidates for the award. Established in 2001, the ceremony…

25 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights