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Building a Culture That Drives Empowerment

“There are a lot of ideas worth listening to in this company” Companies have figured out what the best leaders knew all along: a strategy is only as good as its people and the systems that carry it out. A brilliant business idea takes scores of no less brilliant insights at every step of the executi...

Black History Month

IN Perspective: Celebrating Black Women (in America)  In honor of Black History Month, we recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans. Among the thought leaders, activists, politicians, executives, ceiling-breakers, and everyday heroes of past and present are many B...

It’s up to us all to Close The Gap

Close the Gap

#BalanceforBetter

By its nature, empowerment starts at the top. Empowerment must first be granted by those who have the power to do so but then it must be embraced by those who have been given greater authority.  It must come from a leadership team dedicated to giving up control in exchange for the benefits that come...

#Leadership

‘Empowering’ means giving your team members the authority or power to do something, to take more control, and to become stronger and more independent. An effective way to empower your team is to delegate. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of empowerment does not take into accoun...

What Overthinking Looks Like

OK, That’s Enough!

Are there times in your life when you feel you’re not as ASSERTIVE as you would like to be? Being assertive, is having the confidence and belief in yourself, and its part of  your empowerment journey. You can learn the skills required, you can practice and embed these skills so they become a n...

#Health & Well-Being

Despite all the evidence demonstrating that employee health, well-being and engagement are important for organisational success, and that line managers are one of the most important influences on engagement, fewer than half of the 1,091 HR professionals surveyed by the CIPD last year believed that l...

#Engagement>>Performance

“the tale-tale signs leaders are becoming disengaged is when they go missing in action” What gets you and your employees out of bed in the morning? Is it the thought of spending the day at work with people you like and appreciate? Is it the drive to move forward in your career and contin...

A Serious Empathy Deficit?

To be empowered is to be vulnerable, to have empathy and be empathic is also to be vulnerable. Brene Brown makes it so clear that, vulnerability is the key for personal and organisational empowerment to thrive. She also shows us that for personal and organisational creativity to grow, it requires em...

Daring Greatly Leadership Manifesto

To the CEO’s and the teachers. To the principles and the managers. To the politicians, community leaders, and the decision-makers: We want to show up, we want to learn, and we want to inspire. We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, engagement. We crave purpose, and we have a deep desire to crea...

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